A home with a mishmash of styles gets a unified Mediterranean update.
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Tracey and Jim McCormick are an active, fun-loving couple taking on one of their biggest adventures yet: Remodeling the bold green home their friends fondly call "The Frog House." Besides their need for a new paint color, they want to change the home’s mishmash of styles that include Spanish, Mission and Mediterranean elements. Designer Mark Pellegrino steps in to give the house a more unified Mediterranean look with rich color, attractive stonework and new landscaping.
Before the makeover the outside of this home was a typical design with the wrong color choice. The designer is able to bring a cohesive design to the home.
Here’s how the makeover is accomplished:
- Tear out the concrete driveway and put down flagstone
- Ceramic tile on the stairs & entryway
- Remove the old security gate
- Put up a clay tiled decorative roof overhang
- Warm yellow paint to complement the Mediterranean roots of the home
- Custom wrought iron grates to cover windows by garage
- Resurface the garage door for a custom look, with decorative detail and cherry stain
- Planting beds on either side of the driveway
- Low-maintenance drought resistance plants, Spanish lavender, and creeping thyme
- Handmade mosaic tiled mirror for the landing
- Garage lights and house numbers to match the Mediterranean accents
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