This castle-like Texas retreat features intricate architectural details, including 200-year-old study doors imported from Italy. Nestled onto two acres, the property also features a resort-like outdoor living space with multiple conversation areas and two fireplaces. A circular drive curves around a carefully cultivated garden with a center urn cascading with color.
A circular drive with central landscaping leads to a dramatic, 7,200-square-foot home with Gothic styling and castle-inspired details. The two-acre estate also features multiple outdoor entertaining space with resort-like attention to detail.
A curving staircase is a centerpiece of the dramatic entryway in this castle-like luxury home in Colleyville, Texas. Wood steps mix with an intricate, custom wrought iron railing design that complements the ornate lantern-style chandelier. The study features 200-year-old doors imported from Italy.
Stone retaining walls and a stone driveway tie in with the stone and clapboard facade of this luxury cottage-style home in Greenwich, Connecticut. Rounded bays, a large front porch and myriad windows add loads of charm.
Castle-like details adorn this traditional home office, which features a triptych of Gothic windows, elaborate crown molding and an intricately wrought door with iron detailing. Tall bookshelves match the room's soaring dimensions.
A long driveway creates a dramatic entrance to this Gothic-inspired, luxurious estate in Colleyville, Texas. The landscaped property features a pond with a water feature and multiple outdoor entertaining areas.
The existing landscape provided a challenge, but also the opportunity to design outdoor living spaces on several levels. The flat-roofed family room needed a pitched roof to blend with the existing house, but the roof, along with the turret, couldn’t block existing windows. To accomplish the homeowners’ vision, interior walls had to be removed, but they were constructed of clay blocks, which supported two-story block walls above. We continued the 16:12 pitched roof over the existing family room, but shifted it back to allow light into the third-story window. The same pitched roof covers the garage addition, but a reverse gable with paneled accents provides interest and a carriage house feel.
This beautiful home in Houston's exclusive West Oaks neighborhood looks regal from the outside with its castle-like turret and handsome red brick. Inside, find three bedrooms, three-and-a-half bathrooms and elegant style by Robert Dame.
Designer Lisa Bakemis chose contemporary inset bookshelves to counterbalance the roundness of the cove ceilings and turret windows of this Victorian home. An updated midcentury modern table and chairs and eclectic accents also create an updated sophistication to the space.
Mid-Century modern egg chairs flanked by tall patterned drapes utilize the natural light to create an inviting space in the curved turret window of this Victorian-style home. The Hollywood-style floor lamp, rustic coffee table and assorted eclectic accents provide a fun yet sophisticated environment.
Each treehouse was constructed with a mix of woods and designed to look like an upscale Swiss chalet. From the sloping roofline and charming turret to the expansive windows and gorgeous outdoor deck, the home’s beauty rivals that of its surroundings.
The elegant curves of cove ceilings and turret windows, along with exquisite pillars and moldings, retain the authentic Victorian sophistication of this living space, while an Art Nouveau chandelier, wingback chairs, yin yang table and assorted eclectic accessories add a more modern bohemian look. Design by Lisa Bakemis.