Photo By: Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate, a member of Luxury Portfolio International
Photo By: McGuire Real Estate, a member of Luxury Portfolio International
Photo By: Halstead Real Estate, a member of Luxury Portfolio International
Nightscaping with Globe Lighting
Lighting is everything, even outdoors. A well-lit home at night not only offers gorgeous curb appeal but can also add an element of safety. HGTV fan hcpruitt turned this front walkway into an enchanting, well-lit entry. For a modern and unique look, onyx columns were placed over regular landscape lights for a glowing effect leading to the front door. Accent lights are ideal for showcasing gorgeous landscaping or anything you wish to use as a focal point, such as fountains or towering trees.
The neoclassical or new classical, is an extravagant home style that romanticizes ancient Greek and Roman architecture. Design features often include wrought-iron railings, white columns and grand porches or verandas.
Grounds & Exterior: Classic Revival in Belvedere, Calif.
This three-level home, with approximately 9,235 square feet of living space, was originally built circa 1904 by C.O. Perry, a wealthy San Francisco banker. The home underwent a $30 million restoration to retain its original architectural detail while bringing the property into the 21st century. Secluded on Belvedere Island's southeastern crest, the Greek Revival-style masterpiece offers unobstructed 270-degree views that encompass the San Francisco city skyline, the Golden Gate and Bay Bridges, Angel Island and the picturesque waters of the bay.
A gold freestanding claw foot tub fills the center of this Grecian bathroom. Venetian plastered purple walls and a hand-painted ceiling that depicts Greek gods overlook a large gold mirror with two candle-bearing wall sconces.
The exterior of this Greek Revival home has a classic pedimented gable and four elegant columns. Architectural detailing can be found in the fascia and eves and a crawl space helps this home stand tall.
The extravagant courtyard features a Grecian style pool with water features splashing into the sides and connected to a hot tub. Large shrubs and trees act as privacy walls, while a dining area is covered by the second story patio. Comfortable lounge seating is poolside.
Greek Revival-Style Foyer With Carved Double Doors, Chandelier
The entrance to this mansion is just as elegant as you'd expect, with two-story windows that overlook the perfectly manicured grounds. A large, traditional chandelier fills out the space overhead, while glossy tile floors lead to the imperial staircase.
Blue Neoclassical Master Bathroom With Mosaic Ceiling
This master bath is centered around a Roman tub with a mosaic surround with detailing, which echoes the mosaic half-dome ceiling overhead. Blue polished plastic walls are hand-stenciled in a French neoclassic design.
Imperial Staircase Adds Drama to Greek Revival-Style Foyer
Jaws will definitely drop when guests see the imperial staircase in this Greek Revival-style foyer. Carved wooden banisters have a dramatic effect as they climb towards the home's second level, which includes four bedroom suites, a game room, home office and bar.
How pretty is this outdoor space? On their way to the pool, the owners and their guests can pass under a pergola covered with greenery. Stone columns and a patterned walkway give the space a distinct Greek Revival feel that complements the main house.