This hilltop home and garden in Bel Air boldly pairs modern design with sustainable practices. As guests move from the courtyard to back of the house, they'll find various grasses, sculptural succulents and a grove of Eucalyptus trees -- all of which require little water and maintenance. Sansevieria plants introduce this idea in the clean, contemporary courtyard.
Credits: Architecture: John Corry; Landscape Contractor: Steven Z. Volski + Associates
A new front porch and second story addition give the owners of this upstate New York farmhouse more room indoors and more ways to enjoy the outdoors. The design carefully echoed the home's lovely original architecture like the dormers.
No shortage of curb appeal in this charming home in the southern California coastal town of Corona del Mar. Its blue exterior gets fresh white trim. Big windows, balconies and patios make the most of its outdoor space.
A mostly-white color palette ensures this pool house always looks clean and fresh. Coastal accents — like the aqua-hued surfboard and nautical striped throw pillows — add pizzazz and life to the space.
A mix of seating creates areas for lounging and dining beside this pool in Chappaqua, New York. Ceiling beams, columns and lattice trim are traditional details that set the tone for a sophisticated space.
This Texas farmhouse exterior features exposed wooden columns, natural stone steps and black metal doors and windows. The contemporary mixtures of classic white siding and modern black sconces give the entrance a warm welcoming feel.
The design concept for this inviting home was to combine rural farmhouse friendliness with contemporary materials and luxuries. A light exterior and lots of windows create an immediately welcoming atmosphere for guests and residents.
Enjoy the indoors and outdoors from this contemporary Craftsman-style living space. Elevated exposed beam ceilings give the space a grand feeling, paired with bold blue furniture and a large patterned area rug. Simply slide the long, glass folding door to step outside and enjoy the outdoor patio with fireplace.