Bright and Airy Pool House Boasts Original Stone Floor
A historic blacksmith shop boasting gorgeous vaulted ceilings and exposed beams has been updated to include a wall of windows and bright white contemporary furnishings. The original stone floors pay homage to the historic home's history.
HGTV hosts Chip and Joanna Gaines created this spacious and updated take on a cottage style home, with European influences, wood accents, a deep front porch, a large dormer and lots of room inside. The exterior mixes cream colored stucco with shutters painted in sage green. Other exterior highlights include gas-lantern sconces, a pergola-style trellis over the garage doors and landscaping that includes climbing jasmine.
This super-cute playhouse sits center stage in this slightly terraced backyard. Kids and adults will not be able to resist the blue playhouse with its pink elliptical door and white window boxes. Patio seating provides a place where the adults can sit and watch the kids play. A wood fence encloses the yard so none of the kiddies can wander off.
California Beach Cottage Features Large Front Patio
Black roofing provides contrast against this beach cottage's white exterior. As night falls, the home's warm interior light floods outside. French doors open up to a large front patio surrounded by a low privacy wall.
This once-drag bungalow is enlivened with a new gable dormer and petite front porch, turning it into a charming summer cottage with a storybook appeal. The design team added a small master suite to the original structure that provides privacy for a lush garden at the back of the house. A sage green picket fence ties in with the exterior trim and adds to the charm.