This relaxed home was created for Tim Brown and his family. A large focus was placed on making the home as energy efficient as it is aesthetically pleasing. The placement on the site was key in keeping it a low-energy-using home. With lots of cross ventilation and clerestory windows to vent heat, the home's energy bills are half the amount of a typical home in this area. A rainwater collection system was also incorporated to catch 100 percent of the home's potable water.
There are good times to be had on this round patio.The outdoor dining and lounge area allows guests a space to enjoy the outdoors. Made of flagstone, it features lounge chairs, floor lamps, a stand-alone antique stove and a table with umbrella shade.
In Potomac, Maryland, this custom home makes a memorable first impression with a circular driveway wrapping around a fountain and a noble arched front door. The home itself encompasses over 13,000 square feet with five bedrooms.
A pair of Adirondack chairs is placed strategically to enjoy the waterfront vista from the backyard of this 4,400-square-foot luxury home on Massachusetts' Chapoquoit Island. A red brick patio is tucked onto a sweeping lawn, while sculpted landscaping offers privacy and pretty views. The Cape Cod-style house offers water views from every room.
The exterior of this 5-bedroom, 7-bathroom home in Potomac, Maryland is grand enough. But wait until you peek inside. There's a cathedral-like foyer, marble floors and a lavish atrium with a wading pool!
The posh penthouse is at the top of this distinguished apartment building in New York City's Nolita neighborhood. The exterior, designed by architects Roman & Williams, features red brick with cornices and 7-foot high wood windows painted crisp black.
Add an element of surprise to your porch or exterior entry with a DIY planter box dressed with integrated house numbers. To coordinate this planter with the rest of the fall decor, it is painted an eye-catching cranberry tone.
Teak rocking chairs are a perfect spot to relax in this welcoming backyard oasis. Trellises full of climbing plants add color and texture to stucco exterior walls of the Mediterranean home, and rustic wood windows create a striking contrast.
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.
The actual containers used in this home are concealed behind the duplex, and mirror each other, just as the duplex units mirror each other with two bedrooms and three bathrooms. Similarly to designer Patrice Rios’ own container, these function as either an office or guesthouse. Neither contains a bathroom, but there’s easy access to one on the first floor of each unit. Rios is currently designing another duplex in the city that will incorporate shipping containers inside the home.