The carriage house has an overhead door to the backyard so it can be opened and used as more entertaining/serving space. The living room and master bedroom on the second floor open completely to the pool with french doors and balconies. A saltwater pool was installed rather than a chlorine pool because it uses less chemicals.
Architectural detailing distinguishes the more formal rooms in the front of the house from the casual rooms facing the back yard. Heavy moldings and neutral colors give way to more playful details and vibrant colors as you move through the house. The yellow paint color on the exterior was matched to a sample that the owners brought back from a villa they liked in Tuscany.
A few BEFORE PICTURES to see what we started with: