New York, California and Florida are some hot spots for many celebrity homes, and each mansion makes a unique statement of its own. First and foremost, these luxurious houses have an immediate visual impact because of their immense size and upscale exterior design. Another feature that makes these residences so incredible are the entryways. The front of your home is what most people notice first, but even if you’re not a celebrity, you can still create an inviting and high-end appearance. One place to start it is by adding or updating your decorative address plaques.
But before you move forward and start searching for address plaques, it’s best to learn from the pros. These following five celebrity homes are great examples to help you enhance your curb appeal.
Driveways of the Rich & Famous
- Michael Jackson
The Neverland Valley Ranch in Santa Barbara, California was the late “King of Pop’s” residence from 1988 to 2005. This expansive piece of property had everything you could ever dream up. It’s amusement park like wrought iron gate featured an emblem with a unicorn and a lion, which made it pretty hard to miss.
- Farrah Fawcett
The late Charlie’s Angels star had a colonial style pad in Bel Aire, which is now owned by Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon. The white columns on the front of the house frame the door, which is lit up by sconces in the evening. The simple hedging also makes the $7 million home look well manicured.
- Sherlock Holmes
Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson resided at 221b Baker Street in London from 1881 to 1904, and their first floor study has been turned into a museum. A bronze circular address plaque keeps the great detective’s memory alive.
- Martha Stewart
This business mogul seems to have done it all, and Stewart owns many houses, which prove that her hard work has paid off. One home in particular is a 35,000 square-foot mansion on Ox Hill in Maine, which is made exclusively from pink granite. Although this property has a more earthy and woodsy feel, it doesn’t skimp on luxury and style. The royal entryway features a pair of glazed terra-cotta sphinxes.
- Elvis Presley
The late “King of Rock and Roll” lived in Memphis, Tennessee from 1957 to 1977 in a home referred to as Graceland. Similar to Fawcett’s home, Presley’s residence exudes a colonial style with the white pillars out front, and a pair of lions guard the entryway.
These famous celebrity homes have many lavish features in common, but don’t worry because a fabulous entryway isn’t out of your reach.
Home Address Plaque Tips
Fortunately, home address plaques come in a variety of designs and materials. The key is finding one that will compliment and enhance your home, but this task is actually easy since you can get the plaques customized.
So what are your options?
Well, when it comes to materials, you can opt for brass or aluminum. Both of these metals can withstand the elements and remain in good condition over the years. For the design, you can get an oval, rectangular, square, vertical, diamond, round or arch plaque. Last but not least is the finish, which can be done in UV stable powder coat or paint, but the powder coating will be more durable.
After you choose the right decorative address plaques, you will have to decide where to put them. If you have a wrought iron gate or brick entryway, it’s wise to mount a larger one here, and also put a smaller one near your front door. Since you can customize the plaque, you could have one with your address and one with your last name. Address plaques not only decorate your home, but they show your pride too. So you can go as simple and elegant as you like or show your eco-friendly side with solar powered ones.
Some final touches might include ceramic pots with colorful petunias or security lighting such as sconces to brighten the area. Then your guests will be able to spot your beautiful home in no time, and your entire neighborhood will admire the enhancements too!