The front of this vacation home is truly eye-catching, with a split-level floor plan and two large overhangs. To soften the stone driveway and retaining walls, the landscape architects added plants to the exterior.
Fifteen feet of sliding doors on the main floor open to a multi-level deck. Ample roof overhangs and covered portions of the deck provide shady spots to enjoy the Florida Gulf waterfront at any time of day.
The light-washed ceilings and pale gray-aqua walls bounce the abundant daylight off the modern glazing. Concealed foam insulation in the floors and ceiling contribute to the home’s negative 22 HERS index.
A orange front door pops against the home's neutral exterior palette. A combination of siding and stacked stone adds depth and visual interest to the home. Well-manicured landscaping gives additional color.
This well-equipped kitchen features not one, but two islands: The first is a chef's station with two ovens. The second is more for the family with seating for three, file cabinets for kids' schoolwork and a lowered, radius cabinet.
This lovely split-level home blends in beautifully with the trees and lawn around it, thanks to its soft gray-green siding. The stone facade and steps provide a touch of nature while the carriage-style garage doors and elegant wood front door add a bit of Craftsman charm.
The neutral color of this Spanish-style home makes a perfect backdrop to a beautifully landscaped yard. Bright colors pop in flower beds and window boxes against the home's facade. Application details that complemented the existing architecture were added around the windows and front porch.
The garden courtyard of this Point Lorna, California, villa home takes on greater depth spilling out over two levels. A footbridge designed to traverse a sunken swimming pool leads to stairs which continue the journey into lush topiary features.
This beautiful, split-level backyard has something for every occasion. With a large, grassy space on the upper lawn, there is plenty of room for a quick football game, while the lower level boasts two dining areas, a lounge space, a spa and an elegant water feature that brings serenity to the design.
Angled off the back of the house to make optimum use of the sloped lot, this crisp white deck and patio with fire pit create a two-tier hub for outdoor living. The white hue blends with the home's rear facade so as not to stop the eye.