Exterior Pictures From HGTV Urban Oasis 2016

Painted dark green with lighter green accents, a classic Craftsman palette, this home has a natural feel from the front door all the way through to the interior and out to the backyard.

By: Jeannie Matteucci

Photo By: Tomas Espinoza

Photo By: Tomas Espinoza

Photo By: Tomas Espinoza

Photo By: Tomas Espinoza

Photo By: Tomas Espinoza

Photo By: Tomas Espinoza

Photo By: Robert Peterson, Rustic White Photography

Photo By: Robert Peterson, Rustic White Photography

Photo By: Robert Peterson, Rustic White Photography

Photo By: Tomas Espinoza

Photo By: Tomas Espinoza

Photo By: Robert Peterson, Rustic White Photography

Strong Street Presence

Dark and lighter green paint colors, attractive siding and a roof with high-dimension shingles give the Craftsman home a strong street presence and major curb appeal.

Friendly Front Porch

The front porch has carefully chosen details that make the space the perfect spot for casual conversation or enjoying a glass of iced tea on a warm day.

Welcoming Space

Different patterns add texture to the welcoming front porch, which offers a relaxed space for enjoying the neighborhood and street life.

Have a Seat

Four modern weather-resistant teak rocking chairs with a gentle curve on the seat and back provide comfortable seating on the porch. The chairs include jute and wool pillows with a split-weave design and black cotton back.

Funky Footstools

Four ivory-and-black handcrafted wool-and-jute puff footstools provide function and add pattern and texture to the porch.

Iron Side Tables

Two black square side tables made from high-quality iron add an industrial touch to the inviting front porch.

Striped Area Rug

A durable mildew- and mold-resistant black and bone striped area rug, placed over gray composite decking, offers a comfortable surface underfoot and adds bold design to the front porch.

First-Rate Front Door

The home's attractive Craftsman-style fiberglass front door in a medium reddish brown wood tone offers the look and feel of wood with the durability and efficiency of fiberglass.

Handsome Handle

The front door's sturdy exterior handle has a pleasing patina that provides the perfect finishing touch for the entry.

Extra Touch

A dentil shelf adds authentic Craftsman character and dimension to the home's handsome front entry door.

Got Mail

A wall-mount mailbox by the home's front door offers an easy way to receive and send mail, and the at-door style reflects the urban community.

Sleek Fans

A pair of sleek modern vintage-style ceiling fans helps circulate the air from above and keep the front porch cool on warm days.

Lovely Landscaping

Hydrangeas, monkey grass and Japanese maples are part of the graceful landscaping outside the front porch of the HGTV Urban Oasis 2016. The landscape was designed by students from nearby University of Michigan.

Smooth-Leaf Hydrangeas

The smooth-leaf hydrangeas that dot the home's landscaping have creamy flower heads that form flattened spheres and add beauty and texture to the yard.

Low-Maintenance Perennial

Coneflower attracts birds and butterflies to the yard and provides a wonderful cut flower to gather, add to a vase and bring inside the home to beautify the dinner table.

Lush Surroundings

This view looking towards the back of the screened porch highlights the home's lush and green surroundings that feature a well-chosen selection of flowers, plants and trees.

Urban Farming

In the backyard, a starter chicken coop handcrafted from 100% North American Appearance Grade Western Red Cedar means a supply of fresh eggs stays within easy reach.

Pretty Privacy Screen

One of the most popular evergreen privacy screens, arborvitae also adds height and texture to the lush yard.

Raised Garden Beds

In the edible garden also designed by students from University of Michigan, galvanized corrosion-resistant troughs with round ends create raised beds for tomatoes, basil, dill, nasturtium and more edibles. Holes were drilled into the bottom of the troughs to provide adequate drainage.

Fresh Tomatoes

Homegrown striped heirloom cherry tomatoes grow in the backyard, ready to top a salad or be eaten whole as snacks.

Right Size

Tomatoes and lemongrass sit nearby the durable starter chicken coop that protects hens in a small footprint made for an urban yard.

Nice Features

The ergonomically friendly starter chicken coop with updraft ventilated roost includes a waterer and feeder to keep the hens happy and healthy.

Marvelous Mint

Fresh mint that can be used to add bright flavor and aroma in an endless number of recipes grows in the yard's galvanized troughs.

Variety of Herbs

Basil, dill and nasturtium also grow in the home's lush yard. Nasturtium offers beautiful color with edible flowers and leaves that have a spicy taste akin to arugula.

Pest Protector

A variety of lettuces, tomatoes and marigolds sit side by side in the backyard, with marigolds planted with tomatoes to ward off pests.

Rain Runoff Solution

A common garden design technique for managing rain runoff in urban locations, here a dry creek bed and rain garden includes tough plants that can take shifts from wet to dry. The design accomplishes smart landscaping that fits the setting.

Smart Yard Design

Also part of the garden's smart rain runoff solution, large boulders frame stairs leading up the back of the house surrounded by perennial grasses and hydrangeas.

Durable Dog House

With solid pest-rot resistant construction, the home's compact dog house is also water resistant with a raised floor and leveling feet to offer outdoor pets a comfortable and durable home.

Hangout Spot

The back door and stairs lead into the mudroom from the courtyard, a hangout spot with a system of pavers between the house and the garage and screened porch out back. A pretty container of creeping jenny and begonia adds a touch of color and texture.

Beautiful Bikes

A pair of high-quality six-speed electric bikes, perfect for exploring the neighborhood and commuting to work, come with a charger, a lithium ion battery and a tool kit, and they are part of the HGTV Urban Oasis 2016 prize package.