Before and after – but still some way to go

The ugly wood pergola on the right wasn’t permitted and it was a real eyesore. It would be the first thing to go.

Here’s what our mid-century modern home at Tamarisk Rancho looked like the day we saw it.   And then below, here’s what it looks like now.  We will repaint the house in a slightly darker color, and completely change the landscaping at the front.  But it’s already an improvement, and getting rid of the ugly wood pergola not only gave us better views of the mountains and palm trees – it also made the neighbors happy.  Bill and Mark, who live opposite, were overjoyed.  Bill gave Jim a very big hug the first time they met, when we told him we were taking it down.  It looks so much cleaner and sharper.  Don’t you love those date palms that look like they sprout from our roof?!

Our mid-century modern home at Tamarisk Rancho now. We still have a lot to do to the landscaping, the front door detailing and painting, and some cool landscaping. But it already looks better, don’t you think?

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2 Responses to Before and after – but still some way to go

  1. Wow…what a difference! That house loves you, I can tell. Even the grass is a prettier shade of green. Never gave much thought to the mid-century style…but I’m really liking it!!!

    Hurry and give us more…OK, don’t hurry, but do give us more.
    I’ll be back!

    Janet xox
    The Empty Nest

  2. Ignacio Salas-Humara says:

    Melissa, Jim had told me about the house, congratulations! He just told me about your blog, what a fun way to document your journey. Thanks for sharing the fun.
    Ignacio and Dinah

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