Colorful Tract Home
A nondescript 1950s suburban tract home gets an update with a design emphasizing clean lines, warm colors, and a simple, more elegant landscaping.
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Homeowners Blake and Carrie O'Neill think their outdated '50s tract home is boring and can't wait to modernize it. Designer Megan Clark helps them incorporate contemporary shapes, styles and accents to help bring the home up to date, while landscape designer Dan Phillips uses a variety of complementary plants to dress up the yard.
Here's how they accomplish it:
- new front door and rebuilt front porch
- remove the shutters and windows and replace with fiberglass windows
- paint the house a pale green, with white trim
- install a new garage door
- modern pavers in the driveway and front walkway
- trim the Chinese Evergreen in the front yard, and add shrubs at each side of the house for screening
- lay down fragrant cocoa mulch in landscape beds
- new plants: hydrangea, seathrift, lavender, and scuttleria
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