Warm outdoor lighting highlights the beautiful stone facade of Il Corso, a restaurant in Palm Desert, Calif. Designer Chris Pardo gave the space a contemporary look with a few industrial elements to keep the design interesting.
The courtyard is so comfortably sized that there is no trouble in creating two distinctive seating areas. The beauty of the home, with its towering stone facade, is matched by the complexity of the surrounding hardscape and landscape.
In lieu of a portico, a whitewashed pergola shades the front stoop. Small shrubs dot the perimeter of the walkway, while the home's stacked stone facade is a backdrop for more diverse plants – including a feathery Japanese maple.
A lofty cathedral ceiling makes for a grand entrance in the foyer and allows transom windows to let in ample natural light. The stacked stone facade, lantern sconces and contemporary wooden door give this exterior a rustic, Craftsman look.
Up close, this exquisite mansion exemplifies Gothic-revival style with ornate gable designs, a beautiful stone facade, and multiple brick chimneys. The hilltop estate sits on 1.3 acres and the home features nine bedrooms, six bathrooms and seven fireplaces.
At the edge of this lakeside home, a modern fire pit waits at the ready for an evening spent toasting marshmallows. Where the fire pit's stone facade naturally complements the surrounding deck, its streamlined surface allows for enjoying sweeping views of the lake.
With its stone facade and many-gabled roof, this custom-built estate could star in a fairy tale. The grand front entry features a pair of Gothic arches, and a tiered fountain holds court at the center of the circular cobblestone drive.
With its stacked stone facade and streamlined, contemporary design, this California beach house is well-positioned to enjoy breathtaking ocean views. The sleek garage and built-in parking for guests are well-planned to make the most of the home's small setback from the street.
Enjoyment of the outdoors is abundant at this private, 10-acre estate in Washington state. The home features a natural stone facade in a muted, earthy palette that fits the setting. Multiple outdoor terraces and amenities provide myriad places to sit and enjoy nature, or to be active.
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 luxurious property in Williamson County, Tennessee, features a stone facade, five-car garage and gorgeous views of the nearby lake, golf course and rolling Middle Tennessee terrain. The entertainment-ready house has an indoor basketball court and outdoor bar, along with an infinity-edge pool and hot tub.
The sloped ceiling of this cozy sitting area gives interesting dimension to the fireplace whose dark gray stone facade stands out in bold contrast to the white walls. In this room as seen throughout the home, the entire side wall folds back to allow access to the ocean breezes and outdoor spaces.
Grass peeking from between floating concrete stairs integrates nature seamlessly and beautifully into the entry of this modern home. Metal, glass, wood and stone work together to create a nuanced yet calming home appearance.