Connection with nature was part of the Craftsman movement notes Artemesia's owner Leonard Fenton. "Rather than express your dominion over nature," Craftsman designs "were supposed to bring you close to nature."
This Mediterranean home is updated with contemporary front door and and exterior lighting. The updated contemporary fiberglass front door pairs with the Mediterranean style of the exterior for a juxtaposition that is a instant update.
Due to the decline in the property, the front walkways and landscape had to be designed and built to help transition the grade. Curb appeal from the road is created with a professionally maintained front lawn.
Stacked stone walls, a wood planked ceiling and lantern sconces create a warm, welcoming front entry. Patterned glass on the sidelights and transom window gives the front door a distinct Craftsman look.
Accessorizing with vintage winter sporting equipment, such as skis, snowshoes, a sled and skates, gives a rustic cottage appearance to a North Carolina front porch decorated by blogger Amy Buchanan of AttaGirlSays. The sports equipment joins yard sale finds, including the table, vintage wooden toolbox and the dresser frame.
The minimal foundation sits within the footprint of the previous house, while the upper floors cantilever off the foundation as if to float above the front entry water feature and surrounding landscape.