Cozy Country Cottage in Carmel-by-the-Sea, California
This beautiful country cottage has been renovated to include a warm color palette that plays on the warm, California sunshine let in by skylights and expansive multi-pane windows and French doors. The ceilings are high pitched and feature exposed beams, creating the cozy cottage feel in this just over 2000 square foot home.
This stunning traditional yellow mansion sits on 4.8 sunny acres of palm tree-lined property. An overhead view of the home shows off direct access to sandy beaches and breathtaking views of the Gulf of Mexico.
Although vinyl siding sometimes gets a bad rap for quality, contemporary siding represents a huge upgrade over early versions that didn’t perform very well. Plus, it’s a sound investment, because you’ll recoup around 80% of your project costs in added home value. It’s usually worth it to pay more for thicker siding because it’s less likely to sag, and it’s always worth it to pay for an experienced contractor, because proper installation is critical to avoiding warping and buckling.
The brightly colored ceramic tiles add Mexican flair to this outdoor fireplace by Astleford Interiors. You could do the same thing indoors – and a similar approach, with Fiestaware-colored squares or a red-white-and-blue pattern for an American Country look.
Stone pavers nestled in grass outline the swimming pool. Landscaping dense with tropical plants offers privacy and a relaxing atmosphere. Pops of yellow and blue bring vibrancy and color to the pool deck.
In three compact floors, this cute beach house in Surfside, Calif., packs in everything you need for a posh getaway: three bedrooms, three bathrooms, patios directly on the beach and amazing ocean views.
Gorgeous, Colorful Raised Flower Garden Lined With Large Rocks in Side Yard
Large boulders create a separation from the perfectly trimmed grass in this side yard up to the planted section of colorful outdoor flowers. Yellow, lavender and burgundy blooms add beautiful and bright natural color to the brown and gray rocks and vivid green grass.