This modern home has stunning curb appeal! Even from the outside, lofty, bright spaces on the inside are apparent. The unique shape of the left wall is most noticeable: The barrel-shaped structure creates a modern yet cozy feel.
Thanks to its pitched roof, lightly-colored shingles and rustic wood beams, this converted garage feels right at home in its country setting. A long gravel driveway leads directly to the structure and so helps protect the carefully manicured grass from tire tracks.
The stone facade of this seemingly small home hides a multitude of space inside. A stone walkway leading to a simple door makes the space feel homey from the very start, and the pitched wood roof feels oh-so-rustic. The large plot with mature trees is a perfect setting for a quiet getaway.
The main house at Figueroa Farms located in the Santa Ynez Valley, Calif., evokes the style of Mediterranean country homes. The home features a stucco exterior and low-pitched tile roof and verandas with views of the sprawling, 106-acre Happy Canyon property.
Echoing the Mediterranean villas which inspired its design, this Santa Ynez Valley, Calif., home is clad in stucco and a low-pitched tile roof. The home features arched doorways and a shaded veranda, both hallmarks of classic Mediterranean style.
The existing landscape provided a challenge, but also the opportunity to design outdoor living spaces on several levels. The flat-roofed family room needed a pitched roof to blend with the existing house, but the roof, along with the turret, couldn’t block existing windows. To accomplish the homeowners’ vision, interior walls had to be removed, but they were constructed of clay blocks, which supported two-story block walls above. We continued the 16:12 pitched roof over the existing family room, but shifted it back to allow light into the third-story window. The same pitched roof covers the garage addition, but a reverse gable with paneled accents provides interest and a carriage house feel.