This colonial home features white clapboard siding and black trimmed cottage style windows, including one tall window that shows off the interior staircase. A vibrant red front door adds a touch of color under the classic front porch overhang with white columns.
Brick pavers laid in a herringbone pattern create a tasteful, traditional and stylish porch that begs for summertime conversation over a glass of lemonade. Wide columns and a deep overhang give the porch presence and add curb appeal.
A wide shot of the home's exterior shows the magnificent features of the backyard. A wrap-around porch accommodates a dining area and outdoor kitchen, glass walls create seamless transitions from outdoor to indoor, and a deep porch overhang provides shade and blocks sunlight from heating interior spaces. The lounge area by the pool is perfect for relaxing and sunbathing.
A deep overhang and side wall provide shade for comfortable seating on this front porch. The porch not only provides entry to the home from the formal front door, but also into a main living area from a set of French doors.
Naturally, this luxury property comes with its own pool house. Tucked away in the far corner of the backyard, the structure uses clean lines, large overhangs and wood paneling to complement the main house. A large shaded porch with several chairs invites the owners to lounge or nap after swimming a few laps.
Sunset lighting beautifully highlights the smooth, warm tone wood exterior of this home. The architecture shape, roof overhangs and large untreated windows perfectly embody the modern style. Planted shrubs frame a walkway leading to the porch.
Depicted by a simple box shape and the large central dormer, this style of colonial home is called the Foursquare. Its full-width porch and low roof with a deep overhang are also in keeping with this post-Victorian design. The simple white and green color scheme ties into the style of the home.
This home is located on a steeply sloping ridge top and is designed to sensitively step down with the land. The steep topography influenced the linear design as it hugs along a natural rock outcropping. The layout is perfectly harmonious to the land and sun, allowing the home to orient its long faces to the north and south while minimizing its east and west exposures.
Tall, north-facing window walls capture cool, even lighting throughout the day, while deep overhangs along the south protect from overexposure from the sun. The main roof sheds to the south, providing maximum solar collection potential. Decks and screened-in porches along the south face also provide areas for outdoor entertaining and a means to capture prevailing breezes that blow up from the canyons below.