Tons of Open Air Space Makes Modern Home Perfect for Relaxing and Enjoying the View
The lower level of this home, replete with glass doors and windows, opens conveniently onto the pool area, which serves as the perfect place to play as a family or with friends. The ease of access between the two spaces allows for a seamless transition from indoor to outdoor. The second floor of this home has an elegant balcony that allows homeowners to overlook the pool and their view, so that they can be a part of the excitement without being in the middle of it.
Wide doorways throughout this sprawling Newport Coast, California, estate open the interior spaces to a series of covered and uncovered patios and courtyards. The entire home is designed for easy entertaining, and also to take advantage of the beautiful outdoor setting and panoramic ocean views. Here, a traditional lantern complements the Mediterranean architecture and contrasts nicely with contemporary and clean-lined furnishings.
The pool deck is partially covered by a modern aluminum trellis to connect the open outdoor kitchen and dining pavilion with the dock. The swimming pool and comfortable outdoor furniture has panorama views of the Biscayne Bay.
This rustic farmhouse pool was placed in a more functional and aesthetically appropriate location, and raised twelve feet to maintain the sequential experience throughout the property. Built-in planters and potted arrangements were added as a buffer to soften the elevated height difference.
The home's first floor has most of the living spaces; the second hosts the bedrooms. And a petite top floor is made up of a large family room with a bathroom, plus extra storage. The house's front overlooks a park; the back, a pretty courtyard.
Folding glass doors are ideal for opening an interior space to an outdoor living area — creating flow between a living room and deck, for example. “A folding system allows the panels to neatly fold accordion-style and remain 90 degrees to the opening for a wide-open, unobstructed view,” say the pros at LaCantina Doors.