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Before & After: Modern bungalow transformation

A 100-year-old home enters its next century with a thoughtful but playful remodel

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After: lush greens and hardscape
Photo by: Thomas J. Story

Plus: Lush greens and hardscape

The back of the house gets a lot less sun than the front, so Maxi planted it with ferns, Mexican weeping bamboo, and dwarf boxwood. "I love that I can have palm trees in the front yard, and an orange in the back," she says. Flagstones are interrupted by squares of synthetic turf ( Maxi replaced the driveway with recycled rubber surfacing (; it's slightly bouncy but still firm enough to dribble a basketball on.


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