As if this outdoor space weren't alluring enough, an accent wall with a TV and bar makes leaving nearly impossible. A metal chandelier draws interest to the textured ceiling overhead, while curtains can be pulled out to block the wind.
A wide front porch, topped with a 24-gauge standing-seam roof, invites relaxation and conversation with neighbors at HGTV Smart Home 2013. Pine straw-covered beds planted with Asiatic jasmine greet guests along the front fence.
Sleek water fountains line the far edge of the pool, making an eye-catching display and creating soothing ambient noise. After a swim, guests can relax in the cabana and pretend they're listening to the ocean.
To stand up to Florida's harsh and changeable weather conditions, a pine trestle-style table is treated with two layers of primer, three layers of car paint and finally two layers of clear coat. Vintage steel chairs cozy up and offer seating for eight.
This peaceful covered outdoor area features wood furniture and wicker tables positioned in front of a fireplace. Teal cushions and decorative objects add a pop of color. Nearby is a dining table with wicker chairs and just beyond is a view of the gorgeous pool area.
Native and Florida-friendly plant materials frame the front of HGTV Smart Home 2013. Paying homage to classic shingle architectural style, the Florida home features a beautiful front porch, bright teal door and mosaic tile stair risers.
One of Cobb Architects' goals was to make this home feel as connected and low to the ground as possible while still achieving the appropriate level of protection above the high flood zones in Charleston, S.C. The home achieves this with a unique yet beautiful proportion that keeps it safe and protected.