The owners of this Spanish Colonial wanted a courtyard design that would match the integrity of the home's exterior design, but they wanted to make sure it was fresh and modern. In order to achieve this goal, designers anchored the courtyard design around the pool, the shape of which is traditional, but the black bottom brings in the modern character these homeowners were looking for.
One of the focal points in the courtyard is the Colonial style fountain located in the flower bed. This intricately carved piece adds aesthetic beauty and an elegant style that perfectly complements the traditional design of the Spanish Colonial while still giving the space a nod to the modern.
To give the homeowners a more versatile courtyard space, designers added a sitting area next to a fireplace, adding a three seasons patio for entertaining. Bright red cushions and pillows in this area pop against the neutral colors that traditionally adorn Spanish Colonial homes, bringing in the modern touch that the homeowners love.
An elegant brick pathway leads through lush grass to a beautiful courtyard at the entrance of this Colonial Revival home. The house combines a traditional stucco exterior and terracotta roof tiles and is surrounded by Mediterranean-inspired landscaping.
The Point Loma, Calif., home was built in 1935 and needed a renovation to bring it to the modern world. During the remodeling, it was important to preserve the historic front facade of the home. An inviting front courtyard features beautiful landscaping, a brick patio and lap pool covered by pergola.
To help give the homeowners both additional seating and storage, designers chose a rustic, Spanish style bench with storage underneath to meet these two goals. Then, they added turquoise accents above the piece to extra color and a touch of Spanish Colonial flair.
In the back of the home, a private driveway leads into an attached garage with elegant wood doors. Raised flower beds set into large, stone retaining walls give the exterior of the space color and an elegantly manicured look. The two raised beds break at a wrought iron gate that opens to reveal the private courtyard that leads into the home from the rear.
The front courtyard creates a grand, welcoming entrance to this 7,400-square-foot 1935 Colonial Revival residence. Originally designed by local architect Ralph Frank, the home is situated on a large sloping lot in Point Loma with panoramic views of the downtown San Diego skyline and the San Diego bay.
In this Spanish Colonial Revival home, the bathroom is designed to evoke the home's style with tile details and a warm wood vanity. For a modern touch, a small TV is built into the wall to catch up on the news while getting ready.
Designer Catherine Smith blended old with new in this Spanish Colonial-inspired living room. Furniture pieces bring newer elements to the space while components from the Spanish Colonial period take you back in time. Wooden ceiling beams and wrought-iron details represent materials used during that time period, and the doorway arches were often the only ornamentation in this type of simple, informal design. Catherine used a red wine-colored velvet sofa and an oversized tapestry of a Spanish-style courtyard to add texture, giving the space a stunning appearance.
Thoughtful landscape lighting illuminates this Spanish colonial-style villa at night, making the private courtyard available for enjoyment day and night. The lush landscaping benefits from the temperate tropical weather in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.
This Mediterranean outdoor patio is enclosed in a courtyard. There's a dining table and a rounded fireplace. Wrought iron dining chairs push the Spanish colonial look, and a pergola covered in grapes provide shade as well as character.