Inspired by Marie Antoinette's Le Petit Trianon in Versailles, this East Hampton home is classically designed. A dramatically sloped roof flanked by two matching octagonal wings creates a graceful and traditional silhouette for the home.
This garden shed has a sloping roof on one side, and, on the other, a partially-covered porch. Stone steps lead from the ground to the porch, which has railing on two sides. Strings of exposed bulb lighting stretch from the house to trees.
The East Hampton's home is topped by a dramatically sloped roof and flanked by two matching octagonal wings. In one of the wings sits an elegant yet simple guest bedroom. The space evokes a traditional style with balanced nightstand, cozy floral armchair and a curvy settee.
Walls of glass give the sloped roof a sense of lightness. They also provide incredible views of the Cascade Mountains, which the owners can enjoy from the comfort of their living room sofa. The coffee table was custom built by the owner and complements the modern interior, as well as the woodlands beyond it.
Inspired by the vernacular Florida vacation home, a porch wraps the length of the backyard, providing shade from the intense midday sun. A flat porch roof, clad in 24-gauge metal, replaces the classic sloped roof clad in cedar or cypress shingles. A pine trestle style teal table with vintage steel chairs complete the beach house look.
The homeowner/designer took a "less is more" approach to the kitchen redesign, opting for Scandinavian inspired simplicity. Gleaming white floors and cabinetry punctuated by black countertops and light fixtures let the large steel windows showcase the lush landscape beyond. The original ceiling was low and made the galley kitchen feel claustrophobic. Removing the drywall to reveal the sloped roof line injected some modernist magic back into the space.
The half-timbers and stucco siding on the second story of this home is a classic design element of the Tudor-revival style. Arched doorways, sloping-curved roof lines and leaded windows are also indicative of the style.
The Capitol Hill Residence stair is centrally located in the light filled entry hall. Overhead is a sloping translucent roof that fills the core of the house with daylight. In order to maintain the function of this space, the stair needed to allow light to pass though it and filter all the way into the basement. In addition, we wanted to maintain a visual lightness to the stair through the use of materials and a simple, yet elegant form.
A new balcony overlooks the front of this recently renovated Phoenix home. A sloped Spanish tile roof was removed from the lower level, opening up the space for a peaceful roof garden surrounding the balcony.
A modern take on the classic shingle-style home, a flat metal roof replaces the classic sloped, cedar or cypress-clad roof in the backyard. Shaded areas offer relief from the intense midday sun or a random rain shower.
A modern take on the classic shingle-style home, a flat metal roof replaces the classic sloped, cedar or cypress-clad roof in the backyard. Shaded areas offer relief from the intense midday sun or a random rain shower while a long dining table provides a place for outdoor meals.
A row of round shrubs lines the concrete path in front of the home's well-manicured front yard. Sloping and steep rooflines are emphasized by a darker gray roof, creating an overall design rooted in Tudor style.