Overly ornate master suites have fallen out of favor (unless you’re talking showers, in which case the bigger the better) and outdoor living is in. Here’s a great way to combine the two trends. These smart homes provide both public and private spaces to enjoy the outdoors.

Nice Variety of Outdoor Spaces

Photo by Matthew Scott, Photographer, Inc., courtesy of Donald A. Gardner Architects, Inc.
Photo by Matthew Scott, Photographer, Inc., courtesy of Donald A. Gardner Architects, Inc.
Photo by Matthew Scott, Photographer, Inc., courtesy of Donald A. Gardner Architects, Inc.
Photo by Matthew Scott, Photographer, Inc., courtesy of Donald A. Gardner Architects, Inc.

This hillside walkout features a variety of outdoor living areas, including a private porch off the master suite. Cathedral ceilings top the great room, master bedroom, and screened porch. Three fireplaces, built-in cabinetry, and an art niche add custom touches, along with the large utility room. Downstairs, each bedroom has its own walk-in closet and bath, while a powder room services the rec room. A wet bar lets kids prepare snacks. For versatility, the home features a bedroom/study and expandable bonus room. See more images, information, and the floor plan.