Symmetry is key for this colonial-inspired home exterior. Tall twin shrubs and sage-green shutters flank four windows, balancing the front of the home. An off-white portico and front door, painted the same color as the house, blend with the siding's color for subtle definition.
White columns wrapped at the bases with stone and soft-blue siding come together beautifully on the exterior of this coastal-inspired home. Walkway landscaping and a covered entryway with traditional white columns create inviting curb appeal.
This stone tile garden path connects a courtyard to the winding array of indoor and outdoors spaces encompassing this spectacular Miami Beach estate. The Mediterranean Revival villa, built in 1937, has been fully renovated and restored for modern living.
From the comfortable chairs of this Santa Barbara covered patio, you can see the beautiful landscape design of Mark Scott and Associates that continues the home's Mediterranean theme. Stepping stones were laid in the grass, with a garden planted and bordered a few feet beyond the green space. The look is stately, serene and symmetrical in a most interesting way.
Bold-white structural details on the portico of this ranch home define its contemporary style. Subtle colors allow the columns on the porch to take center stage while simple, glass-paned windows break up the gray siding color.
There isn't a bad view from this bayside home, but the deck above the driveway portico offers the best sweeping views of the property. A grass-lined drive leads to the detached garage behind the house.
Red is a frequent choice for homes with a traditional look, fitting with brick, molding and columns painted white. "The old-fashioned, welcoming color for a front door is red," says Bruce Holliday of Landscape Plans Plus.
After: In this amazing makeover by Handcrafted Homes, a new portico is just one of the incredible additions. An island with a rock bed, boulders, trees and flowering plants is the center of a new driveway.
In lieu of a portico, a whitewashed pergola shades the front stoop. Small shrubs dot the perimeter of the walkway, while the home's stacked stone facade is a backdrop for more diverse plants – including a feathery Japanese maple.
Reminiscent of a European villa, this luxurious home features balconies, a portico, a tile roof, decorative arches, columns and high ceilings — all hallmarks of Mediterranean style. The generously sized home boasts more than 11,000 square feet, including five bedrooms, multiple staircases, an elevator, a circular driveway and a three-car garage.
The entryway of this Hawaiian stunner features an arched doorway with an intricate, carved wood transom and iron-laced doors. A warm faux finish on the walls gives the space a cozy, homey feel despite its grand dimensions. A covered portico protects arriving guests from the elements, whether sun or rain.
From the water, the view of this 18,000-square-foot Miami Beach estate is pristine and spectacular. An arched portico runs along the rear central wing of the home, which was built in 1937 in the Mediterranean Revival style. The property has undergone an extensive renovation to turn it into a great space for modern living and entertaining.