While I intended this to be a six part series, life got in the way and I got so busy I didn't get the series updated as quickly as I had planned. This is number two in the series.
I personally love the look of red tiled roofs and stucco. Having lived in California, this is the house style we thought we would end up in after we finished out our rental lease, but then life took us for a spin and we ended up moving to Tennessee. Not an over abundance of stucco and red tiled roofs there.
Because I like the stucco look and I've had my fill of brick, siding, rock and other style houses, my personal preference is more the 'before' look than the after. But I realize everyone wants what they don't have... so something "different" was probably the plan for this one.
Had this been my house, I would have opted for the landscaping clean up (love the cleaner look!) and while I like the look of stone on the entryway arch and columns, I think I would have kept the stucco look on the rest of the house, but would opt for a lighter color than the flesh color they currently had. Blending a mixture of stone and stucco.
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