Updating an old concrete carport Rome chat room xxx
Three generations of one family live here and want to be able to use the hilly, uneven front yard as more of a gathering and entertaining space.Designer John Gidding decided to save the existing mature trees, building a massive deck to surround them.The front yard is replaced by a circular stone courtyard surrounded by hardy ferns, petunias and banana plants.Built in 1959, this midcentury modern rancher isn’t the typical candidate for a makeover in Fixer Upper Chip and Jo’s signature farmhouse style but the home’s location and size won over the homeowners.Cousins Anthony Carrino and John Colaneri remove the overgrown evergreens, replacing them with oakleaf hydrangeas, hostas and bronze-leafed heuchera.
To give the entryway more presence, the front door niche was eliminated and Jo added a pair of beveled glass French doors surrounded by large glossy black planters and matching gas light-style lanterns.
With overgrown landscaping and a disappear-into-the-background white paint color, this California bungalow was generally considered one of the least attractive homes on the block.
Narrow, winding stairs and an overgrown trumpet vine and small tree that block the front door add to the home's uncared-for look.
Thanks to a bit of selective trimming, the front yard’s ancient tree is now an asset instead of an eyesore while the existing cedar siding was brought back to life with a good cleaning and sanding to reveal fresh wood before resealing.
A low stacked stone wall and new landscaping soften up the façade.
To make the home pop, designer John Gidding chooses sunny yellow for the siding and cheery turquoise for the front door.