Indoor outdoor living

An overview of projects, products and exclusive articles about indoor outdoor living
The luxurious interior with sweeping views of Napa wine country.
Indoor-outdoor living is a major theme of the resort.
Sliding door hardware by Krownlab Inc.
A newly finished cottage.
Some residences offer fully appointed private yards.

Project • By Krownlab Inc.Restaurants

Stanly Ranch

The much anticipated opening of Stanly Ranch is a bright new star in Napa Valley. This net-zero development by Auberge Resorts features a spa, fitness center, public winery, and luxury residences.  Caption Caption The property is centered on experiencing serenity and nature and connecting with family in friends in a way that’s steeped in Napa’s rich winery estate traditions.  78 luxury cottages, 40 villas, and 70 custom homes offer a variety of design options and the best of indoor-outdoor living. Caption Caption Surrounded by pristine vineyards and the verdant rolling hills of Napa Valley, Stanly Ranch redefines luxury by incorporating outdoor experiences and prioritizing wellness. Caption... More

Project • By Whipple Russell ArchitectsPrivate Houses

Bundy Drive

  Simon Berlyn   Design for Resort Style Living Our three-acre Bundy Drive project, completed in collaboration with Ramtin Ray Nosrati at Huntington Estates Properties, is certainly brimming with entertainment and the desirable amenities that bring resort living home. All this requires a large house, so our design goal, once again, is to maintain a human connection despite a broad canvas. We create visual connections between multiple levels, and even across large volumes, so people won’t find themselves cut off in a dark hallway. Simon Berlyn Simon Berlyn By creating view corridors, we assure that when you come around a corner there is something to draw you in, always a window with a view, a piece of art o... More

Project • By ModCraftResidential Landscape

Di Zock

ModCraft Hudson tile was selected by landscape designer Di Zock to add a dimensional material to create the movement and flow she wanted for this Pacific Palisades outdoor renovation. The contemporary home recieved a makeover of the front and backyard that incorporates architectural elements from the inside of the house and the exterior into the design. The goal was to create beautiful and functional spaces for the family to enjoy meals outside as well as entertain guests. Flora of the surrounding area in the Pacific Palisades includes eucylptus and oak trees. Di's palette for the design included silvers, blues and greens using Yucca Rostrata, prostrate rosemary, and agave which complements the charcoal gray house.  The addition of M... More

Product • By A-Class MarbleFUORIFORMATO Range : Lichene

FUORIFORMATO Range : Lichene

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Project • By Nakamoto ForestryHousing

Fairfax House

The Fairfax House is an opulent blend of exotic materials and stacked fusion design.  An engawa encourages the living area to outside, and consistent finishes blend indoor with outdoor spaces.   Product: Suyaki 1×6 select grade shiplapPrefinish: BLACKApplication: Residential – Interior & ExteriorSF: 3000SFDesigner: Laura MansDate: April 2019Location: Fairfax, CA More

Project • By DuradekPrivate Houses

New Residential Roof Deck

Inspired by the fantastic view, the architectural plans for this home included a roof top deck.  The homeowners objective was to build vertically to make the most use of their real estate and take advantage of the scenery. To protect the investment into their new home, they needed flat roof waterproofing they could depend on. To most enjoy their new flat roof deck, they wanted something attractive and low maintenance. Duradek Ultra Cork Espresso vinyl met both needs. The vinyl was professionally installed and complemented the outdoor aesthetic while also providing waterproof protection for the living space below. Durarail PUP Post topless glass railing system and custom height picket railing over the pony walls were added to finish an... More

Project • By DuradekPrivate Houses

Residential Dry Below Deck

Situated overlooking an Alpharetta, Georgia Lake in an upscale neighborhood, plans for this beautiful residence included a new dry-below deck and pool addition. The lower deck had not been used to its potential. Once the new pool was installed, that lower deck would become a much-desired poolside entertainment area. In their search for a waterproof solution, they found the perfect product to enhance the upper deck and keep the lower deck dry – Duradek.  Duradek Ultra Heritage Agate was installed as an attractive dual solution. The walkable waterproof membrane created a covered poolside patio below and a low maintenance sundeck above, perfect for entertaining on both levels. In addition, the homeowners wanted a new, maintenance... More

Project • By Black RabbitPrivate Houses

Johnson City Residence

This minimalist home was originally designed for a retiring couple moving from an urban lifestyle to live out their golden years in solitude. After the project was abandoned, we recreated the design concept to adapt to more of an urban or suburban context to create a literal oasis for anyone seeking refuge from rugged external conditions. More

Project • By Black RabbitPrivate Houses

Plan Set | Yucca S

This modern vernacular style home is ideal for either a typical urban infill, suburban, or rural lot. The floor plan was intended to be flexible and can be used as either a main house for young couples or small families, or as a secondary dwelling unit for guests, in-law quarters, rental apartment, condo or townhome. Yucca S can be combined with Yucca L to create a primary and accessory dwelling unit compound on your existing site.   Thoughtfully designed building plan sets allow you to enjoy high-end custom design without the high-end custom fees and design times. Our pre-designed plans are ready to be adapted by your local team for pricing, permitting, and construction. More

Project • By Black RabbitPrivate Houses

Plan Set | Sage S

Designed for tiny living lifestyle, Sage S makes for a perfect primary or secondary living unit that can be placed in just about any environment. Use it as a main or guest house, pool or garden studio, in-law quarters, rental apartment, condo or townhome unit, or office on your existing lot. ​   Thoughtfully designed building plan sets allow you to enjoy high-end custom design without the high-end custom fees and design times. Our pre-designed plans are ready to be adapted by your local team for pricing, permitting, and construction. More

Project • By Black RabbitPrivate Houses

Plan Set | Sage L

Designed for tiny living lifestyle, Sage L  makes for a perfect primary or secondary living unit that can be placed in just about any environment. Use it as a main or guest house, pool or garden studio, in-law quarters, rental apartment, condo or townhome unit, or office on your existing lot.   Thoughtfully designed building plan sets allow you to enjoy high-end custom design without the high-end custom fees and design times. Our pre-designed plans are ready to be adapted by your local team for pricing, permitting, and construction. More

Project • By Black RabbitPrivate Houses

W. Mary Residences

These four garden courtyard houses embody the feel of south Austin’s eclectic and casual lifestyle. Taking cues from the local neighborhood, the 2-story primary units facing the street are styled in a traditional vernacular form while the rear 1-story accessory dwelling units (ADU’s) take on a low-slung mid-century modern form. Solid (insulated) stack-bonded architectural grade CMU (concrete masonry unit) walls define the ADU’s (accessory dwelling unit) exterior walls which carry through to the interior. Heavy mass gabion walls create privacy and natural garden planter walls. More

Project • By Black RabbitPrivate Houses

Yaupon Valley Residence

This cliffside luxury home was designed to take advantage of the city of Austin skyline views and the surrounding valley and pool spaces. We separated this house design into 2 programs; the level 2 private space and the level 1 social space. The level 1 social space consists of the kitchen, living, dining, and library/ lounge areas all connected to the outdoor pool and outdoor deck. The level 2 private spaces consists of 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, a master suite, and an office space, each with its own unique view. More

Project • By Black RabbitPrivate Houses

Oasis Residence

This large concrete residence overlooking Lake Travis exemplifies luxury living. Natural materials and landscape blend the building into the surrounding environment and take advantage of the views. Large expansive glass and a wrap-around pool allow views from every aspect of the house. More

Project • By Whipple Russell ArchitectsPrivate Houses

Benedict Canyon

Our client, C.J. Wilson, who was a Major League Baseball pitcher, wanted an open-plan house for hosting guests, a large flat lawn for ballplay, and a photography studio along with a gallery space suitable for hanging his large art projects.  William MacCollum   The hilltop site required a 10-foot high retaining wall to create a sturdy level pad for building our client’s vision. William MacCollum A spiral driveway leads to the property, which then opens to the car park and entrance walkway. William MacCollum William MacCollum William MacCollum On the left, is the upstairs studio space, accessible via stairs that rise up over the first reflecting pool. William MacCollum   Wide horizonta... More