Even at a distance, the front of this vacation home is entirely captivating. Where a soaring ceiling makes the entrance seem larger than life, stone columns and planters on either side of the door establish beautiful symmetry and balance.
The 2014 HGTV Dream Home is located in a wooded area minutes from Lake Tahoe. Drawing from its natural surroundings, the two-story vacation home features a natural wood and stone exterior with a steep gabled roof and panoramic windows.
You'll want to peek inside this desert gem, a vacation home just outside the Joshua Tree National Park. The designer used the surrounding landscape as her aesthetic inspiration, resulting in spaces just as open, simple and beautiful as the location.
This second floor hallway is located in a vacation home just minutes away from Lake Tahoe. Neutral-toned curtains and upholstered furniture keep things bright and open, a look enhanced with the large windows allowing natural light into the space.
This vacation home has a great sense of flow, as the living room opens right into the dining area. Here, a long wood table with eight slipper chairs waits at the ready guests, while metallic pendant lights add visual interest.
This vacation home has panoramic views of the ocean and its own private beach entrance. The red-tiled home sits on a wooded lot covered densely with towering palm trees. A covered patio and modest lap pool define the back of the house.
What vacation home would truly be complete without its own pool? To ensure that their clients could make a splash out back, the Landform Design Group installed a sleek swimming pool right into the ground, with turf on all sides for soft entries and exits.
In her design of this vacation home, Susan Brunstrum used bedroom space wisely and well. Here, two larger size beds and a daybed accommodate up to four guests or family members, and the room's simple furnishings and blue and cream color palette invite rest and relaxation.
Susan Brunstrum not only added an elegant style to this Park City, Utah vacation home, but she solved storage problems as well. In this mudroom, she situated a rustic bench for shoes and hung eight small "antler" hooks on the wall for purses, bookbags and jackets.
The original kitchen in this home was far too cookie-cutter for Leanne. Her strategy? Change the layout of the space and add natural elements for a "vacation-home" feel. The only thing she kept from the original kitchen was the white color scheme and the concrete flooring.
The approach to this handsome vacation home in Hague, N.Y., is certainly scenic, with tall trees, rolling hills and Lake George visible in the distance. A winding drive follows the slope of the yard down to the garage, where there's plenty of space for guests to park their cars.
The beautiful foyer of the HGTV Dream Home 2014, a vacation getaway located in Truckee, Calif., minutes away from Lake Tahoe boasts this rustic pine wood front door as an entryway into the vacation home. The light wood offers a striking visual contrast to the cool gray slate tile of the floor.
This colorful nook in a Park City, Utah vacation home gets its style from designer Susan Brunstrum, who created a perfect space for bill-paying, writing or just hanging out. Framed art in a graphic design hangs over the desk in coordinating colors that helps give this space a warm and inviting aesthetic.
By adding a striped pattern to the dining settees in this Park City, Utah vacation home, designer Susan Brunstrum complemented the color and patterns of the adjacent great room while creating a dedicated space for dining. The long wood table accommodates a number of hungry diners without overtaking the living and kitchen space.
This project was a collaboration between two landscape architects Ladd Roberts of Landwise Design and Craig Reynolds for Craig Reynolds Landscape Architecture both brought their unique points of view to create a custom design that combines the architecture and landscape to make this vacation home a place the owners never want to leave.
Located in La Quinta, Calif., in the prestigious Madison Club golf community, this modern desert home, crafted with materials representing the surrounding mountains and desert, was designed as a vacation home. The floor plan functions impeccably in relationship to its surroundings as the home site faces the golf course and the majestic Santa Rosa mountains.
Susan Brunstrum designed this bedroom in shades of cream and blue to coordinate with the color palette she used in the rest of this Park City, Utah vacation home. Along with a pair of beds, this room features a comfortable daybed in cream with navy and cream accents. Blue paisley curtains complete the look.
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.