Porch Appeal Part 2

  • Red Collective
  • 05/13/20
Scattered around Durham’s “Duke Park” and Raleigh’s “Five Points” are the fairy tale cottages with Tudor and whimsical sensibilities that feel particularly fanciful right now. Amidst the sinister virus, there simply has to be a princess with a happily ever after tucked under her sleeves somewhere. And when it comes to selling a home, first impressions still mean as much now as they did once upon a time in the hot Spring market. Therefore, in the 2nd installment of our “Porch Appeal” segment, we’re offering a few contemporary updates for a style from a bygone era of romance, castles, and knights on white steeds who come to save the day (cue Dr. Fauci).
 
Reminiscent of the wattle and daub used throughout Medieval Europe, the Tudor style of architecture felt a resurgence in America in the 1920s and then again in the 1970s. In our area, most of these types of houses harken back to the former with a few split levels from the latter dotted around the Triangle as well. Characterized by steeply-pitched slate roofs and gentle archways this sort of outdoor area craves a cottage garden to ramble about (whilst reading poetry obvs). Modern earthen elements meet pretty pale pinks in our mood board for that welcoming facade that will beckon swoon-worthy masked heroes to ring thy bell while you stay coy and comfy inside.
 
PAINT COLOR: Glidden “New Terra Cota” $25.94 per gallon
 
OBELISK BOXWOOD TOPIARY: “Spring” $62.99
 
WOOL THROW: “Beige/Natural” via H&M $99
 
CANVAS PILLOW: Botanical via H&M $5.99 (Yep, that’s all. Can you even?!)
 
PLANTER: “Spun Metal Standing Planter” in Brass via West Elm $120
 
SCONCE: “Factory Outdoor” in Sergeant Green via Schoolhouse Electric $379
 
MACRAME’ PILLOW: Just the cover so you’ll still need to purchase the insert. $34.99
 
GARDEN STOOL: Plant stand for the English Ivy or Side table for the Earl Grey “Stassi” via Urban Outfitters $99
 
HOUSE NUMBERS: Storybook “Pacific” style $320
 
MAIL SLOT: “Demeter” via Anthropolgie (of course) $98.00
 
DOORKNOB: Emerald Fluted Crystal via House of Antique Hardware $55.95
 
INDOOR|OUTDOOR RUG: Layers upon layers build texture and comfort. “Lexington” starts at $56.00
 
DOORMAT: “Natural Coir Rope Knot” via World Market $29.99
 
HAMMOCK: “Wedding” via Victorian Trading Company $149.95
 
DOORBELL: Open handed “Nellie” via Anthropologie $24.00
 
ROOF TILES: A sustainable alternative to super expensive slate “Brava” from Green Building Supply Price by Quote
 
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