A clean-lined swimming pool features a striking border of octagonal marble tile, its gray complementing the home's modern exterior. Retractable walls open the indoor spaces to the outside, creating an easy flow for both entertaining and everyday living. The pool and patio area's design incorporates a small green space with a tree that provides both character and shade.
Back behind the house, a covered porch matches the sleek simplicity of the rest of the exterior. Beneath the porch is a most inviting dining area with a rug to anchor the table and container gardens softening each of the four corners.
Andrea Michaelson had a strong, contrasting vision for this California home as she blended not only design styles but design eras. The exterior of home is modern and minimal, using both cement brick and cement plaster walls, and limestone for a pronounced look against the lush landscape
A slate tile walkway leads up to a charming Cape Cod-style house with loads of charm. Traditional gables and columns set the tone for the home's classic interiors, while a red front door beckons to guests and creates a fun focal point.
The focal point of this tiered backyard terrace is a unique, oval-shaped water feature that subtly reflects the sky and canopy of trees above. Outdoor seating fits the tone of the space and invites conversation.
Designed by Don Sharp with Sharp Design Studio, the Tuscan-inspired home was the 2014 Tampa Bay Showcase Home. It also won a national Aurora award for best single family design in the $500,001-$750,000 category and Parade of Home awards.
This stylish patio is outshined only by the breathtaking view surrounding it. A curved sofa displays neutral cushions with striped throw pillows, adding color to the neutral space. The stone flooring is accented with natural boulders and mixed plants.
Designing a new deck? Consider adding a bump-out or other designated space for your grill. You’ll keep smoke away from seating areas and give the chef some extra elbow room. To make life even easier, install low-maintenance Horizon composite decking from Fiberon, shown here in Castle Gray.