Previously one story, this classic rambler was remodeled to add a second floor and update the exterior feel of the house. The design kept the pitch of the original roofline, but gave more emphasis to the height the house now has.
Why bother with a rug when the warm tone of the hardwood floors are one of the homeowners' favorite features. The pattern and color mix continues with a funky woven basket to hold a plant and a graphic credenza with a stunning diamond pattern engraved into the wood.
Just past the subdued tones of the entryway, the living room explodes with wonderful pops of bold color and more delightful patterns. Colorful pillows on the sofa playfully reiterate the vibrant tones of the vintage kilim rug. Also, on the sofa, one of the room’s few touches of black, a mud cloth textile draped decoratively over the back brings an added dimension of pattern and hue to the space.
Warm neutral tones and streamlined furnishings help this large great room flow as one. The custom two story chimney is made with organic wood and stainless steel accents and becomes an easy center piece for the whole home.
Dark gray is used on the second floor of this large living space to bring the height of the room down, creating a cozy, family-friendly room. A trio of coffee tables makes one big surface or can be separated for a modular space when entertaining. Comfortable seating, from the large sectional to the comfortable gray chair, create a great space to gather and relax.
This white two-story Colonial home features double porches. The one on the first floor makes for a friendly welcome to the home, while the second-story porch is a great spot for relaxing or entertaining.
This modern living space is configured as one uninterrupted indoor-outdoor space. These public spaces open immediately to the pool and backyard living areas by means of sliding glass panels that fully disappear.
With the Adirondack Mountains on one side and Lake George on the other, the town of Hague, N.Y., is an idyllic escape from big city living. Here, a three-story lake house with large porches and a private dock encourages its owners to slow down and soak up the natural beauty.
This two-story great room includes two seating areas -- one oriented toward the flat-screen TV, the other positioned to enjoy the warmth of the fireplace -- and are delineated by matching chandeliers. Telescoping glass doors slide completely open to fully connect the room to the pool deck for easy indoor-outdoor living.
A series of curved windows slope with the steps of this curvaceous staircase, one of myriad design details that set this Greenwich, Connecticut, home apart. White walls create a gallery-like effect throughout the space, while custom iron stair rails and dramatic lighting give it contemporary flair.
This view is the one that can be seen from the deck of the second story of this modern home. The deck surrounds the master bedroom and faces the city, allowing the couple to relax and enjoy the views just outside their window.
The open patio in the back of this beautiful one-story Mediterranean home is the perfect place for outdoor entertaining. Fountains on either side of the walkway are lovely additions to the landscape and hardscape.
A raised flower bed with a cement bird bath adds curb appeal to this brick home featured on HGTV's Buying and Selling. Low-maintenance landscaping around the walkway created a charming entrance to this one-story home with a two-car garage.
The architects took a staged approach to the home's design. The front living room is a one story, gabled space, while the rear space is a two story space that houses the bedrooms. Connecting the two are a screened porch and other secondary spaces.