Wednesday, July 23, 2014

BEFORE AND AFTER: THE EXTERIOR OF OUR HOUSE

THIS WAS OUR HOUSE 10 YEARS AGO RIGHT BEFORE WE BOUGHT IT….WE FLEW IN FROM DENVER AND LITERALLY HAD 24 HOURS TO PUT SOMETHING UNDER CONTRACT!!
YES, THE HOUSE WAS UGLY….BUT IT COULDN'T GET ANY WORSE….ANYTHING WOULD BE AN IMPROVEMENT!!
NEW WINDOWS, PAINT, RAILINGS, LANDSCAPING, DOOR, LIGHTING, ETC…..
WE JUST FINISHED THE LAST PROJECT…HARDSCAPE! 
THE NEW WALKWAY AND DRIVEWAY WAS THE LAST ON THE LIST. 
HOUSE IS FINISHED!!
(FOR NOW!)
BEFORE
AFTER








15 comments:

  1. what an amazing transformation! GREAT JOB

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  2. I'M SCREAMING IN MY HEAD!!!! I LOVE IT SO MUCH!!!!!! i love it all....the colors, the landscaping, the design of the porch railing! LOVE. IT. ALL!!!! please tell us all about it, every choice, and hopefully the sources :) especially about painting the brick which is my dream project for our house. if only my a/c hadnt died yesterday it would have been my fall project. oh well. i'll live vicariously through you until a new budget opens :)

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    1. Haha-nancy, I love "hearing" your words! You are hilarious! Thx for liking the transformation. I obsessed for a very long time about this house. Every decision was ridiculously thought out.....why is it so much easier when it's someone else's house?? I am yearning for another personal project!!

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  3. What an amazing transformation - full of charm and character. I love the color, the chippendale rails, the new landscaping, the walkways, pavers…I love it all, Lucy!

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    1. You are so kind with your words design chic! I LOVE exterior upgrades! The uglier the better!

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  4. Chippendale railings with the painted brick - to die for!

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  5. Nice Blog , This is what I exactly Looking for , Keep sharing more blog .

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  6. Love all of it!

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  7. Garage door the color of your shutters. Upstairs window at the gable by garage door with a large oversized metal window box so entirely fabulous it never needs plants. Espaliered evergreens between drive/house at the garage, to 8'. Flag moved to post left of current location, will enlarge the door area and emphasize flag more. Pair of closed shutters on brick wall under covered porch to warm the space. Ground cover added to mulched zone, soon no more mulch or dead brown.

    Best, I know who you are from the curb. Nothing needs to be undone. Don't know if you need a dovecote at the peak of the large gable in front without seeing your interior.

    Light fixtures are jewelry for the landscape. James Johnson is at Scott Antique Market most months in Atlanta. He has rescued historic gas light fixtures for decades and turns them into electric interior or exterior lights. Treat yourself to one.

    When clients have been in magazines then are scheduled for an open garden my job includes creating action lists for already gorgeous gardens, like yours.

    Christopher Lloyd, Great Dixter, said it best, "The garden dies when the gardener dies." I think you would like Great Dixter's Facebook page.

    Gardens must be refined, just as interiors are. We never stop.

    Garden & Be Well, XO Tara

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  8. Wow! This home is gorgeous. You have wonderful taste and have done an outstanding job. Not sure about this last post offering so many suggestions. "Nothing needs to be undone"?

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  9. Absolutely beautiful!! Well done!! Such an inspiration!

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  10. Would you tell me the paint color of the brick?

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  11. Thank you good information, and inspiring

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  12. Hello, can you please name the colour and brand of paint please?

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  13. A very interesting article. The insights are really helpful and informative. Thanks for posting.

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