Whether you prune it or pull it, keeping dense, tall foliage away from the house shows off the Craftsman's distinct architectural features to full advantage. The paint colors are by BEHR: Shale Gray, Powdered Snow and Wooden Swing.
While redwood reigns inside, teak is the wood of choice for the deck. From there, floating stairs lead to a tiered water feature. The home is surrounded by a seven-acre, award-winning garden designed by Paul Leffingwell.
Craftsman Home Exterior With Front Yard Rock Bed, Concrete Walkway and Green Siding
Chocolate brown trim frames the green siding of this craftsman home creating a woodsy color scheme. A concrete walkway travels through the front yard to steps leading to the covered front porch and entryway. A rock bed running parallel to the walkway gives the front yard an intriguing element and adds rough texture to the natural calm of the space.
A stained cedar fence guarantees privacy in this home's side yard, where a mix of pine and oak trees, ornamental grasses and drought-tolerant perennials comprise the landscape design. The home's eco-friendly, exterior building materials include both smooth and scraped synthetic limestone blocks and fiber-cement siding, a product composed of 50-percent recycled content (fly ash) and wood fiber pulp supplied from sustainably managed forests.
In the fall of 2013, a single-story Craftsman was remodeled into a cafe and bookstore combo with a local, sustainable design that fosters community and commerce. The project attracted the attention of Historic Seattle and received the very high honor of their "Preserving Neighborhood Character Award" for transforming a humble house into an inviting community gathering place for a unique neighborhood business.
Cozy Covered Balcony With Rich Wood Ceiling, Red Cushioned Wicker Chairs and Warm Glow Lantern Light
Rich polished wood creates a warm frame for this inviting balcony. Wicker armchairs are topped with plush red tufted cushions creating a nice color contrast to the forrest green siding. A matching wicker table with glass top separates the chair for a simple and intimate set up.