Copy the Curb Appeal: Boise, Idaho

HGTV Magazine brings you three eye-catching houses, loaded with inspiring ideas.

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October 08, 2018

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The House

“This Colonial wasn’t even for sale, but we loved its high portico and giant yard so much that we wrote letters to the owners until they let us do a walk-through. Eventually our enthusiasm won them over,” say homeowners Paula and John Kluksdal.

Original to the home, the curved portico gives it a stately look. “I like that it softens up the straight lines on the exterior,” says Paula.

Built: 1919

Bought: 2015

Size: 8,473 sq. ft.

Front Door

“We live in a historic preservation district, so the palettes in our neighborhood are traditional,” says Paula. On their house, the black door and shutters—all original—create a striking contrast to the white wood siding. (Jeld-Wen 6-Panel wood door)

Buy It: Home Depot, $590 and up

Paint: Front Door and Shutters

Carbon by Behr

Buy It: Behr (for stores)

Paint: House

Ultra Pure White by Behr

Buy It: Behr (for stores)

Doormat

Ladybugs coir doormat

Buy It: Overstock, $30

House Numbers

Traditional 6"-tall brass house numbers in oil-rubbed-bronze finish

Buy It: Rejuvenation, $39 (each)

Light

Minka-Lavery Hanford Pointe 9"-wide polymer and glass pendant in oil-rubbed-bronze finish

Buy It: Bellacor, $170

Door Knocker

Lion 9 3/4" x 5" powder-coated-iron door knocker

Buy It: Signature Hardware, $60

Urns

Two matching black resin urns flanking the front door are brimming with a blend of sweet alyssum and salvia in white, and calibrachoa and geraniums in red. They all need four hours of sunlight a day, so they thrive in this bright spot. (Lucas 23"-tall resin urn)

Buy It: Grandin Road, $99

The House

"The previous owner had painted the house taupe with cream trim, and the three types of siding—clapboard, board-and-batten, and cedar shakes—blended together. Our new two-shades-of-gray-plus-white-trim paint scheme makes these special details pop," say homeowners Catie and Will Wardwell.

To make the porch more polished, the couple used sandstone blocks to build raised garden beds on both sides of the steps.

Built: 1947

Bought: 2014

Size: 3,180 sq. ft.

Front Door

“When we bought the house, the door was stained wood and it totally faded into the background,” says Catie. She painted it red orange—“like a sunset, so it’s not
too pumpkin-y.” (36863 Craftsman 3-Panel wood door with dentil shelf)

Buy It: Simpson Door (for buying info)

Paint: Front Door

Hearty Orange by Sherwin-Williams

Buy It: Sherwin-Williams (for stores)

Paint: House

Classic French Gray by Sherwin-Williams

Buy It: Sherwin-Williams (for stores)

Paint: House

Gauntlet Gray by Sherwin-Williams

Buy It: Sherwin-Williams (for stores)

Paint: Trim

Extra White by Sherwin-Williams

Buy It: Sherwin-Williams (for stores)

Doormat

First Impression Tufted Check coir doormat

BUY IT: Hayneedle, $56

House Numbers

Modern Avalon 4 1/2"-tall zinc alloy house numbers in aged bronze finish

Buy It: Houzz, $19 (each)

Chair

For contemporary charm, Catie and Will chose metal-framed gray woven chairs, apired with polka-dot pillows. (Huron aluminum cord chair with cushion)

Buy It: West Elm, $749

Pillow

Polka Dot 18 1/2" x 18 1/2" polyester pillows in black

Buy It: Houzz, $49 (for a set of 2)

Side Table

Modway Flow 23"H x 23 1/2"-diameter fiberglass table in red

Buy It: Bed Bath and Beyond, $201

Planter

The yellow pot on the side table is filled with Kong coleus and Mexican mint. (Craftware 9 3/4"-tall terra-cotta planter in yellow)

Buy It: Wayfair, $39

Planter

Tapered fiberglass planters by the front door include a “Hello there!” mix of green sweet potato vines, fuzzy-leaf Silver Crest plectranthus, and bright Arizona Sun gaillardias. (Root and Stock Windsor 14"-tall fiberglass planter in black)

Buy It: Hayneedle, $63

The House

“We were drawn to our home’s classic, timeless look, with its symmetrical shape, simple portico, and shutter-clad windows. The pretty blue color made it even more irresistible," say homeowners Susanne and McKay Cunningham.

The path has bricks set with mortar so they won’t shift over time. The same brick borders the beds, making the entrance seem forever put-together.

Built: 1935

Bought: 2014

Size: 2,270 sq. ft.

Front Door

For a fresh kick still in step with traditional Colonial style, the couple repainted the black door rich kelly green. “We used a similar color in our dining room, and it looked so good we brought it out here,” Susanne says. (EverMark Fanlite 4-Panel wood door)

Buy It: Door & More Inc. (for buying info)

Paint: Front Door

Jade Green by Benjamin Moore

Buy It: Benjamin Moore (for stores)

Paint: House

Soft Jazz by Benjamin Moore

Buy It: Benjamin Moore (for stores)

Paint: Trim

Cloud White by Benjamin Moore

Buy It: Benjamin Moore (for stores)

Doormat

Threshold Welcome coir doormat in blue stripe (Available at Target, currently sold out)

House Numbers

Ecco Floating Mount 4"-tall brass house numbers in black pewter finish

Buy It: Wayfair, $30

Light

Livex Mansfield 11 1/2" x 7 1/2" brass pendant in black

Buy It: Build, $149

Planters

Blue planters at the base of the steps play off the color of the siding. Susanne filled them with a blend of easy annuals, including purple and yellow petunias and yellow pansies. (Zingz & Thingz ceramic planters in navy)

BUY IT: Zingz & Thingz, $56

Mailbox

Americas Finest Lighting Raymond 9 1/2"W x 5 1/2"D x 12 1/4"H mailbox in textured black

BUY IT: Jet, $245

The House

“The mix of gray siding and natural cedar shingles makes our house unique, but our favorite things are the stone piers. We’ve never seen another Craftsman-style house with ones like these," say homeowners Elizabeth Bisgard and Gabriel Hamilton.

Sandstone piers beneath tapered crisp white columns, a new take on a traditional Craftsman element, make a great first impression. The stacked stones play off the rough-hewn style of the natural cedar shakes surrounding the front door.

Built: 2001

Bought: 2014

Size: 2,400 sq. ft.

Front Door

A can’t-miss-it hue pops against the dark gray composite siding. “It’s been this color since we got the house,” says Elizabeth. “Our entry always feels so cheerful.” (Masonite Craftsman steel door)

BUY IT: Lowes, $237

Paint: Front Door

Decisive Yellow by Sherwin-Williams

Buy It: Sherwin-Williams (for stores)

Doormat

Flip Flop rubber doormat

Buy It: Uncommon Goods, $35

Porch Swing

Elizabeth bought the swing unfinished and stained it gray-blue (Mussel Shell by Cabot) for a wash of color—a nice complement to the gray siding. (International Concepts 4'-wide wood porch swing)

Buy It: Amazon, $169 and up

Porch Swing Pillow

Ummi 11 1/2" x 18 1/2" polyester pillow

Buy It: Pillow Perfect, $45 (for a set of 2)

Porch Swing Pillow

Lattice 11 1/2" x 18 1/2" cotton pillow in damask leaf

BUT IT: Pillow Perfect, $21

Chair

Elizabeth and Gabriel got their Adirondack chair from a local furniture maker. (Shine Company Westport cedar Adirondack chair in tan)

Buy It: Lowes, $82

Chair Pillow

A graphic blue pillow adds punch that looks right at home next to the yellow door. (Lattice 18" x 18" polyester pillow in damask blue)

Buy It: Pillow Perfect, $19