This landscape design concept was based on the modern lines of the home and allows the elegant forms to transfer onto the ground plane. The driveway and connecting pedestrian paths are formed concrete pads with a simple broom finish in a series of squares and rectangles. The voids between the pads are neatly topped with gray beach pebbles and allow rainwater to flow through, minimizing runoff onto the street. The pockets of plantings near the front entry contain sculptural accent plants.
This hilltop home and garden in Bel Air boldly pairs modern design with sustainable practices. As guests move from the courtyard to back of the house, they'll find various grasses, sculptural succulents and a grove of Eucalyptus trees -- all of which require little water and maintenance. Sansevieria plants introduce this idea in the clean, contemporary courtyard.
Credits: Architecture: John Corry; Landscape Contractor: Steven Z. Volski + Associates
A new front porch and second story addition give the owners of this upstate New York farmhouse more room indoors and more ways to enjoy the outdoors. The design carefully echoed the home's lovely original architecture like the dormers.
No shortage of curb appeal in this charming home in the southern California coastal town of Corona del Mar. Its blue exterior gets fresh white trim. Big windows, balconies and patios make the most of its outdoor space.
A mostly-white color palette ensures this pool house always looks clean and fresh. Coastal accents — like the aqua-hued surfboard and nautical striped throw pillows — add pizzazz and life to the space.
A mix of seating creates areas for lounging and dining beside this pool in Chappaqua, New York. Ceiling beams, columns and lattice trim are traditional details that set the tone for a sophisticated space.
This Texas farmhouse exterior features exposed wooden columns, natural stone steps and black metal doors and windows. The contemporary mixtures of classic white siding and modern black sconces give the entrance a warm welcoming feel.
The design concept for this inviting home was to combine rural farmhouse friendliness with contemporary materials and luxuries. A light exterior and lots of windows create an immediately welcoming atmosphere for guests and residents.