To update the exterior of this Tudor style home, designers removed the wood accents in favor of an all-stucco exterior. New windows were installed, the panes stained dark brown to complement the neutral color of the home's exterior walls and the dark roof.
The landscape design for this Tudor home's front garden used a layered planting plan of evergreen and deciduous shrubs, perennials and bulbs. Plants include purple Salvia, Allium and Geranium 'Rozanne'; white peony, Viburnum, Azalea, Rhododendron 'multimaculatum' and Cornus Kousa; and yellow Chamaecyparis and Alchemilla. Evergreen Ilex glabra and ornamental grasses are attractive in multiple seasons.
Classic Tudor construction gives this secluded, luxurious home - tucked into the woods in California's Lake Arrowhead community - a cozy, cottage feel and storybook warmth. The 4.5-acre property includes the 6,700-square-foot main house and a 3,200-square-foot guest house.
Inspired by the stately nature of her client's Tudor home, landscape architect Catherine Smith created an outdoor space that was equally charming, with three distinct zones for entertaining. Flowers and bistro lights enhance the yard's fairytale-like atmosphere.
Designed to look like a European chateau, this Tudor-style stone home is surrounded by lush landscaping and beautiful trees. The walls are covered with ivy, creating an Old World look, while wide stone steps lead up the entrance.