Front Courtyard Pictures From HGTV Dream Home 2016

Inspired by Mediterranean and Caribbean architecture, this grand Floridian front yard features giant royal palm trees and native plants.
By: Peter Walsh

Photo By: Rustic White Photography, LLC

Photo By: Tomas Espinoza

Photo By: Tomas Espinoza

Photo By: Rustic White Photography, LLC

Photo By: Mark Elias,Mark Elias

Looking North

Instead of adopting the typical vernacular of Florida homes painted in tropical colors the design team at HGTV Dream Home 2016 took their cues from the styles of those found in the Hamptons on New York’s Long Island.

Casual Elegance

Painted pure white with soft, blue-gray trim, the stuccoed and vinyl sided house appears casual yet elegant.

Fencing Lesson

A white picket fence out front is a nod to country homes of New England.

Grand Entrance

At eight-feet tall, the stately dark stained fiberglass doors with aged bronze hardware makes an for a grand entrance to the home.

Take a Peek

Peeking over the white picket fence draped in pink bougainvillea, visitors can see the entry courtyard, a welcoming spot to great guests.

Take a Seat

Iron dining furniture in a dark hue and a huge, white market umbrella sits on the courtyard patio out front.

Color Burst

For a burst of color, the dining chairs feature red terra cotta and tan striped cushions and gives the space it’s own personality.

Musical Notes

Unobtrusive wireless speakers provide musical entertainment on the courtyard patio.

Look Inside

A bank of windows allows visitors to glimpse the interior of the home from the courtyard.

Welcoming Spot

In nice weather, the homeowners can greet arriving guests at the dining set on the courtyard patio.

Take Comfort

Classic in design, the dark finish iron dining chairs are comfortable for entertaining.

Sun Shades

Painted cedar wood shutters are functional. Mounted awning style, they help shade the interior from the Florida sun.

Separate Spaces

A white picket fence separates the front courtyard area from the roundabout parking area.

Colorful Pots

Potted in cobalt blue containers, garden plants provide seasonal color to the courtyard.

Master Balcony

The second story balcony is accessed from the master bathroom. Beefed up pillars and a Chippendale style railing were added during reconstruction of the house.

Support Services

Decorative and functional, the supports for the master bathroom balcony add a classic architectural touch to the front of the home.

Water Works

A cobalt blue vessel was kitted out as a subtle water feature and sits in a flower bed out front.

Palms Please

Palm trees are a must in any Floridian landscape. Some were added during the landscape phase of the construction.

View Master

The master bedroom suite owns one side of the house on the second floor. The balcony looks out over the front yard.

Park Here

A paver clad roundabout in the front of the home allows visitors to park near the courtyard.

Hollywood Entrance

Mature palm trees standing 30-feet tall line the driveway and create a Hollywood entrance. The white painted house appears to glow as you approach.

Walk This Way

A wide paver walkway rendered in gray tones with a brown chestnut banding allows two people to walk up the house side-by-side.