Back Lawn: Charming Country Estate in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Well-maintained and positively green, the back lawn of the estate invites both adults and kids alike to enjoy the great outdoors. The surrounding trees provide both shade and privacy on the spacious property.
Built as a caretaker's cottage on a Connecticut horse farm, this home now serves as a guest cottage, Airbnb rental and a private retreat for the property owner. Rust red exterior paint gives the house a subdued touch of color for an updated take on traditional barn red.
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.
Walkway: Charming Country Estate in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
A stroll through the lush and beautiful gardens is enough to call this place home. A brick walkway lined by greenery, shrubs and flowers leads the way to the container garden, which includes fresh foods to cook up for breakfast, lunch or dinner.
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.
Sometimes the less-is-more approach can create greater impact than overly decorative touches. For a pop of green around the perimeter of the front porch, the railing was dressed with bare garland. This adds just the right amount of texture and color to keep it feeling festive.
Interior designers arrange objects with a range of heights and widths to keep the overall look balanced. To add height to potted evergreens or planted winter floral, try placing vessels on top of vintage stands, chairs or stools.
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.
Contemporary Farmhouse Exterior With Covered Front Porch
A metal gable porch roof with exposed beams keeps with the country farmhouse style of the exterior. Red Tolix chairs, a glowing, barn-style pendant light, and pots overflowing with vibrant green plants create an inviting entrance.
The outdoor dining table is styled with evergreen plants and winter-friendly floral. Anytime you're dressing up your porch for the holidays and using floral, it's best to simply keep it out while entertaining, then bring it back it once you're done. Evergreens are weather-resistant and can stay out all year long.