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07/26/2012 08:29 am ET Updated Oct 11, 2012

Watch This Home's Exterior Get a Gorgeous Makeover (VIDEO)

When we first saw the exterior of this family's split level home, we were wondering what the team of HGTV's Curb Appeal could possibly do to bring it back to life. Cue: Designer Diana Grundeen. Her vision, combined with the helping hands of the family and a talented crew, gave this home a jaw-dropping fresh new look.

Before the transformation, the exterior was painted a drab brown color with brick siding that added to the outdated 1970s look. But the team replaced this tired combination with cultured stone and a lovely green tone with cream trim. To give the entryway a softer look, they got rid of the rigid angled stairway, adding a curved one in its place.

The overbearing plants and shrubs were removed and replaced with simple, pretty flowers that don't overwhelm the front yard. Pillars were added to the stoop and on both sides of the garage, which was resurfaced with a custom two-toned wooden facade.

But we think the biggest change in this home's appearance is the roof line. Before it looked like a square box, but gables were added to give it a craftsman style touch. This made a world of difference in terms of curb appeal. We wouldn't mind if this was our neighbor's home (or better yet -- ours)!

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