Italianate Style

  • Soak Up Some Rays

    Published 05/30/13 in Houses
    Italian style backyard pool and terrace

    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…   See the Image

  • The Robinson Gardens pool pavilion features Roman arches and Tuscan columns, inspired by the Villa Pisani in Stra, Italy.

    There are even floating floral arrangements in the pool.   See the Image

  • Water View, Belvedere, Calif.

    Although the Italianate style peaked in popularity in the U.S. from the mid- to late-1800s, we found an exquisite example built in 1978 — with an equally exquisite location on the San Francisco Bay.   See the Gallery

  • Water View, Belvedere, Calif.

    Published 03/25/13
    Water View, Belvedere, Calif.

    Designed by architect Andrew Skurman, the home has all the hallmarks of the Italianate style.   See the Image

  • Terrace: Belvedere., Calif.

    This terrace, with its inspiring view of the Golden Gate Bridge, is our favorite spot in the whole house.   See the Image

  • Back Terrace: Belvedere, Calif.

    This close-up of the back terrace shows the elevator to the dock and the details of the home's Italianate design.   See the Image

  • Pool: Special Olympics of Southern California

    The Special Olympics of Southern California's 2013 Dream House measures 7,500 square feet, and has six bedrooms and 6.5 bedrooms, plus a pool and spa.   See the Image

  • Front of Home: Special Olympics of Southern California

    This year's Special Olympics Southern California Dream House Raffle home in Sherman Oaks is valued at $4 million.   See the Image

  • Water View, Belvedere, Calif.

    Loosely modeled after the villas of Italy, the stately Italianate architectural style is known for its simple form ornamented with elaborate corbels, window crowns and porch columns. Although…   Read the Blog

  • Front of Home: Special Olympics of Southern California

    The charitable organization is raffling off this $4 million home to benefit more than 13,000 athletes.   See the Gallery