25 Dreamy Homes From House Hunters
1. Million Dollar Lake House
Located on New Hampshire's scenic Lake Winnipesaukee, this sprawling Adirondack-style home features sweeping lake views, a boat house and 6,000+ square feet of luxurious amenities. Mature landscaping helps this rustic-luxe home blend into its surroundings and provides plenty of privacy.
2. Dinner Is Served
A neutral palette and luxurious tufted chairs soften this Sonoma, Calif., dining room, making it an inviting space for entertaining. Porcelain platters hung above the buffet add textural interest and are a lovely stand-in for artwork.
3. Charming Tropical Bungalow
A wall of arched windows produces a light-and-airy atmosphere in this kitchen on the picturesque island of St. Thomas, Virgin Islands. The exposed wood-beam ceiling, rustic hand-carved table and simple floral accents create the feeling of escaping to an exotic getaway.
4. Cruise Up to the Island
There's plenty of space to entertain the whole family in this open-concept Maui kitchen. The large island provides lots of seating, while subdued earth tones and travertine flooring lend natural warmth.
5. Southern Charmer
A cheery blue front door and large demilune front porch with Corinthian columns give this Greek Revival-style home in Huntsville, Ala., timeless curb appeal.
6. Million Dollar View
Watch the sun set over the Pacific from this Maui, Hawaii, home, where a sunken fire pit and patterned pillows create a cozy atmosphere. The modern style and clean lines also produce a simple and understated elegance without detracting from the breathtaking view.
7. Bring the Outdoors In
Arched French windows allow refreshing sea breezes to flood this St. Thomas bedroom. Nautical-print pillows, mosquito netting and tropical plants add to the beachy vibe, helping to seamlessly blend the indoors and outdoors.
8. Historic Preservation
Beautifully updated, this historic Brandywine Valley, Penn. farmhouse features stacked fieldstone, dormer windows and a pitched gable roof. Warm gray paint contrasts beautifully with the stone facade.
9. Go Global
Asian and Indian influences lend an exotic touch to the space, while the rustic wood-beam ceiling and textured adobe walls help this Santa Fe bedroom stay true to its Spanish roots.
10. Serenity in St. Thomas
Kick back and relax in this infinity pool with a stunning view of the Virgin Islands and the coral reef just below the ocean's surface. There's also plenty of room for entertaining in the outdoor dining space and lounge area.
11. Fashion Forward
This Miami penthouse uses a metallic color scheme and modern light fixtures to create a bedroom that feels hip, urban and totally glam. A grouping of framed fashion magazine covers creates an interesting (and budget-friendly) conversation piece over the bed.
12. Bigger in Texas
This rustic stacked-stone farmhouse, located in a new development just outside of Austin, offers the best of both worlds: brand new fixtures and on-trend interior finishes in a stacked stone and stucco home with classic farmhouse styling.
13. Room With a View
This ultra-modern Sonoma living room features floor-to-ceiling windows that flood the home with natural light and provide sweeping views of the outdoors. Clean-lined furnishings and neutral fabrics create a space that flows easily from living area to dining room to kitchen.
14. Polynesian Paradise
There's plenty of fun to be had at this ocean-front home on the island of Honolulu, with its brightly colored dining space and low-maintenance bluestone tiles. The house itself is constructed in a Polynesian style, complete with a thatched roof and four connecting bungalow pods.
15. Wild Wild West
Satisfy your craving for the dude ranches of the Old West in this Sonoma bedroom, featuring rustic wood shutters and a faux suede painted wall finish.
16. Honolulu Hangout
This lush Honolulu backyard has it all — a pool, hot tub, waterfall and full outdoor kitchen — making it the perfect spot to relax after a long day at the beach. The abundance of stone and tropical plants creates the sense of being out in nature rather than in your own backyard.
17. Italian Elegance
This Old World-inspired dining room in Sonoma features leather chairs, a rough-hewn wood table and poured concrete floors, which contrast well with the elegance of the sweeping spiral staircase and chandelier art.
18. A Bit of Bali
Located right on the waterfront in the exclusive Venetian Islands, this Miami home pays tribute to Balinese architecture with its soaring 40-foot ceilings, skylights and use of natural materials. It also features a treehouse deck over the hot tub for a whimsical touch.
19. Tuscan Villa
Tucked into the heart of Wine Country, this Sonoma, Calif., getaway was inspired by the Tuscan villas of Italy. A large wrought-iron balcony overlooks the pool area, and the earthy, warm tones of the orange stucco and green shutters give the house an Old World charm.
20. Get on Island Time
Looking for casual comfort? Wicker seating creates an inviting and homey atmosphere, while bright tropical flowers and fruits liven up the space. The inside of this St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, home is unique in that its walls are lime-washed (an effect that uses lime to produce a chalky, whitewashed finish) with the same pigments used in henna tattoos.
21. California Colonial
This two-story Colonial-style home features a wraparound porch and balcony, bringing a touch of Southern charm out west to Sonoma, Calif. The property, appropriately named Rosewood Estate, also includes a garden of more than 250 rosebushes and a private vineyard.
22. Adobe Oasis
Nestled on 10 acres in the foothills of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, this Santa Fe, N.M., home is constructed entirely of adobe with traditional New Mexican elements, such as a wood-burning fireplace and hand-painted tiles. The unique blue dome also features a skylight and can be used as a space for meditation.
23. Soak Up Some Rays
This fabulous and sophisticated pool area in Sonoma, Calif., makes an excellent spot for both lounging and entertaining, and its Italian influences can be seen in a simple ceramic fountain and enchanting trellis.
24. Living in Luxury
Live like the rich and famous in this Miami penthouse, which boasts its own private deck as well as magnificent views of South Beach and the city skyline. Crisp white umbrellas contrast well with the striking blue of the ocean and add to the hip and trendy atmosphere.
25. All About Adobe
Constructed entirely of adobe — sun-dried earth composed of sand, clay, water and straw — this Santa Fe home depicts a design typical of many homes found in New Mexico. Arched doorways and recessed wall niches are hallmarks of this Spanish-Colonial style.