From the rear of this modern-rustic ranch, the homeowners have access to all of their home's exterior spaces. From the more intimate, lower outdoor dining area and covered lounge space to the larger, upper level dining area with a grill space, each space is accessible from the home's interior, allowing for a seamless indoor-outdoor entertaining space.
The rear elevation of this Spanish eclectic home is full of windows so that the interior spaces can take advantage of an abundance of natural light and the home's beautiful view of Morgan Junction below.
A sleek pool, spiral staircase and welcoming back porch are among the custom features that make this home's rear elevation unique. Stately columns separate upstairs and downstairs balconies that maximize the home's outdoor living space.
The windows scattered across the home's rear elevation allow plenty of natural light to come into the home's interior spaces, while allowing the view of the home's backyard to take center stage-even from the inside of the house.
This modern home is custom-fitted to its sloping, wooded site. At the rear elevation, a garage with a slanted roof echoes the line of the nearby covered patio. Brick red trim makes the house pop among its green, leafy surroundings.
Large glass sliding doors with clerestory windows above stretch across the whole rear elevation of this open-plan space, maximizing daylight in the kitchen, living, dining and study areas. “Light cascading through from the rear of the property lends an airy and fresh feeling, creating an enjoyable space to entertain family and friends,” says architect Robert Wilson.
During this colonial home's renovation, a screened porch was added to the rear elevation. The porch, which is connected to the family room by sliding French doors, features a sitting area, fireplace and dining area for 10. Both side yards — one housing the kids' play area and the other boasting an open terrace — are visible from the porch.
This modern backyard is a study in geometry, with interlocking rectangles creating a series of outdoor rooms. An elevated platform on the rear of the garage creates a cozy living space with a fire pit. Meanwhile, a sleek concrete patio extends from the back of the house to accommodate an outdoor kitchen.
This colonial home was cut into an east facing slope, with it’s rear garden protected from the elevated topography to the west. This pleasant place surrounded by hillside was left unrealized with its woodland edge wild and untamed, linear shrubbery foundation plantings and views out of prominent windows with nothing to gaze upon but the ubiquitous suburban lawn.
The symmetrical entrance and rigidity of a traditional colonial are softened by the shingle style and supplemented by stonework. An angled garage wing responds to the natural contours of a plateau on which the house sits, addressing the natural landscape as well as clients' needs.
Natural materials in earth-tone colors were used to make this house feel at home. Though it is only two-stories on the front facade, the dormers and chimney pots help to elevate an otherwise horizontal structure. The breezeway to the left of the garage allows guests to reach the rear-yard pool without going through the house.