This home demonstrates the spirit of the 1920s Spanish Revival style that was most common in California cities such as Los Angeles and Santa Barbara. Set in a neighborhood with design guidelines, key goals were simplicity of form, utilization of the slope, and highlighting of the view.
Design on a Dime host Casey Noble and ghost-designer Frank Harker hung red fabric above the master bedroom bed, transforming the previously cold, empty space into a warm, romantic Spanish-revival style to match the rest of the home.
This gorgeous, Greek Revival-style home is just as impressive from up above. Thanks to this aerial view, guests can see that the property boasts a main house, formal motor court, a converted garage and stunning formal gardens.
This three-level home, with approximately 9,235 square feet of living space, was originally built circa 1904 by C.O. Perry, a wealthy San Francisco banker. The home underwent a $30 million restoration to retain its original architectural detail while bringing the property into the 21st century. Secluded on Belvedere Island's southeastern crest, the Greek Revival-style masterpiece offers unobstructed 270-degree views that encompass the San Francisco city skyline, the Golden Gate and Bay Bridges, Angel Island and the picturesque waters of the bay.
This Santa Barbara-style estate in Austin features all the hallmarks of Spanish Revival style, including stone finishes, arched openings and a terra cotta tile roof. A three-car garage and arched stone gate leading to a landscaped courtyard are among its many luxurious and custom touches.
Greek revival architecture began in America as a snub to Britain and to pay homage to the spirit of democracy. This style was first seen in Philadelphia, however in later years it became a popular on Southern plantations. Tall columns and pediments, painted plaster exterior, horizontal transoms, symmetrical shape, bold moldings and embellishments are all key to the style.
This 1926 Spanish Colonial Revival residence was rehabilitated and an addition added to create livable family areas, master bedroom suite, better indoor-outdoor living and an artist’s studio. To reinforce the Spanish Colonial design style, deep archways, Malibu tile, wrought iron and stain glass details are incorporated. The additions were placed on the back of the home to maintain the home's historic character curb appeal.
A hallmark of Southwestern architectural style, this adobe home exterior features Pueblo Revival design with a flat roof. A warm front door and window frames pop against the tan exterior, giving the home character.
The back of this Spanish Colonial Revival home is designed to create a façade that mimics the original side elevation of the residence. Rustic wood, terracotta roof tiles and stucco exteriors evoke the Spanish style, while beautiful balconies and covered patios create a strong connection between the indoors and outdoors.
Stunning calacatta marble and pale woods combine to create a restful, beautiful kitchen with clean, modern lines. The 1937-built house originally had a more utilitarian, catering-style kitchen. The design team upgraded the finishes and cabinetry to create a modern space that can function easily for day-to-day use or larger events. The long island features a sleek waterfall edge.
A round foyer in a Tudor revival cottage dating to 1928 features an original Dutch door, a stone floor and a faux painted dome ceiling. Designer Judy Hodgens grouped together mid-century modern iron chairs, paintings and framed landscapes in her room for a Historic Macon Design House in Georgia. The style has a sense of formality with an updated twist, she says.