'30s Spanish Revival
A 1930s Spanish revival home gets refreshed with some lively paint colors, a new garden and historically authentic decorative touches.
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Homeowner Jodie Mathies bought this house as a fixer-upper. The house is a drab gray, the yard's a mound of dirt, and the garage door looks worn out. With help from designer Megan Clark and landscape designer Mike Jarnagin, they resurface the old stucco, add a touch of color and prepare the yard for Jodie and her daughters to start a vegetable garden.
Here's how they accomplish it:
- new stucco goes on and gets painted a warm buttery yellow
- repaint garage door a deep brown
- old wrought iron balcony gets power washed and goes up under the front window
- new flagstone patio
- a Pergola goes in next to the patio
- install stone retaining wall to terrace the landscaping of trees and bushes...when the garden fills out, it'll have a colorful, Mediterranean look
- yard is filled in with mulch for the eventual expansion of a fruit and vegetable garden
- new accents: house numbers made of colorful Spanish tile, a porch light and a tree swing for the kids
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