Some neighborhood friends recently put their sweet split-level home on the market. It’s not everyday that people put “sweet” and “split-level” together in a sentence but that’s just one of the words you could use to describe Sean and Claire’s renovation of their house in downtown Southern Pines.
Built in 1962, the house was dated and unkept with zero curb appeal. Sean and Claire painted the exterior, added outdoor living spaces, upgraded the landscape and gave the house a fresh, modern look.
Sean has a little bit of a leg up on the yard improvements because he runs his own landscaping company Butler Constructs.
Although Sean is the landscaper by profession, the planting beds were a labor of love for his wife Claire. Claire also put the planters together combining ferns, caladium and white impatiens to maximize curb appeal and make the entries more inviting.
Sean added some smaller architectural features that collectively make a big impact like the trellis over the lower level entry, new doors, added windows. The couple also made a lot of improvement to the deck and screened porch area on the right side of the house including adding horizontal boards and wire railing to keep consistent with a modern, updated look.
A simple arrangement of Oleander and moss is planted in a terra cotta bowl outside the downstairs entry.
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