The glass walls allow the flower beds to be an integral part of the home's design. Light wood is used for the floors, ceilings and columns to create structure in the home without distracting from the stunning natural surroundings.
Large columns and a dentil-molding pediment frame a grand entry to this home. A beadboard-style wood door adds a touch of vintage style, while the ornate door handle provides much elegance. A traditional evergreen and pinecone wreath is the perfect final touch.
This living room pairs together traditional white columns with modern touches, like a natural wood wall-to-wall bookshelf. A classic black piano sits atop a patchwork faux animal hide area rug, while two neutral sofas provide a comfortable place to relax. The open plan allows easy transition to the dining area.
Sliding glass doors open onto the back porch, where a wicker rocking chair and bench invite a leisurely afternoon of reading. The wood deck and large columns echo those at the front of the house, and so ensure that the home feels cohesive from start to finish.
A backlit onyx fireplace serves as the only divider between the bedroom and bathroom in this expansive master suite. Structural columns are wrapped in wood, and dropped ceilings allow for pockets to house window treatments. A vast mosaic wall guides the eye back toward the bathtub, making the masculine suite feel even larger.
A custom 12-foot dining wood and aged iron dining table is surrounded by an elegant mix of upholstered seating, including an oversized pair of klismos-inspired chairs that bookend the table and give it visual weight. The cluster chandeliers and convex mirror emphasize the room's curves and connect with a crescent-shaped structural column that delineates the space.
The front entrance of this home elegantly mixes the modern and rustic elements and gives guests a preview of what they will find inside. The clean lines of the steps and columns introduce the modern aspects of the home's design, while the rich, wood door nods to the rustic details in the interior spaces.
This dining room from designer Vanessa-DeLeon is flanked with column-framed arched doorways and accentuated with an eclectic mix of the formal and rustic to create a dramatic and unexpected look. Banquettes in black crushed velvet sit at both ends of the wooden dining table, while eight sturdy leather and antique gold barrel dining chairs make up the rest of the seating in the space.
Sinuous curves define the master bathroom of this luxury Miami Beach estate. The dramatic, open shower features a waterfall spout flanked by twin rainfall shower heads. Facing vanities are furniture style, with a pale wood finish and thick marble tops. Arched windows are divided by curving engaged columns that flow in an uninterrupted line to the barrel-vaulted ceiling. The floor showcases a dramatic mosaic design.
Built in 1905, this two-story masonry house outside of Chicago had a lot going for it before its renovation. The residence featured numerous architectural details designed by turn-of-the-century architect Frederick Lehmer, including beautiful wood carvings that sat atop masonry columns on the porch. However, the home’s original porch steps made it difficult to enter – one of the main reasons the homeowners decided to remodel. They wanted the front porch rebuilt and a large porch landing constructed, yet they also wanted to maintain the historical character of their home.
This spacious luxury master bathroom features a large private soaking tub inside a carved-detail wood surround. Ornate columns impart a feeling of royalty while the large picture window allows for plenty of natural light and offers a relaxing view of nature. Intricate molding details coordinate well with the high-end look of the pleated window valances. White accessories and floral arrangements complete the spa-like environment while the cream cabinetry, countertop, and glass pulls of the vanity highlight the special details of the room.
Micah Stansell’s office is actually in the house next door. The aesthetic is a complete departure from that of the family home, however it’s the perfect blank canvas for him to create and edit film and exhibitions. The upper level white space is flooded with brightness via skylights and character-rich with a vaulted ceiling, wood beams and original exposed brick columns. The entire left side of the room is decked with storage cabinets concealed by white glass doors that blend into the walls. This space is a super thoughtful minimalist dream and ideal for any creative.
The wooden deck and stairs were problematic for the homeowners in terms of maintenance and also entertaining. So, it was replaced by a new stained concrete deck featuring steel railing and supporting columns to coordinate with other site elements. Designer Heather Garrett and her team increased the deck's footprint by a few feet to allow for additional seating and a convenient grilling space right off of the main living area. The new structure was designed to keep rain out of the patio below, so Garrett and her team seized the opportunity to improve the ground-level patio space by adding motorized screens, five ceiling fans, wood storage for the fire pit and an outdoor television. The aging patio slab was replaced by a new contemporary paver system and its footprint was enlarged to create more area for lounging.