For a house on a lake, easy outdoor access is key! To open up the bar and game room to adjacent patios, there are two options: a folding glass door that instantly connects the back wall of the house to the outside. There's also a standard, 8-foot door in the bar.
Juliet Balcony Overlooks Family Room in Dallas, Texas, Home
A Juliet balcony located beneath a cathedral ceiling overlooks the family room in this Dallas, Texas, home. The family room is open to the adjacent kitchen, making this a comfortable space where the whole family to gather.
Breakfast Nook Features Banquette Seating, Fireplace and Sunny Sitting Area
On the other side of the kitchen in this Mediterranean style Santa Ynez Valley, Calif., home sits a breakfast nook with built-in banquette seating, a corner fireplace and a sunny sitting room with doors leading to the outside terrace.
Tucked inside an elegant covered patio, this Mediterranean-style outdoor dining room will make guests line up for an invitation. Large wicker chairs and a stylish overhead light fixture provide practical comfort.
Opening up to the kitchen, this living room features a navy sofa, leather coffee table and neutral armchairs. Architectural details, like archways and stone walls, lend a Mediterranean vibe to the space.
Hume Castle located in northern California boasts stone walls and arches with grand wooden doors, true to the medieval era. Ornate candle chandeliers provide lighting throughout the home, bringing out the richness of the wood.
A stone fireplace extends to the soaring ceiling in this Austin living room, connecting with both the exterior of the home and a stone accent wall across the room. Finishes and fixtures in the house give a nod to Tuscan design.
Spanish Living Room with Beamed Ceiling, Stone Fireplace
Light stone and dark wood finishes combine for dramatic effect in this Spanish-inspired living room. A stone fireplace extends to the cathedral-height ceiling to create a dynamic focal point. The scale of the room, coupled with elements like dark ceiling beams, round candelabra fixtures and interior balconies, gives the space the feel of a modern-day Medieval great hall.
This great room features a glass wall that offers sweeping lake views. Instead of using steel as a structural support, the wall is supported by stacked glass, similar to an urban skyscraper. An automated cabinet above the fireplace opens at the click of a button to reveal the TV. Meanwhile, ceiling beams and warm wood finishes give a nod to the home's Mediterranean design.
Living room flows to family/game room flows to dining room and on to the kitchen in the easy open plan layout of the home's first floor. Large windows all around fill the interiors with pretty natural light that reflects warmly off the terra cotta floors.
Mediterranean Home Office Features Dark Wooden Desk
Lined with arched windows, wooden bookshelves and an upholstered bench, this Mediterranean home office easily encourages productivity. In the center of the room, a large dark wooden desk provides additional space for creative projects.