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Elevated Modern Home
This elevated modern home was brought back to life by opening the spaces, adding windows and moving/adding doors. Updated lighting was added to fit today's lifestyle and also respect the age and style of the home. Thought was given to each finish to ensure that the original style of the house was retained with a more modern touch.
An outside view shows off the sunroom's unique octagonal shape. The design allows for wraparound windows that let sunlight pour into the space. Another octagonal part of the home is the two-story back section that connects the home's separate wings.
Rebirth of a Classic Cape Cod: Stylish Backyard Deck and Pool
This attractive home features a remodeled backyard area complete with a stone deck, pool and covered porch. The materials blend with the home's siding, and furnishings are simply designed for a stylish look outdoors.
The Redondo Beach House in Southern California consists of eight shipping containers along with traditional stick frame construction. Designed by Peter DeMaria of DeMaria Design, the result is a four-bedroom, three-and-a-half bath that maintains its original corrugated steel walls and wood floors. Airplane hangar doors are a major standout element, and redefine bringing the outdoors in. If you’re a fan of shipping containers but can’t afford an architect, DeMaria also operates Logical Homes, a reasonably priced line of pre-fabricated container homes.
Reclaimed Materials and Desert Plants Landscape This Southwestern Style Home
The concern for this design was sustainability, so to landscape the exterior of the house, the designers used mostly reclaimed materials, like the stones that make up the gabion wall, and plants that wouldn't require much water, such as the cactus.
The terraced rear patios of this traditional home create multiple areas for outdoor entertaining. Built-in planters against the lowest level help to soften the hard edges with the use of grasses, Cape rush, Heuchera and Japanese maples.
The front courtyard of this sunny, California home features a large water fountain providing a cool, inviting space to relax. Lush landscaping surrounds the outdoor space with orange citrus and hints of lavender.
Painting the brick facade white and unifying the patchwork of exterior finishes was the first order of business in this California home renovation. The design team added crisp black trim for a preppy East Coast vibe. Native landscaping adds softness, color and lushness to the facade.