Even though the boys share a room, it was very important to the homeowners for their sons to have their own spaces, so designers created private bunk beds and work spaces for each child to show off his personality.
From the outside, designers wanted to delineate the public space from the private ones, so they used glass to allow transparency through the public spaces and a wood exterior to keep the private spaces private.
To create a clear separation between the public and private space of the house, architects use materials that would delineate the two spaces. The first story-the public spaces of the home-is filled with windows that allow in natural light and create a transparency from one side of the house to the other. However, on the second floor, where the bedrooms are, architects used stucco to create a more private feel for those spaces.
A walled, brick-floored terrace brings an extra level of living space to this Brooklyn, N.Y., townhouse. High walls that surround the space offer privacy, and plantings at various heights pop against the wall's dark green paint. Contemporary wood folding chairs provide simple seating, while the spacious patio leaves plenty of room for entertaining.
The master bath in this modern style Austin home offers a private outdoor space that feels like a hidden sauna. Two outdoor chairs offer seating with a private fence and view to the soaking tub through a large glass window.
Detailed hardscaping from the covered outdoor kitchen to wooden privacy fence makes this private patio a relaxing oasis. Guests can enjoy al fresco dining near the warm fireplace or relax on the grassy area near the pergola-covered jacuzzi tub.
Who wouldn't want to call this three-level condominium in Washington, DC "home"? With its sleek architecture, iron railings and soaring windows, the modern property easily catches the eye of all who walk by. It also boasts a private parking space, which is a major perk in this city.
With a private entrance from the master bedroom and office wing, this secluded living space was designed to be a retreat where the couple could unwind together. Thus, a comfortable, charcoal gray sectional gives the owners room to cuddle up or stretch out, while Pecky Cypress Beams take advantage of the high ceilings.
As if this outdoor space weren't alluring enough, that flagstone walkway actually crosses over a waterfall and koi pond. At night, landscape lights switch on and transform both features into prominent focal points.
The main portion of this French country home and the fence enclosing the courtyard are built from natural stone. The exterior of the private spaces of the home are clad in a contrasting stucco, drawing a visual boundary between public and private spaces, even from the exterior of the home.