This Italianate home has an elegance and pride to its exteriors that are dominated by tall arches and balconies. These elements are then augmented by the bright beige hues and the complementing warm yellow lights to give it a bit of warmth.
The main floor plan of this gorgeous home shows the luxury of its grand foyer with a large curved staircase. It also showcases the large living room that is sure to invite a certain wonder to everyone who sees it for the first time. The design centers on this central area and gives it access to the other parts of the house with ease.
The second level floor plan also centers on the foyer and grand living room with its large open spaces. These are dedicated for indoor balconies to better observe the large foyer and living room. These are bordered with simple wrought iron railings that stand out against the beige walls.
The best part of this home is unmistakably the living room with its soaring coffered ceiling and a large wall of glass. The amazing thing about the glass wall on that side is that they also open up the large living room to the backyard which even adds to the illusion of its size.
Jon Dykstra owns an interior design company in North Vancouver, British Columbia. He's fascinated by architecture and interiors. He also enjoys gardening at his "house in the burbs" and "homesteading" at his off-the-grid boat-access cabin.
Combine all that with a love of writing and Homestratsophere.com was born. He balances his working time between running his interior design company, working on his off-the-grid cabin and publishing homestratosphere.com.