• Inspirational Porches: Seattle, Wash.

    This may qualify as more of a courtyard than a porch, but we couldn't pass up a chance to spotlight the entryway to this contemporary mansion. The Chinese moon gate and brick decking make for a…   See the Image

  • Inspirational Porches: Nashville, Tenn.

    Like the 22,000-square-foot interior, this classical wraparound porch is grandiose in every way, with statuesque columns spanning the facade, wrought-iron handrails and intricate lintels.   See the Image

  • Inspirational Porches: Tennessee Mansion

    We like the beautiful understatement of this porch — you'd never guess that a sprawling 11,300-square-foot mansion waits behind that door. The broken sidewalk and shallow stone steps create a…   See the Image

  • Inspirational Porches: Larchmont, N.Y.

    The stunning three-tiered wraparound porch gives this six-bedroom home in Larchmont, N.Y., instant curb appeal. We especially love the oval windows of each porch bay, punctuated by hanging pendant…   See the Image

  • Bedroom: Renovated French Mansion in Coto De Caza, Calif.

    Rich chocolate-brown draperies frame twin sets of French doors, which open onto a private patio off the master bedroom. Rich plums and lavender introduce color and elegance into the whitewashed…   See the Image

  • Vanity: Renovated French Mansion on Coto De Caza, Calif.

    Even the bathrooms feature luxurious finishes in this French estate. In addition to five bedrooms, the property boasts eight full bathrooms and one half bathroom.   See the Image

  • Bathtub: Renovated French Mansion in Coto De Caza, Calif.

    A sparkling chandelier lights up the freestanding tub and dressing bench in the palatial multi-room master bathroom. Decorative molding and stately columns dress up the space.   See the Image

  • Master Bathroom: Renovated French Mansion in Coto De Caza, Calif.

    Designed to look like furniture, the built-in cabinetry offers generous storage options in the spacious master bath. The powder room leads to a separate space for bathing and dressing.   See the Image

  • Theater: Renovated French Mansion on Coto de Caza, Calif.

    Part of the 6,200-square-foot main house, the home theater is just one of many amenities on this magnificent hillside estate. Plush seating for eight, ambient lighting, vintage film posters, and a…   See the Image

  • Pool: Renovated French Mansion in Coto De Caza, Calif.

    A resort style pool/spa with water slide lies adjacent to the 1,000-square-foot pool cabana. Lush landscaping creates a true outdoor oasis in the backyard.   See the Image