Lopsided curb appeal help needed.
salsataco
May 1, 2014
Attached are the before and after if our progress.


How do I create some curb appeal?

The inside is timber frame with a wall of glass looking out at the koi pond. The front is just ugly. Luckily we are set back 600ft from the road.
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acroteria
a thick, free-flowing garden on each side of the walkway
    Bookmark   May 1, 2014 at 3:18PM
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salsataco
There are ferns to each side of the front. A very hard spot as the front faces directly north. To the left is a perrenial garden and to the right a hedge of 7 lilacs going on year 2.
    Bookmark   May 1, 2014 at 3:41PM
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salsataco
Any facelift suggestions? Still leaves us with a lopsided front wall. Thinking maybe some sort of pergola entry?
    Bookmark   May 2, 2014 at 11:25AM
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Becky Harris
I vote for a big fat tree on the left.
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alisonheppell
Put two fake windows on the left to balance it up
    Bookmark   May 2, 2014 at 2:30PM
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jn3344
Actually you have done pretty good with what you had to work with. I like the metal roof. And I like the fact that you removed the shutters. They were useless.

So besides doing something goofy (like, alas, those stars) sometimes the best thing is to accept the limitations of the structure as it is. In that vein I do like the idea of some kind of dramatic tree or planting over on the left there, not too close to the foundation. Where are you? Maybe a magnolia - something with an interesting shape. Or even a white pine if you are pretty far north.

You could do a covered porch or pergola that goes from just the right of the front door all the way over to meet up with your deck if you wanted to construct. But that would leave a square still above the porch there in the upper left.

Good luck!
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acroteria
I just noted the 2nd. pic. and jn3344 is right, you've done a very nice job to-date. You've improved the curb appeal so much just by removing the shutters and stars. Perfect example of less (stuff) is more (appealing). Sure, and what do I do? Recommend a busy, crowded garden, lol. But that's because the house is simple and clean and a "messy" garden would look nice.
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flopsycat1
As mentioned previously, a nice, full tree to the left of the door would make a big difference. Can the trim around the lower right window be painted to match the others? It appears to be white, while the others are trimmed in green. Looks like a great house!
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bgfuqua
nice house looks even nicer. ditto tree on left as I look at picture.
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PRO
flair lighting
covered porch on the front.
    Bookmark   Thanked by salsataco    May 3, 2014 at 1:02PM
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PRO
flair lighting
shutters on the windows...
    Bookmark   May 3, 2014 at 1:02PM
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houssaon
I think white trim would pop all the detail, including the front door: Riverview House and New River Bank Barn. I would even paint the decks white with the flooring of the decks a light gray.

An ornamental tree planted to the left of the front deck at least 7 feet out from the house centered on the blank section will balance the front facade. One good choice is the pear tree: Entry Courtyard,

Another great tree to consider is the crab apple: Powell New Build. Beautiful display of flowers in spring, good fall color and red fruit all winter long for the birds.
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salsataco
Unfortunately I cannot put a tree to that side. The well is right there. The window colors are being changed. the lower right one looks off because it is the only one with a screen at the moment. (white frame). Thinking that the windows will match the door and the roof. Otherwise be the deck railing color. Suggestions there? We were staying away from the white trim ans there really aren't a lot of details that we wanted to pop and we did not want the house to look like a barn, which in this area are red and white. The house was a foreclosure in need of a lot of love and attention and full of surprises. I have though also about doing something like this to bring the interior construction details outside.


But not sure if that would solve the issue.
    Bookmark   May 4, 2014 at 7:22AM
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