This 11,400-square-foot Mediterranean-style estate is party-ready, with a pool, spa, outdoor kitchen and bar, cabana and multiple outdoor seating areas. Lush plantings provide privacy and connect the home to the surrounding coastal landscape. The 300-year-old roof tiles are sourced from an Italian castle.
For a house on a lake, easy outdoor access is key! To open up the bar and game room to adjacent patios, there are two options: a folding glass door that instantly connects the back wall of the house to the outside. There's also a standard, 8-foot door in the bar.
A Juliet balcony located beneath a cathedral ceiling overlooks the family room in this Dallas, Texas, home. The family room is open to the adjacent kitchen, making this a comfortable space where the whole family to gather.
On the other side of the kitchen in this Mediterranean style Santa Ynez Valley, Calif., home sits a breakfast nook with built-in banquette seating, a corner fireplace and a sunny sitting room with doors leading to the outside terrace.
Rich brown cabinets with light brown panels pair with creamy walls and columns for a stunning look in the Mediterranean-style chef's kitchen. A beautiful range hood and the extravagant coffered ceiling coordinate with the cabinetry, giving the space a sense of cohesion.
One of Montecito's most celebrated estates, El Fureidis, ''Tropical Paradise,'' was designed by renowned architect Bertram Goodhue in 1906. It sits on 10 acres of beautiful grounds offering the utmost in privacy and a variety of trees, many of which are over 100 years old.
The original entry of this historic 1930s hacienda had been obliterated by previous renovations and additions. Designers stripped it back but still wanted more original texture and character, so they sourced antique firebrick from Spain and used it in key areas to re-create the exposed original structure.
Tucked inside an elegant covered patio, this Mediterranean-style outdoor dining room will make guests line up for an invitation. Large wicker chairs and a stylish overhead light fixture provide practical comfort.