Friday, March 30, 2018

House #2 on the Private Garden Tour


The second house we visited on the garden tour was a huge home that we learned had been completely remodeled after it was purchased by the present owners in 2013.  The vision was to create a "warm and inviting environment with a soft, French feel".  The front drive is new and creates an arrival court with a French limestone fountain in the center.


In the back was a beautiful and very large pool.  There was also a tennis court and a wide expanse of desert to edge of the property.


I loved this little seating area with the candelabra hanging from the tree above.  Wouldn't that be a great place to share a bottle of wine and great conversation?


There was an extensive garden of roses all around the back patio featuring the pretty iceberg roses.  They added dots of delicate white blooms in every direction.


On the way back out the driveway, I spotted this pot overflowing with beautiful plants.  They were mostly white and green but I love those little tiny splashes of red in there too.

9 comments:

Christine said...

So beautiful! I love that seating area with the candelabra!

David Gascoigne said...

They probably spent more on the front drive than some people spend for a home!

Lowell said...

There is so much to love here, starting with the "soft French feel." Oh, wait, we're talking about houses not girls. Okay, I'll start over. There is so much to love here. The driveway is majestic. The pool is, well, "wow!" But as the former owner of a pool, all I can think of is the work and the expense involved although I doubt the owner of this pool has those same worries. And my god, that's gonna be hot in the summer...it does need some shading. Oh, of course, he's probably got a canvas cover that drops from the sky automatically when the temp reaches 140 degrees! That wee perching spot with the candelabra is really cute but who's gonna walk out there when you've got a perfectly air-conditioned house.

One other thing has been bothering me: You spell candle, "candle," right? Why isn't candelabra spelled "candleabra"?

Finally, as usual your photography excels in terms of composition, light and color.

Have a great weekend and if that means forgetting everything I've written here, so be it! Heh, heh.

RedPat said...

Great pics, Sharon, but I think I would rather spend time in the first garden! ;-)

Lois said...

Such a lovely house. That little outdoor seating area with the candelabra is my favorite part!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

I love everything about this house Sharon, it could be something to do with the French feel 😀 yet the totally Arizona spot with the chairs and candelabra is an absolute delight!

Steve Reed said...

Yes, that seating area is terrific!

bill burke said...

A lovely house with everything you could want. The seating area with the candelabra is perfect.

William Kendall said...

The pool is a welcome sight!