The entrance to Hume Castle is just as regal as its 13 century, medieval-style counterpart in Toulouse, France. On either side of the ornately-designed door, two traditional lanterns create balance and welcome visitors.
Stunning California Estate Embodies French-Inspired Castle
Surrounded by lush foliage and olive trees is California's Hume Castle. With mediterranean-style architecture infused with gothic and medieval elements, this massive estate features vaulted ceilings, spiral staircases and stunning wrought-iron chandeliers.
Outdoor Living Room: Lavish Mediterranean Masterpiece in Frisco, Texas
The covered porch is furnished beautifully and comfortably, serving as an outdoor living room. A cushioned sofa and chair are situated near a beautiful fireplace and flat-screen TV for entertaining or relaxing. Ceiling fans keep the space cool on warm days.
This large estate in Andratx, Spain features a 100-year old main building surrounded by a guest house and several other outbuildings, including a barn housing pigs, goats, chickens and lambs. Intricate stone terraces surround the structures allowing for easy outdoor entertaining and taking advantage of the beautiful setting.
This backyard retreat features a beautiful oversized pergola housing a wood dining table and chairs. The pergola has a roof and even a ceiling fan to make this space shady and cool even on the warmest of days.
A comfortable, homey outdoor space is a must since the majority of leisure will be spent on this porch with an incredible beach view. The outdoor fireplace, coffered ceiling and candle chandelier make this space feel like a direct extension of the indoor living room.
A series of covered outdoor living spaces overlook an infinity pool and hot tub in the backyard of this Austin home. Throughout the house, design distinction is achieved with the contrast of light stone finishes and dark-stained wood.
A large outdoor dining table accommodates ten, with two wrought iron chandeliers illuminating the space. The partially covered area allows for outdoor entertaining even when the weather gets bad. Guests have the luxury to take a dip in the pool before or after dinner.
Market lights strung from the house to the tree create a warm and romantic atmosphere, especially in the evenings. Reclaimed red brick is used for the patio, which features intimate seating areas and beautifully planned landscaping.
This gracious, three-bedroom, three-bathroom home sits on three acres of land in the desert country of Scottsdale, Ariz. Wander up the meandering brick path and into the front courtyard and check out the house's handsome Mediterranean architecture.