Photo By: Photography: Rosemary Fletcher; Architect: Richard Seaberg of RS Architectural Partners, LLC; Mason: Santine DiFlaminio of Vintage Masonry; Builder: McKay Construction -Hingham, MA
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Photo By: Ebby Halliday Realtors, a member of Luxury Portfolio International ; Photos by Realty Pro Shots
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Photo By: Harold Leidner Company Landscape Architects
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Traditional Balcony on Los Angeles Historic Condominium
During the extensive renovation of this Hollywood penthouse condominium, the design team restored the doorway onto the balcony, as well as the original openwork columns and railings, creating a beautiful space to overlook the famed Chateau Marmont and surrounding Hollywood Hills. Located off the penthouse's kitchen, the balcony was previously accessed by a screen door and the ironwork showed significant signs of wear. Now, it's a relaxed, lovely and fully restored spot to unwind and enjoy the view.
Completed in 1930, the Leland Bryant-designed Colonial House is among the last of early Hollywood’s most glamorous and exclusive revival style condominiums, and remains a coveted refuge for the industry’s elite. Golden Age tenants included the likes of Bette Davis, Clark Gable, Carole Lombard and Cary Grant. The penthouse's exterior is protected by the National Register of Historic Places and remains unchanged since it was built.
Stones in warm terracotta shades are used from the house exterior and garden walls to the patio and water feature. A round patio surrounds the traditional urn-style water feature, which provides soothing sound ambiance to the space.
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A circular drive with central landscaping leads to a dramatic, 7,200-square-foot home with Gothic styling and castle-inspired details. The two-acre estate also features multiple outdoor entertaining space with resort-like attention to detail.
Picturesque Sunset Over Sarasota Home With Stone Driveway and Gorgeous Stairwell
Travel around the fountain on the stone driveway and soak in the brilliant sunset hues as you ascend the beautiful staircase to the front door. The white house shines against the natural backdrop highlighting a second story balcony, thick columns and warm porch lighting.
Not only do this patio's low walls act as room dividers, they're also just the right height to be used as extra seating when entertaining. A bluestone cap tops the fieldstone walls for a smooth, comfortable surface. Design by a Blade of Grass Landscape Design
The client wanted to incorporate the feel of an Italian grotto fountain into the design. In this location, Harold Leidner Landscape Architects was able to take advantage of the natural grade change of the site and the finished grade of the house. The difference between these two grades allowed for a retaining wall to become the fountain wall.
Large stone pavers spaced throughout the grassy backyard create a contemporary, geometric walkway. Stacked stone archways lend an Old World feel to the home and line the covered patio. Ivy-covered columns and elegant landscaping add to the traditional atmosphere of the outdoor space.
With an eat-in counter, sitting area and fire pit, this outdoor space can easily accommodate large parties and more intimate gatherings. Keeping the furniture within a black-and-white palette ensures that everything matches.