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.
French Provincial Home Exterior With Meticulous Landscaping
This stunning Texas-based home boasts a traditional look with a French Provincial vibe. The white exterior is paired with charcoal shingles and light gray shutters, while top level windows feature wrought iron balconies to match the fence that encloses the perimeter of the yard. Detailed landscaping completes the look.
A sleek pool, spiral staircase and welcoming back porch are among the custom features that make this home's rear elevation unique. Stately columns separate upstairs and downstairs balconies that maximize the home's outdoor living space.
Fixer Upper hosts Chip and Joanna Gaines have repainted the siding of the home a modern gray/green and kept the original Dutch door but painted it with a faux finish to look like a dark stained wood grain. They also updated the landscaping as well as a new walkway that matches the brick of the chimney.
This luxury retreat on Camano Island, Washington, features a 4,700-square-foot main house, guest house, apartment and more. It also enjoy sweeping views of the water, with large windows in every waterfront room. Lush foliage offers privacy to the eight-acre property.
This classic front entrance features a covered front porch with a white beadboard ceiling and a black front door. The porch is painted a light gray hue, and a white wicker chair provides a comfy spot for relaxing.
This eight-acre property on Camano Island, Washington, features a 4,700-square-foot main house, a guest house, a post-and-beam barn, chicken coop, apartment and original owner's house. The property also offers flower and vegetable gardens, fruit trees and sweeping waterfront views.
Elegant Modern Country Estate Home With Arched Garage Doors
Inspired by country estates of days gone by, this home is nonetheless anything but old-fashioned. Larger windows with divided lights, simplified moldings, and an up-to-the-minute color palette add modern flair to the facade without sacrificing any of the home’s classic elegance.
This private, waterfront retreat is just 90 minutes from Seattle on picturesque Camano Island, Washington. The property rests on nearly eight acres, with a main house, guest house, post-and-beam barn, chicken coop, apartment and original owner's house. It features views of Mt. Baker, the Cascades and, occasionally, gray whales leaping in the water that borders the property.
Who says decks have to be brown? Check out Fiberon Horizon decking in gorgeous Greystone. Reminiscent of coastal New England cottages, this elegant shade works well in any setting. Want a more contemporary railing? Swap out the traditional white, square balusters for round, black metal ones.
This luxury estate in Auckland features a sprawling footprint, four-car garage and lushly landscaped property outfitted with a tennis court, custom pool, vegetable garden, even a formal maze. The property, designed by renowned architect Greg Noble, features 12 bedrooms, nine baths and a picturesque New Zealand setting.
Neo-Georgian Home Rear Facade With French Doors and Pool
All of the main rooms on this neo-Georgian home's first floor are oriented toward the back of the house, with large French patio doors overlooking the pool and the garden. An oversized roofed porch attached to the family room wing has an outdoor fireplace, as do a second porch off the billiard room and a master bedroom balcony.
With eight acres bordering the water, beautiful greenery and multiple buildings, this luxury property is ready to house guests. The 4,700-square-foot main house is accompanied by a guest house, barn, chicken coop, apartment and original owner's house. The Camano Island, Washington, estate is 90 minutes from Seattle.
Traditional Connecticut Home with Pool, Hot Tub, Picturesque View
An infinity-edge hot tub and tranquil pool enjoy picturesque views across Long Island Sound in the backyard of this luxury home in Greenwich, Connecticut. The home's stone exterior continues onto the pool and hardscape.
Cape Cod-style architecture, complete with gables, columned porches and wood shingle siding, gives this home a stately, traditional presence. Meanwhile, the red front door turns the entry into a focal point.