To keep this 4200-square foot oceanfront property from feeling too massive and overwhelming, the architects separated one huge structure into three more approachable ones. Long, low rooflines and a soft, winding driveway also enhanced the simple, relaxed feel the homeowners were wishing for.
In a setting this spectacular, the outdoor spaces are as essential as the indoor ones. The oceanfront bungalow takes advantage of its perch with a long, covered porch as well as a deck off the master bedroom.
This stunning waterfront property on Massachusetts' Chapoquoit Island offers water views from every room. The Cape Cod-style home features indoor and outdoor living space with access to sailing, tennis and beach activities. A picturesque red brick patio allows the owners and their guests to enjoy dining al fresco or to simply lounge outdoors and relish the beautiful views.
This contemporary outdoor area features a 40-foot lap pool and concrete patio with a small outdoor dining table and chairs. Floor-to-ceiling glass walls that span wall-to-wall allow a glimpse at the interior spaces, including the kitchen and dining areas.
Coastal Home With Gray Exterior and Bright White Trim
A cool color palette perfectly suits this beach home. Blue-gray siding is accented with thick white window frames, columns and trim. Covered porches on the first and second floor add depth to the exterior and create a space to enjoy the ocean air in any weather.
Fun details bring some personality and vibrancy to the outdoor space. A colorful pom pom garland is simply strung across a vintage easel and paired with a large succulent plant. On chilly nights you can hang cozy blankets on the rungs of the easel to switch up the look even more.
HGTV House Hunters: Dining Out in a Polynesian Paradise
As seen on HGTV's House Hunters, there's plenty of fun to be had at this ocean-front home on the island of Honolulu, with its brightly colored dining space and low-maintenance blue-stone tiles. The house itself is constructed in a Polynesian style, complete with a thatched roof and other island amenities.
The old carport was demolished and in its place Home Town hosts Erin and Ben Napier created this patio with arbor and seating area. The new wood elements were custom created by Ben using cedar lumber that was salvaged from the old siding and interior demolition.
A row of round shrubs lines the concrete path in front of the home's well-manicured front yard. Sloping and steep rooflines are emphasized by a darker gray roof, creating an overall design rooted in Tudor style.