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Houzz Tour: A Labor of Modern Love in Costa Mesa

Photo by Tara Bussema © 2012 Houzz
Architect: Arlene Edjourian of AMK Studio
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Manvendra Singh wrote:
Name the plant in the pot on concrete foundation.
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arlenearch
It looks like a Yucca
May 30, 2013 at 12:49am   
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lah1 wrote:
door - is that a deadbolt with pull on front door or doorknob with pull? thank you
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Tara Bussema - Neat Organization and Design
it is a doorknob that locks, with a pull. :)
December 9, 2012 at 11:10am   
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ekpardau
that style pull is excellent on the flush door. Considering same but could like more security. Any ideas?
June 2, 2013 at 3:20am     
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92viadi wrote:
Source for exterior light fixtures? - Great transformation! Can you give the source for your exterior light fixtures by door?
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arlenearch
I believe they are from Lamps Plus
May 30, 2013 at 12:48am     
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RONNI POLLACK wrote:
The wooden fence? - What kind of wood was used and how construrted. Would Hardie cement siding planks work just as well so that rot and maintenance would be eliminated? We also live in Southern Ca and would like to have the same fence built.
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jmundy
What was the approximate cost of the wooden fence shown in the photograph and how many square feet (or linear feet) is it?
June 2, 2013 at 1:50pm   
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jmundy
Also, what is the cost per linear foot or square foot of Trex or Timbermax? Thanks.
June 2, 2013 at 1:52pm     
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Noreen Marquez wrote:
How do I work with someone to make a concrete pattern for my home? - Most of the driveway contractors do brick paver, asphalt or straight concrete or stamped concrete. How do I work with someone to make a concrete pattern for my home?
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Tara Bussema - Neat Organization and Design added this to My Houzz: An Orange County Ranch Gets Into the Swing of Things
AFTER: The front of the home got a modern facelift with a creative concrete walkway, low maintenance and drought-tolerant native plants, and a wooden fence that plays on the low, lean look of a midcentury ranch home.Although the back of the house opens to the golf course, the front offers plenty of privacy. This door opens to a walkway that leads to a central courtyard and the main front entry.
Vanessa Brunner added this to 25 Most Bookmarked Houzz Tours of 2012
12. An Orange County Ranch Gets Into the Swing of ThingsEven without a new footprint, this Southern California home managed to get an entirely new look. The owners gave this formerly bland ranch house a midcentury modern facelift, creating clean, open spaces and a new low-maintenance courtyard and patio.
Samantha Schoech added this to 8 Amazing Home Exterior Transformations
AFTER: It's now bright and modern with sleek, easy-care landscaping. What the homeowners did: lightened the paint, installed a statement door in a contrasting color, replaced the boring cement walkway with modern squares that echo the lines of the house, replaced the dated stucco wall with a horizontal Trex fence, installed modern and climate-appropriate plants that don't hide the house, and completely transformed a home without changing the architecture. More: Check out the full transformation here.

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