A new two-story extension was added to the house. The ground floor comprises the new dining room, kitchen, bathroom and guest bedroom. The second floor is a bright loft space that is used as an office.
This curved deck and the sweeping double staircases that lead to it are stunning architectural features that create a serene outdoor oasis. The transitional deck's neutral fabrics and patterns coordinate well with the surrounding natural outdoor elements.
This sleek, contemporary second story living space boasts beautiful high ceilings for a roomy and open feel. A stairway with metal railings comes straight through the middle of the room creating an interesting floor plan.
Wood stairs lead up to a second story kitchen and dining room in this contemporary home. A sleek metal and wood kitchen island doubles as a bookshelf with built-in shelving. Big, tall trees peek up against the windows and glass patio doors creating a fun tree house feel.
The chandelier in this dining area is made of recycled cider jugs; photo murals on the walls depict the roofscapes visible through these second-story windows. Exposed ductwork keeps with the urban feel of the downstairs, and the use of rustic wood gives the space a sense of authenticity and warmth.
This view is the one that can be seen from the deck of the second story of this modern home. The deck surrounds the master bedroom and faces the city, allowing the couple to relax and enjoy the views just outside their window.
Previously one story, this classic rambler was remodeled to add a second floor and update the exterior feel of the house. The design kept the pitch of the original roofline, but gave more emphasis to the height the house now has.
Terraced outdoor space makes the most use of the mountainside location of this Phoenix home. A soaking pool and pool deck are located just below the home's covered walkway and infinity hot tub. Steps lit from beneath by LED lighting appear to float beneath the cantilevered second-story addition to the home.
This playhouse provides a true retreat for kids with rough-sawn spruce wood making it a weather resistant space all their own. A large entrance provides easy access while a sliding corner door reveals a kid-size door as an easy extra exit. A wooden ladder leads to the second story loft above a fun chalkboard wall.
This second floor veranda enjoys a view of the swimming pool and wide-reaching views of Happy Canyon in Santa Ynez Valley beneath the Southern California sun. The pool features an infinity edge, causing it to blend directly with the adjacent grassland.