Whether you want to take a dip in the pool or sit poolside in one of the green lounge chairs, this outdoor retreat offers an escape for everyone. A stone fire pit provides a bit of warmth when enjoying an evening outdoors, while open doors just off the cement patio provide quick access to the home's living room.
The perfectly overgrown landscaping of this cozy cottage pays homage to the fact that the space was once a garden shed. It has since been remodeled into a beautiful, quaint guest space with a small deck and breakfast table, two side patios and French doors on all four sides of the cabin to allow direct access to each of the outdoor spaces.
The living room's gorgeous vaulted ceiling showcases deep brown exposed beams contrasted by the ivory wall color used throughout the space. Glass pocket doors open to the outdoor patio and provide a view of Aspen Mountain. The transitional space also provides quick access to the 12-person dining table, making it easy to move from dinner to relaxing.
This long master bedroom serves many functions for the homeowners. A fully retractable fourth wall reveals access to the homeowners' semi-private patio; a bed with plush bed linens completes the relaxation space. For a sitting area, designers brought in a gray, Contemporary sofa and clear coffee table to add a place to enjoy a good book, while a wood, Midcentury Modern desk adds an office space to the room.
The owner of this home wanted an elegant, functional space for her closet, so she decided to enclose an underused second floor patio. To make this dressing room the perfect space, floor to ceiling built-in wardrobes were added with lighted drawers for easy access. The shoes get their own sliding storage so that each pair is neatly laid out and easily accessible. The chandelier in the center of the room is elegant and stylish and hangs over a jewelry tower, complete with lighted drawers for ease of access. The space has banquette seating so that the homeowner and her friends can gab and get ready all at the same time, while the black and white Roman shades provide stylish privacy for the space.
This newly renovated, turn of the century home has been given an upgrade. The homeowner has decided to turn an underused second story patio into a luxury dressing room. These elegant French doors lead from the home's newly renovated master bathroom into the new custom closet. Upon entering the space, one of the more stunning features is present-a custom built jewelry tower. This tower is complete with lighted drawers so that the homeowner has easy access to all of her favorite pieces. The chandelier that hangs from the ceiling, while elegant and stylish, is also functional and helps to provide extra light to the space.
The Pebble Tek pool and infinity spa overlook breathtaking ocean vistas to the Southeast and the Santa Ynez mountains to the North.In the main house, richly colored walls line the sensational master suite, with a sitting area or office and elegant bathroom. A second bedroom suite opens to a large, private patio and secondary lap pool, creating the perfect retreat for family or guests. Perched for ocean views, a second level loft-style office opens to a private rooftop deck.A detached one-bedroom suite with a fireplace and full bathroom has direct access to the main pool area, and attaches to a generous laundry room. A second, detached affords privacy yet proximity to the main house. Beautifully appointed, the one-bedroom suite includes a kitchenette, full bathroom and private patio. This Montecito compound affords plentiful space for both family and guests.Built in 1967.5,431 approximate square feet.Architectural style: ContemporaryProperty features: 4 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms and 1 Partial Baths.
It’s hard to imagine now, but this charming living space was once an unassuming commercial garage. To make the most of the compact, 1,260-square-foot space (including an upstairs loft area), Frazier Associates minimized the number of walls within. Exposed brick walls and concrete flooring on the first floor were retained and a new staircase, crafted of reclaimed wood and metal railing, was designed for access to the second floor. "Providing more natural light was the biggest design challenge," say the designers. "A new recessed patio was designed behind the historic garage doors to allow for more light on the first floor, as well as to create a front entrance and a small exterior seating area."
Pamper yourself by transforming an outdoor space into a custom retreat. Japanese forest bathing research shows that time spent in the Great Outdoors brings significant health benefits—lower blood pressure, less stress, greater empathy. Green spaces soothe both body and brain, and you can reap the results with a spot in your own yard. Start your project by choosing an area with easy access. A small deck, porch, patio or corner of a garden provides a terrific foundation for a home-sweet-home getaway. Approach your project with an eye to design by including touches that speak to your style (retro? chic? urban?). You don’t have to spend big bucks to make it work. This welcoming retreat features a crate coffee table that blends beautifully with wooden chairs. Pots of colorful annuals bring nature near. Annuals include purple Angelonia with Raven (dark) sweet potato vine, Yellow Chiffon superbells, Royal Velvet supertunia, and ‘Banana Cream’ Shasta daisy with Vertigo purple fountain grass.
The Solis Two Porsche Drive hotel adjacent to the Porsche Experience Center, has become the go-to destination for visitors checking out the driving experience at Porsche. Part of the booming city rising in the shadow of the airport, the "aerotropolis" of Hapeville next to Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta International Airport—the world's busiest passenger airport—is just 20 minutes from downtown Atlanta and has a lot to recommend it for both car-crazy adults and their child companions. The 8-story hotel itself overlooks—at key vantage points—the Porsche Experience Center racetrack. The rooftop Overdrive Lounge offers the best public view by far of both Porsche and the airport and there are also 9 track-view suites. The rooms themselves are insulated with triple-pane windows from flight noise. For transportation-obsessed kids, this is a once-in-a-lifetime convergence of planes, trains (train tracks pass right in front of the hotel) and automobiles all viewable in close proximity to the property (there's even a Delta Flight Museum close-by for flight fans). For quick and easy access to downtown Atlanta, I-75 is in close proximity to Solis. You can sit on the outside patio of the in-house restaurant Apron and watch planes come in for landings and eavesdrop on visiting German Porsche execs relaxing after a day of work at Porsche's North American headquarters. To continue the Porsche tie-in, two Porsche Cayennes offer VIP transportation to the airport and auto artwork abounds: there are car murals in the lobby and car motif art in the 214 guest rooms. There is even an in-house Porsche themed gift shop to take home a souvenir.