Sep 6, 2012

~ my favorite house

I begged quite enough, and my friend with my favorite gorgeous house that I referred to in this post featuring my dream houses, finally succumbed to my annoying behavior and allowed me to photograph her house and yard. Thank you Jesus. I mean, it's just one gorgeous house after another here at The French Tangerine... 

You will see why I'm not shy about using the word favorite when referring to this particular house. I have lots of houses I am in love with, but this one, oh man, is my favorite.


I love the windows and the shutters.

I love the landscaping and the pots.

I love the light fixtures and the stone.


I love every single added element.

Each and every picturesque vignette could easily be in France...

















It just doesn't get any prettier.
The backyard is also perfection. An oasis of beauty. An escape to the countryside of France... right here in the midwest.











































Absolutely breathtaking. My favorite.
PS I'm going to be photographing this very same backyard just before a wedding reception this month. I have a distinct feeling it will be gorgeous. What do you think?

Architect: Bruce Frasier 
Landscape Design: Kinghorn Gardens

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22 comments:

A Magical Whimsy said...

This house is fit for a Queen! Reminds me of Shakesphere's wife...Ann Hathaway's house in England.
Teresa in California
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I will be showing more interior shots of our Laurelwood home...you are invited to take a peek! There are older posts too.

Antee Gurung said...

Wow yeah u r right. I wish I cud live here forever...lol

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The enchanted home said...

Jan, what a beautiful way to start my very early morning! I can see why its your fave, it is gorgeous!! This is where? Provence? I thought so! :) Love the European/French vibe......gorgeous colors, those shutters! And all the lush landscaping.....I have never seen so many planters, and they are all so picture perfect.....she must have some green thumb!!
Gorgeous in every way....thanks to you both.

The French Hutch said...

Jan, all of your homes are lovely but this one stopped me in my tracks! The home itself and the grounds and the french blue shutters finished me off. I see why it's your favorite. Thank your friend for letting your share it with us. Hope we get to go inside………

~Emily
The French Hutch

A Toile Tale said...

Awwwww, man!!!! PERFECTION!!!! Makes me want to burn my house down and start again.
Linda @ A Toile Tale

Mary Howell Cromer said...

Oh My Goodness, just Gorgeous, Gorgeous, Gorgeous...everything about this home, the shutters, love those large shutters, their colours, love the stonework, love the gardens...the home is amazing, oh to live near such magnificence~

laney said...

..mercy...zoom on over to joni's at cote de texas...this just might be the house they are looking for...blessings laney ps...love your home and blog

Lauren said...

Absolutely stunning, I love everything about it! The beautiful stone work, lovely gardens, planters and those shutters - wow! Now we HAVE to see the inside!! I'm sure it's every bit as gorgeous as the outside. Thanks for posting!
Have a great day :)

Lauren

BRASWELL said...

This is truly stunning. xxpeggybraswelldesign.com

Decorative Interiors said...

WOW! Such a beautiful home with inspiring gardens and fabulous architecture! I also Love the French grey blue shutters and the stone detail. Thank you for including the names of the architect and landscape designer - They are so talented. Keep these gorgeous houses coming - we love it!

Leslie said...

Jan,

This is just beautiful. The French shutters are gorgeous and the detail on the property is breath-taking. The containers and topiary are perfectly placed and I like the choice of flowers and greens is stunning.

Sarah said...

Oh, I'm so happy your friend gave a thumbs up. These images are amazing! What a gorgeous property. The garden inspiration alone is making me scroll up and down again and again.........Sarah

David & Dianne said...

PLEASE can we see inside!!!!!

Sparkling Like A Diamond said...

This is my first visit to your post and I am so happy to find it. This house is truly beautiful! While the stone, shutters, landscaping, outdoor areas and planters are outstanding I would love, love, love to see the inside too.

satisfyingspacesblog.com said...

What an inspiring yard! It really does take you away to the french countryside. Beautiful!


Have a great weekend!
Heather

French Charmed ~ Chelle said...

Oh my! That house is just absolutely gorgeous. Please thank your friends for allowing you to share it with us -- and maybe you can ask them if you can share the inside next? ;)

chedeb5353 said...

Stunning!!! We have to see the inside!! Deb

Katie Clooney said...

My dream house! Positively breathtaking!http://preppyemptynester.blogspot.com/

Gayle said...

Fabulous!I'm glad you begged and made yourself annoying. I enjoyed seeing the house so much!

Karen said...

Jan,
You are right, this house is spectacular. The exterior is so beautiful, I can only imagine what the inside looks like! Thank you for pestering your friend and her for allowing your readers to see this beauty.
Karen

therelishedroost said...

Literally my dream house and it could be smaller and I would still be in love with it. I love the shutters and plaster and stone work!!

Carol Hood said...

With outside space like this there is little need to be indoors. Absolutely beautiful and so well thought out.

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