The home's exterior reflects the openness of the interior design-with large windows on each level and the balcony attached to the third floor bedrooms, the design of the home helps to create the feeling of openness and connectedness from the outside to the inside.
Tudor Revival details are prominent in this Beverly Hills home, including the combination of brick and half-timber framing, arched passageways and leaded, casement-style windows. The diamond ironwork on the upstairs balcony mimics the diamond window panes often found on Tudor-style homes.
The architects took a staged approach to the home's design. The front living room is a one story, gabled space, while the rear space is a two story space that houses the bedrooms. Connecting the two are a screened porch and other secondary spaces.
A middle column adds beautiful height and shape placed between two lower sections of this home design. Roof shingles and planted shrubs add texture against the smooth exterior walls. The slight arch at the top of the front door compliments the arched shape of the french doors on either side.
This Tarzana, California, hacienda features open living spaces and park-like grounds, complete with a covered patio, pool and barbecue pavilion. The newly built, Mediterranean-style home also has a gated entry and oversized garage with extra parking. From the street, sleek iron railings give a hint to the contemporary interiors.
"Many Mediterranean-style homes in the United States are often found in warmer climates. That means that trees and shrubs around your Mediterranean-style home are likely to grow much more quickly and fully than around homes in other parts of the country," according to the experts at The Plan Collection. "As a result, frequent landscaping and gardening maintenance is essential for enhancing curb appeal."
Designed as a second home, this 10,000-square-foot luxury estate has a Mediterranean-inspired design that includes a tile roof and stone accents on the facade. Inside, every room is strategically situated to capture lakefront views. A cobblestone drive provides access to two parking pads and a four-car garage.