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The perfect, low-maintenance modern lawn

by tamara on August 25, 2014, one comment

Having a luscious, green front lawn was never a priority. The manicured lawns of mid-century seemed water-excessive and high maintenance, plus I have at least 538 things I’d rather do on a weekend then mow the lawn. In fact, when we moved in, I had no plans to do anything to the yard (ha!). The […]

Before & After: Welcome to the Beach!

by tamara on June 12, 2013, no comments

Our side yard facing north was always in sad, mediocre shape. Initially, we stacked firewood and trash cans there, underneath a Crabapple tree. The firewood got moved to the other side of the house and we turned the spot temporarily into a dumping ground for other trash as we landscaped the front yard. But afterwards, the trash cans stayed […]

Who builds a huge fountain in their front yard and then buries it?

by tamara on May 16, 2013, no comments

I’m working my way through three years of landscaping photos to get a good collection to show you what we’ve done to the house. The front yard landscape before/after is coming soon, but first, I had to write about this: Right below our front windows, we uncovered a fountain and basin that stretched from the […]

Peek inside an updated Mid-Centennial Modern

by tamara on April 29, 2013, one comment

Buying a house wasn’t on my list of my priorities when we decided to move to Colorado. That’s because coming from Southern California, even 2010’s depressed housing prices were outrageously insane (a 3-bedroom condo for half a million? Crazy talk!) And then we found Dream House Acres. Real houses with sizable backyards at half price! […]