This great room is perfect for large family gatherings. It features concrete flooring, a Mediterranean-style bar, and rustic ceiling beams. The upper portion of the block wall uses smaller blocks to create an impression of greater height.
To add curb appeal to the front of this chic modern beauty, artificial turf swaps with low water landscaping on either side of the geometric walkway. Frosted glass is used for both the garage and front doors.
Stacked stones in soft shades of sand and brown are used to create beautiful textured walls for this southwestern home. The angled wall provides a protected, private entry to the home and large courtyard. When the sun sets behind the cutouts in the wall, it creates a spectacular vision.
This modern great room features a wall of windows extending from the bamboo floor all the way to the ceiling for a view of La Jolla, California. A wood stove offers heat during cooler weather, and curved red couches provide comfortable seating.
Along the back of the house, a concrete patio blends gracefully into the grassy backyard that features views of San Diego's Mission Bay and Pacific Beach. An aluminum trellis decorates both the first and second floors.
This gray and white midcentury living room has an open beam ceiling that gradually slopes down to outer glass walls. Furnishings are kept spare but striking: a gray leather sectional, lime green chair and vibrant wavy striped rug.
The second floor of this modern home features an orange accent wall, black steel railing, west-facing clerestory windows, and a wood plank ceiling. The space offers interesting acoustics for a budding keyboardist.
The welcoming facade of this modern home is a dichotomy -- it's both symmetrical (the shape of the structure) and asymmetrical (the beautifully unbalanced distribution of windows and design elements). A combination of warm wood, metal and glass create a nuanced feel; ornamental grasses and plants bring life and color to the area.
Giving the dining room a private, intimate feel, a screen separates it from the front door and hall. A built-in sideboard makes a helpful buffet space in the back and a delicate lantern adds to the meditative serenity of the design.
Creating a "saw-tooth" type floor plan gives all the rooms views of the landscape. Seamless transition between the wood and large windows create a contemporary design, while a stacked stone accent wall brings a touch of rustic to the home.
Who says modern style can't be nuanced, comfortable and bright? This living room is livened up with wood plank ceilings painted white, contrasting exposed beams, a rich wood mantel and varying pattern upholstered chairs. The fireplace is the highlight of the space, sitting off-center in a classy limestone surround.