• Great Room: Bayfront Cape Cod in Ocean City, Md.

    The great room hosts a smaller second kitchen with bar flanked by a separate sitting area. Although full of luxurious amenities, the spectacular back deck remains the focal point of the room,…   See the Image

  • Fire Pit: Balinese-Inspired Villa in Tortola, British Virgin Islands

    Take a dip in the hot tub, then cozy up by the fire pit for a view of the magnificent waterfront sunset. The patio area's ample space and seating makes it an ideal setting for entertaining guests.   See the Image

  • Tennis star Venus Williams sold her 1,528-square-foot gem in the Hollywood Hills for $1.7 million in March 2014. She purchased the property in 2005 for $1.9 million and added signature design…   See the Image

  • Medieval Tower: Tulira Castle in Ardrahan, Ireland

    During the castle's construction, Edward Martyn decided to make the tower habitable. A stone spiral staircase leads to the first floor room fashioned with timber floors and ceiling, a fireplace and…   See the Image

  • Drawing Room: Tulira Castle in Ardrahan, Ireland

    The drawing room features handmade wallpaper designed by Augustus Pugin for Nowton Hall in Suffolk, England. Eleven windows hold original stained glass panels in the upper windows and four contain…   See the Image

  • Pool at Night: Oceanview Mansion in Laguna Niguel, Calif.

    Two large fire bowls positioned at opposing corners of the pool add visual drama and a warm glow on cool desert nights.   See the Image

  • Great Room: Lakefront Contemporary in Zephyr Cove, Nev.

    Cherry floors look seamless in the open-concept great room, which blends living and dining areas. The custom fireplace with Soapstone slab surround echoes the kitchen countertops.   See the Image

  • Fireplace: Lakefront Contemporary in Zephyr Cove, Nev.

    The contemporary home features two custom fireplaces with large Soapstone slab hearths. Custom interior glass panels allow natural light to filter throughout the house.   See the Image

  • Breakfast Bar: Serenity Room in Wilton, Conn.

    The large, well-lit kitchen opens to the great room with stone fireplace. An oversize island with breakfast bar makes a great space for casual dining.   See the Image

  • Listed for $8.599 million, Kobe Bryant’s four-bedroom home in Newport Coast was built in 1997 and sits on a half-acre, behind gates at the end of a protected cul-de-sac. The grounds include a…   See the Image