Cape Dutch house: love the flower field right up to the house; have to push it back a little where we have unwelcome critters that might live in the flowers.

Cape Dutch house: love the flower field right up to the house; have to push it back a little where we have unwelcome critters that might live in the flowers.

Designed by Architect Howard Worth, this little group of attached residences were inspired by Bermuda architecture.

Designed by Architect Howard Worth, this little group of attached residences were inspired by Bermuda architecture. Boxwood covering base of vine

Pops of color are a great way to dress up a contemporary entrance on a minimally styled exterior. Here, the homeowners made use of cheerful shades of yellow and turquoise, repeated in pillows, containers, and on the front door. The door itself is an unusual but welcome choice: A Dutch version that opens separately on top and on bottom. A sconce -- traditional in its design, contemporary in its oversize scale -- continues the modern-influenced aesthetic.

Stylishly Modern Front Doors

Use greenery to take a bright white exterior from sterile to inviting. Line a walkway with colorful containers and shapely hedges for a charming look that says, "Come on in.

Another fabulous beach house interior by Susan Ferrier. This home was featured in Veranda. See more of its splendor here.  mcalpine booth and ferrier

ROSEMARY BEACH Another fabulous beach house interior by Susan Ferrier. See more of its splendor here. mcalpine booth and ferrier

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Landscape architecture plays a starring role in creating this utopian beachside community on Florida's northwest coast.

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