Rooms on the second floor of this French country estate all have a view of the pool from their private Juliet balconies. These balconies are covered by overhangs that match the terra-cotta tile roof. From the first floor, large French doors lead out of the common spaces onto the back patio and landscaped concrete pad around the pool.
The second-floor walkway opens up to the traditional wine room below. Warm wood paneling and molding surround the space, while an L-shaped bar with barrel armchairs are the perfect place to grab a drink.
The second story of this family library features a decorative domed ceiling. Intricately patterned wrought-iron rails on the multi-sided balcony offer a view of the floor below, while elaborate millwork surrounds and encloses rows of built-in bookshelves.
With floor-to-ceiling windows and sliding glass doors, this modern beach home showcases ocean views at nearly every turn. On the second floor, a private balcony allows for evening entertaining and soaking in the sunset with friends.
This master bedroom takes up an entire second floor and is a peaceful retreat with a double-sided fireplace (that opens into the suite's bedroom and bathroom), waterfront views, two walk-in closets and a balcony.
This home's second-floor master bedroom is designed as a retreat from busy gathering spaces, with its own private sitting room, balcony and queen-sized bed positioned on an axis with the master bathroom. A gilded, European-style chandelier creates a dramatic focal point.
The second floor in the tower house is a 750-square-foot loft bedroom with a bathroom and walk-in closet. The balcony matches the gorgeous log beam and denim pine ceiling, which is a focal point of the home.
The exterior of this renovated, ultra-modern home stands proud as a fantastic example of functional, exemplary design. The lower level houses a garage, while the second story contains the home's common spaces. The third floor boasts all the home's bedrooms. The interior, as well as exterior, spaces have all been designed from the ground up to reflect this clean, elegant, modern design.
A special resting place was created in a second floor hallway that leads to an outdoor balcony overlooking this Houston estate. Oversized chairs, a wood pedestal center table, brass side tables and abstract artwork complement the antique wool area rug and custom draperies in a pink Ikat print.
This contemporary, West Coast residence has a beautiful open design and modern decor. A short glass wall provides a balcony overlook from the second floor to the first where a long light fixture hangs as a decorative eye-catcher. The second story features a living room area with gray leather sofa, an eclipse door leading to an outdoor patio and a dining area in front of a built in fireplace.
This beautiful open foyer connects the first floor to the second floor seamlessly with tall, charcoal gray walls and wood columns lining the staircase and upper balcony. A chandelier gives off warm lighting and decorates the open air space. A runner covering the stairs compliments the gray walls and ties in hints of black, white and purple for added color.
All of the main rooms on this neo-Georgian home's first floor are oriented toward the back of the house, with large French patio doors overlooking the pool and the garden. An oversized roofed porch attached to the family room wing has an outdoor fireplace, as do a second porch off the billiard room and a master bedroom balcony.
From the back of this French country home every room on this side of the home has a brilliant view of the pool. The upper-level guest rooms each have their own private Juliet balcony, while the master suite extends into its own private second-floor patio. From the first floor, all the private spaces have pool access, and a downstairs patio provides the homeowners with the perfect place for entertaining next to the pool.
Even shipping container homes are bigger in Texas. Called PV14 House, since it uses 14 shipping containers, this Dallas home from M Gooden Design is one of the largest at 3,700 square feet. This home contains three bedrooms, a den, entertainment area, three-and-a-half bathrooms and a two-car garage. There’s also a small penthouse and a large roof deck. A glass-fronted second floor, complete with a full-length balcony, maximizes prime views of a lake and park across the way.
The lower level of this home, replete with glass doors and windows, opens conveniently onto the pool area, which serves as the perfect place to play as a family or with friends. The ease of access between the two spaces allows for a seamless transition from indoor to outdoor. The second floor of this home has an elegant balcony that allows homeowners to overlook the pool and their view, so that they can be a part of the excitement without being in the middle of it.