“Make a statement by choosing a style for the exterior of your home that reflects your personal preference and taste,” says Mark. Architecture, design, and materials can have a tremendous impact on the look and feel of your home.
Roman Pan clay tile was used on the roof of this grand home and cave stone was chosen for the exterior walls. Designed after a home in California, this Texas residence features an open-air courtyard in the center of the home. The airy, upstairs balcony that overlooks the courtyard perfectly balances the architecturally heavy front entry of the first level. Steel windows lend a clean, minimal look and allow for lots of natural light inside the home.
Mark used a blanco chopped stone with a historical slate roof on the back of this home. The fire pit is composed of the same material and features a clean, comfortable finish with a cast stone seating surround. “It’s important in today’s busy world to strategically place conversation areas around the home that encourage time spent with family and friends,” says Mark. He achieved this by incorporating various spaces for outdoor seating, including a dining area just outside the kitchen—perfect for early morning coffee or weekend brunch.
Not only do these beautiful outdoor living spaces provide places for entertaining and conversation, their locations were also chosen to take advantage of scenic, poolside views.