The light exterior of this home beautifully contrasts the modern wood front door and industrial glass and metal garage doors. Together the look is modern and inviting without feeling too stark and imposing.
This modern farmhouse maintains the same color palette on its interior and exterior, a soothing gray touched with brown and white accents. Rustic touches like a barn-style garage door and wood-framed wire fence blend with more modern elements to create an intriguing design mix.
One of the most stunning aspects of the home is the three, garage-style doors making up the south wall. Raise them up and suddenly the interior is a complete blend with the backyard, indoor outdoor living at its most luxurious.
Inspired by country estates of days gone by, this home is nonetheless anything but old-fashioned. Larger windows with divided lights, simplified moldings, and an up-to-the-minute color palette add modern flair to the facade without sacrificing any of the home’s classic elegance.
"Some of the best garage conversions are those that take long-term uses and versatility into account," says Ron Cohen, CEO of Garage Conversions. "By creating a space that is updated, modern and yet leaves plenty of room for changes, you really can't lose." One essential, says Cohen: glass doors to let in plenty of natural light.
Open entry gates provide a glimpse straight through this modern home to the water views beyond. Wood on parts of the exterior bring warmth to the design, and a modern garage door mirrors the home's clean, crisp geometry.
This modern home uses a glass paneled garage door for a unique access door from the living room to the outdoors. Light stone steps lead to the darker gray tiled walkway creating a patio area. Mulched sections allow for rows of plants adding color next to the home.
"This garage remodel was designed for a UCLA professor who wanted a stylish home office," says Ron Cohen, CEO of Pearl Remodeling. "Because of zoning restrictions at the time of the remodel, we could not legally convert the garage into a living space, so we kept the garage door operational and updated the interior so it could still be enjoyed as a workspace. We installed new drywall on all walls and ceiling, and light-colored flooring and paint to brighten up the room. Open shelving with complementary decor give this study a modern touch with lots of room to personalize the space."