This private, waterfront retreat is just 90 minutes from Seattle on picturesque Camano Island, Washington. The property rests on nearly eight acres, with a main house, guest house, post-and-beam barn, chicken coop, apartment and original owner's house. It features views of Mt. Baker, the Cascades and, occasionally, gray whales leaping in the water that borders the property.
This elegant covered patio in a calming gray and white color palette allows the faux flower arrangements to pop. A tall concrete-inspired planter is filled with faux flowers and boxwoods and is positioned beside a cushioned outdoor sofa with pillows. Below the ceiling fan, a wooden coffee table is decorated with a tray of small neutral vases and faux greenery.
This stunning Texas-based home boasts a traditional look with a French Provincial vibe. The white exterior is paired with charcoal shingles and light gray shutters, while top level windows feature wrought iron balconies to match the fence that encloses the perimeter of the yard. Detailed landscaping completes the look.
This luxury estate in Auckland features a sprawling footprint, four-car garage and lushly landscaped property outfitted with a tennis court, custom pool, vegetable garden, even a formal maze. The property, designed by renowned architect Greg Noble, features 12 bedrooms, nine baths and a picturesque New Zealand setting.
This luxury retreat on Camano Island, Washington, features a 4,700-square-foot main house, guest house, apartment and more. It also enjoy sweeping views of the water, with large windows in every waterfront room. Lush foliage offers privacy to the eight-acre property.
All of the main rooms on this neo-Georgian home's first floor are oriented toward the back of the house, with large French patio doors overlooking the pool and the garden. An oversized roofed porch attached to the family room wing has an outdoor fireplace, as do a second porch off the billiard room and a master bedroom balcony.
Inspired by country estates of days gone by, this home is nonetheless anything but old-fashioned. Larger windows with divided lights, simplified moldings, and an up-to-the-minute color palette add modern flair to the facade without sacrificing any of the home’s classic elegance.
According to Remodeling Magazine’s 2015 Cost vs. Value Report, there’s one remodeling project that actually returns at least 100% of your investment through added home value: adding a steel entry door like this one from Pella. Besides its aesthetic appeal, a new steel front door can improve your home’s security and energy efficiency as well. But you won’t be satisfied with your door’s performance unless it’s plumb, level and square, so installation is a job for a pro unless you have serious carpentry experience.
Who says decks have to be brown? Check out Fiberon Horizon decking in gorgeous Greystone. Reminiscent of coastal New England cottages, this elegant shade works well in any setting. Want a more contemporary railing? Swap out the traditional white, square balusters for round, black metal ones.
With its stone facade and many-gabled roof, this custom-built estate could star in a fairy tale. The grand front entry features a pair of Gothic arches, and a tiered fountain holds court at the center of the circular cobblestone drive.
With eight acres bordering the water, beautiful greenery and multiple buildings, this luxury property is ready to house guests. The 4,700-square-foot main house is accompanied by a guest house, barn, chicken coop, apartment and original owner's house. The Camano Island, Washington, estate is 90 minutes from Seattle.