Architects designed this modern home so that the entire structure has either access to or a view of the patio and swimming pool, creating a unique, inclusive design. On the first floor, large glass doors and tons of windows allow direct access to the back patio and backyard, while the second floor bedrooms are given a clear view of the spaces at the rear of the home.
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 extravagant courtyard features a Grecian style pool with water features splashing into the sides and connected to a hot tub. Large shrubs and trees act as privacy walls, while a dining area is covered by the second story patio. Comfortable lounge seating is poolside.
Charcoal gray siding covers the levels and layers of this modern home. Large windows provide a peak into the home while downstairs patios and a second story balcony expand the living space into the outdoors.
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.
The cantilevered second level of this modern cabin creates a roof over the patio making it easy to enjoy even in less-than-perfect weather. Sliding glass doors and a small balcony open the top story up to the forest views. Architecture by Jasmit Rangr.
This newly renovated, turn of the century home has been given an upgrade. The homeowner has decided to turn an underused second story patio into a luxury dressing room. These elegant French doors lead from the home's newly renovated master bathroom into the new custom closet. Upon entering the space, one of the more stunning features is present-a custom built jewelry tower. This tower is complete with lighted drawers so that the homeowner has easy access to all of her favorite pieces. The chandelier that hangs from the ceiling, while elegant and stylish, is also functional and helps to provide extra light to the space.
What girl wouldn't love a luxury dressing room to call her own? Well, this girl now has one. To achieve this lovely little getaway, she had a second story patio enclosed and the unused space transformed into a luxe dressing room. There were only two walls in the space, so that's where the floor-to-ceiling built-in wardrobes were installed for all of the homeowner's clothes. These wardrobes are all lit and lined with wallpaper, so that each and every garment and accessory is showcased and easily accessible. White Roman shades were added to this space to provide chic privacy for the homeowner.
A new rear facade with enlarged doors and windows adds life and increases the living space of this traditional Brooklyn brownstone home. A new deck off the second story provides a spot for outdoor dining while offering cover for the patio below.
This stunning mountainside home in Phoenix includes 2,000 square feet of covered patios that extend along three sides of the home, offering panoramic views and outdoor access to almost every room in the house. The renovation of this home removed additive Spanish revival design features which obstructed the views and detracted from the home's style. A second story addition cantilevered over the property added an extra bedroom while preserving lower-level outdoor living space.
This patio looks beautiful in the dim light of dusk. Warm lighting from indoors mixes with the recessed lighting under the second story balcony to create a calming ambiance. A wicker table with glass top provides a great outdoor eating area with a large umbrella available for sunny days. The smooth, natural look of the wood decking completes the calm and relaxing feel of the design.
Tropical trees and long grass create mirrored gardens framing the backyard patio. A fountain is centered in the circular stone open-air patio with lounge chairs placed on either side for a tranquil sitting area. Glowing exterior light highlights the house including the second story columned balcony.
Venue8600, headquarters of Scottsdale Area Association of REALTORS®, features a beautiful two-story entryway, coffee cafe, large training rooms, beautiful patios and a second floor for administrative offices.
A back patio, outdoor grilling area and second-story balcony combine to make an impressive double-decker outdoor entertaining space. A beautiful pergola over the grilling station adds a rustic touch to this charming outdoor area.
The ceiling in the living room reaches up two stories high, with balconies from the second level looking down. Along one of the boundary walls, huge arched windows connect the space with the beautiful patio and pool.