A classic car shines in the driveway of this modern home. A full wall of windows highlights the brightness of the home's indoor lighting. Natural rock beds and a short privacy wall add texture to the home's smooth finishes and flat yard.
A short privacy wall creates an enclosure for the toilet and separates it from the glass enclosed shower. A geometric accent pattern in the shower is echoed at the vanity between the dark stone countertop and the thick wooden frame of the mirror.
Two walls of this home open up to give it an indoor/outdoor feel. A short wall made of cement gives the home some privacy when fully open. A bright orange front door adds a pop of color to the exterior.
The main entrance features two short stairways — one offering access to the main living space and the other offering access to the elevated master bedroom. A wall provides privacy for the master bedroom in the mostly open concept home.
On HGTV's "Color Splash," David Bromstad transformed this once lifeless backyard into a cozy outdoor getaway. The deck was replaced with lush grass and the tall fence was traded for a shorter wall, which does double duty as a bench. Privacy is maintained with living walls of tropical plants. Three glazed ceramic cubes create a unique table while weather-resistant fabrics add lively pops of red, orange, lime green and turquoise.
Since this property overlooks the Pacific Ocean, evening breezes can become quite cool and possibly making evening use not as desirable as one would hope for. Therefore, it was important to provide a cozy outdoor gathering space that is out of the wind, and this space between the home and its Casita provides an excellent location for spending time in front of a warm fireplace, while it also provides for an excellent highlight feature when walking to the front door.
The clients thought the fireplace alone would be sufficient as a design feature, but after showing them that by adding the short wall, with several view-ports accented with wrought iron (that matches their Juliet balcony) it not only provided a true connect between the home and Casita, it also created a much more grand feature and a sense of enclosure without losing the planting depth behind the fireplace, which was needed for privacy.