An attractive circular driveway with gray-toned pavers and a graphite tone curb border leads from the street up to the house and detached garage, that was equipped with a pool table and other amenities. “The idea is to go ahead and open the detached garage and be able to just entertain in the front yard as much as you do in the backyard,” says designer Brian Patrick Flynn.
With the doors to the wardrobe cabinet open, you can see the sturdy crossbar for hanging bags and jackets, an upper shelf for smaller items, and the cabinet’s lower shelf with a basket for extra pillows or a throw blanket for chilly days and nights.
A comfortable seating area under the bedroom’s three large windows provides a spot to chat, catch up on a good book, or enjoy the outdoor views. “This bedroom offers a great view of the live oak trees with Spanish moss outside, a signature of this area,” says build manager Scott Branscom.
The spacious windows in the living room also bring lots of natural light into the kitchen which, along with the living room, dining room and fireplace area make up the great room of this extensively renovated, two-level urban home with lots of green space and recreational activities just outside the door.
Neutral and classic elements fill this living room, but the art piece above the fireplace brings the room alive. A leather sofa and pair of armchairs create a sitting area as well as offering a view of the grand piano.
This family-friendly kitchen features a large island topped by a row of beautiful and functional pendant lights. A built-in desk puts the home office right at the heart of the house, and a walk-in pantry is ultra-convenient. Transom windows and crown molding are traditional architectural details that fit the style of the house.
A play of textures on the walls, floor and bed gives this sleek, contemporary bedroom depth and dimension. Blackout curtains draw to block light and provide privacy. A wall-mounted TV is situated across from the bed, allowing the lush, upholstered bed to double as a cozy media center.
Gray walls and white trim set a fresh, clean tone in this ground-level family room in Brooklyn. A modular sofa and a desk turn the room into a multifunctional living area. Meanwhile, French doors to the back garden connect the home to the outdoors.
An eye-catching green-and-white striped chair adds a vibrant pop of color to this kitchen's built-in desk. The desk offers a convenient spot for paying bills, sorting mail and studying while maintaining a watchful eye on the kitchen.
In a single day, what was a lifeless place to store items is now a multi-functional, color-soaked place to keep toys, sports equipment and clothes organized. The bright blue wall color keeps the space fresh and exciting.
This aqua-blue contemporary master retreat needed to serve several functions for the homeowner. The design team created a cozy nook for the bed with an aqua accent wall and incorporated task lighting over the bed. Meanwhile, an arched doorway leads to an en-suite bath, laundry area and home office space.
The basement in this Tampa Bay home is the perfect family-friendly game room. The multifunctional space features a comfortable TV-watching spot, a wet bar and pool table. Designer Don Sharp also designed the space to take advantage of the rear views and covered deck.
This cool, crisp and airy space serves as both relaxing master retreat and functional workspace for the homeowner. An arched open doorway connects the serene bedroom to the en-suite bath and adjoining workspace. Cool colors, ample lighting and sleek flooring bring continuity to the contemporary rooms.
To give a family in Santa Monica, California, the multipurpose guest house/screening lounge they’d dreamed of, the design team at Spazio LA turned to an unexpected place: the four-car garage. "We converted half of the space while leaving the other half as a two-car garage," said the designers. "The space now includes a full screening room, a bar-kitchenette, a full bathroom and a Murphy bed for overnight guests."