4 Homes That Use Green To Delightful Effect

Introduced to St. Patrick’s Day festivities in the 18th century, when the shamrock became a national symbol of Ireland, green is a soothing, refreshing hue that brings to mind rolling meadows, leafy groves, and idyllic forests. A welcome reminder of the long, warmer days ahead, it provides any home with a sense of cheer and optimism.

Handsome Houston Heights Home

David Atkins | Martha Turner Sotheby’s International Realty

Custom-designed and constructed with the finest materials and finishes, this four-bedroom, 4,484-square-foot residence in historic Houston Heights exudes warmth and charm at every turn, beginning with a covered front porch and a wood-paneled façade in a natural evergreen hue. The heart of the home is a great room that includes a dining area, a kitchen with handsome green cabinetry and an island, and a family room opening to a covered patio with an outdoor kitchen, verdant walls, and a view of the lush backyard.

Noe Valley Charmer

Julie Peisner | Sotheby’s International Realty – San Francisco Brokerage

This colorful Noe Valley duplex has been cherished, maintained, and updated by the same family for nearly four decades. The lower level is dedicated to a full-floor pied-à-terre with living and dining rooms, an eat-in kitchen, and a bright bedroom overlooking the south-facing garden. The two upper levels feature living and dining rooms whose walls echo the greenery of the surrounding magnolias and other thriving trees, an updated eat-in kitchen, three bright bedrooms, and a sunny private patio affording picturesque views.

Modern Comfort and Style

The Karp Group Sotheby’s International Realty – Westlake Village Brokerage

The classically charming streetside presence of this single-level three-bedroom residence belies its open, airy, light-filled modern interiors. A dining area and multiple living spaces accompany the recently remodeled chef’s kitchen, which boasts custom cabinets, quartz countertops, a farm sink, wine storage, and a large island finished in an invigorating green hue fitting for this leafy, tree-strewn setting. The backyard is a peaceful retreat for outdoor relaxation and entertaining or gathering harvests from fruit trees.

Santa Fe Gem

Ricky AllenCathy GriffithTara Earley | Sotheby’s International Realty – Santa Fe Brokerage

Painstakingly remodeled, this bright, elegant 2,552-square-foot condominium residence is a delightful getaway just steps from Santa Fe’s historic downtown Plaza. Cooks of all skill levels will appreciate the kitchen’s top-caliber appliances, and the primary bedroom, the two guest bedrooms, and a bunk room with an adjoining recreation room can accommodate 10 or more residents and guests. Exterior accents and details in the open-plan living and dining area recalls the leaves of the trees that envelope the home and its private patio.

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