The custom Country French home sits proudly among its peers in the Westridge Estates, infusing the community with a sense of timeless permanence thanks to its stone-flanked facade, Old European rock walls and dramatic entry.
Steve and Mendy Cruse's home in Westridge is the "fun" house on the street, especially during the summer. The enviable title was earned thanks to the family's expansive, coastal-themed yard, which is complete with a sandy bank, rockslide lagoon-shaded pool, slotted pergola, comfortable outdoor furniture and more.
In the early '80s, the landscape of the town called Valencia was rapidly changing. In the onion fields near McBean Parkway, a little suburb called "The Bungalows" was taking shape. Cape Cod houses with welcoming porches in colors of pastel blue, green and yellow were springing up.
I'll admit it - I'm a Pinterest addict. I gain great joy searching the site for ideas on how to improve my home, my parties, my parenting. I have recipe boards and fitness boards. In fact, I spend so much time on Pinterest, I find myself looking at real-world situations as "Pinterest worthy." That great outfit on the mannequin at the mall? Pinterest worthy. The inspirational quote in the book I'm reading? Pinterest worthy.
This lovely three-bedroom, two-bath Valencia home had great bones in a very quaint neighborhood. But the interior needed "love" and the client was looking for a hybrid of an industrial look with an old-school feel - a "transitional meets vintage" style.
The Tunnicliffe family's Westridge estate is where Tom, wife Loretta and children Roxanne and Gwen reside - and during the holidays, it's also home to refined holiday splendor.
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We're big fans of Pinterest - and we know you are, too! Many of our readers re-pin our stash of SCV's most stylish selections regularly. Do you? If not, see what you're missing at www.pinterest.com/insidescv. These newest home improvement selections will be there, along with other great finds and inspirational shots!
You have New Year's Resolutions - and so does your home.
In 2016, resolve to make your home even happier.