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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This split-level home was renovated to create more interior space. Outside, a wraparound deck with custom cable rails, sliding glass doors and exterior lighting were added to create a more modern look.
This remarkable contemporary home located on Coronado Island in San Diego uses split-level, cantilevered architecture in stark white to grab attention. Terraces, balconies and large windows keep the residence firmly connected to its gorgeous setting.
To preserve this gracious tree, the design inspiration for the home, the split-level deck was built directly around it. The lower deck is almost as large as the upper one, and it is shady and cool all day.
The courtyard of this Point Lorna, California, villa home features a lush split-level garden courtyard perfect for frolicking pets, like this golden retriever which can traverse a a minimalist water feature by crossing a footbridge accented with inlaid stone.
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.
This Mediterranean outdoor kitchen features a large stainless steel grill and a split-level BBQ counter and L-shaped bar serve bar made of cast concrete imbedded with recycled beer bottle glass. Travertine tile trim framed in Old World vintage tile liners matches the detailing on the adjacent outdoor shower.