Because of the "soupy" soil conditions, the foundation of the house was built specifically to keep it afloat."The house had to be designed so that it was like a box so it would sit on top of the ground," designer Felicia Foster says. The gravel landscaping was also instrumental in preventing drainage areas from impacting the home.
This country-style porch enjoys sweeping views of the mountains in the background and provides comfortable seating for guests. Blue and green accent pillows add character to the sectional and a subtle striped rug anchors the space.
This pair of angel's wings was picked up from a local flea market. It's made from scrap wood attached to a frame made of wire that was bent to shape. A similar look can be achieved with wooden shims or with driftwood remnants.
Renovated Country Home With New Front Entry and Two-Car Garage
The flow and logistics of the house were re-oriented by adding a new front entry complete with post-and-beam construction and a metal roof. A two-car garage and concrete driveway complete the look of the exterior.
Historic English Country Manor with Breathtaking Views
Just moments from Montecito's lower village, this historic english country manor sits on 1.8 acres, privately hidden behind eucalyptus trees and garden hedges with breathtaking ocean and mountain vistas. Two stately iron gates lead to the estates elegant motor court and the updated home's old world facade.
Home Exterior: Historic Country Estate in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Located on the southern end of Vancouver Island, the impressive 43 acre estate features traditional European style with stuccoed walls, handcrafted stone work and a concrete tiled roof. The 10,000 square foot home includes seven bedrooms, six full bathrooms and two half bathrooms.
The beautiful red siding on this country porch gives the look of a barn with the updated details of a home. The blue doors pop beautifully against the red, and neutral tile flooring completes the design.
Holidays are meant for gathering with friends and family, so it's best to create a festive look that appeals to adults and children. Playful touches were brought to the front porch with large-scale, hand-carved toys that add a vibe reminiscent of scenes from The Nutcracker.
Blue board-and-batten siding gives this exterior a distinct farmhouse look while adding a fun pop of color to the porch. Black rocking chairs with colorful pillows and side tables look both welcoming and relaxing.
Garden: Charming Country Estate in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Imagine growing fresh herbs, fruits and vegetables right in the backyard. Rows of long wooden planters offer ample space to cook from the garden, and located right next to it, a three stall barn includes a recreation room and home office.