My Houzz: A Mid-Century Marvel Revived in Long Beach midcentury-landscape

My Houzz: A Mid-Century Marvel Revived in Long Beach

Photo by Tara Bussema © 2013 Houzz

Patio set: Vintage Brown-Jordan dining set, Xcape; tiki torches: Costco

Paint: Benjamin Moore Amherst Gray siding with Night Horizon on the fascia, brick fireplace and block wall.

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February 27, 2013
honey1018 wrote:
What are the long limb green plants?
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Tara Bussema - Neat Organization and Design
foxtail ferns. aren't they cool? :)
    Bookmark   February 27, 2013 at 7:12PM
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Asparagus ferns
    Bookmark   February 27, 2013 at 8:39PM
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February 27, 2013
bantam wrote:
What type of doors (brand) are the ones that swing out to the patio? - I have sliders now but love this look much better.
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Tara Bussema - Neat Organization and Design
These doors are original to the home, but I'm sure you could find something similar if you contact a local door and window supplier and show them this picture!
    Bookmark   February 27, 2013 at 2:17PM
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February 27, 2013
1richmars1 wrote:
What is the trim color?
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Tara Bussema - Neat Organization and Design
I added paint info to the picture for you. :)
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February 25, 2013
teachmedesign wrote:
What color is the house painted?
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Tara Bussema - Neat Organization and Design
The color is Amherst Gray from Benjamin Moore!
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Hi tara, Would you mind including the paint color on the facia as well? Thank you!
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debbiemijatovic wrote:
What are the cylinder scones? Love them!
May 7, 2013
milenainla wrote:
I love the outdoor lighting. Could you please share the resource for both the ones on the buildings and the to

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Tara Bussema - Neat Organization and Design added this to My Houzz: 1950s Rebound for a Cliff May House
Realtors Doug and Rochelle Kramer had started the landscaping outside, and it is still a work in progress. Josh's garden design aesthetic is drought-tolerant, low-maintenance plants with ample spacing. The couple recently created a raised planter box next to some foxtail ferns to grow their own veggies and herbs in.The couple would like to add a pool, spa and fire pit in the far corner, as well as paint the interior of the garage. They want to make the garage an extension of the home to house their workout space and laundry room.Patio set: vintage Brown-Jordan dining set, Xcape; tiki torches: Costco
6. This is the backyard of the Long Beach, California, house that took the No. 1 spot on our list. Here drought tolerance and low maintenance were the goals. A raised planter box with herbs and vegetables sits next to foxtail ferns.See more: My Houzz: 1950s Rebound for a Cliff May HousePatio set: vintage Brown-Jordan, Xcape; tiki torches: Costco; paint: Amherst Gray, Benjamin Moore

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