Sunday, January 25, 2015

4640 Brandy Oak Court Curb Appeal

This beautiful home at 4640 Brandy Oak Court in Jacksonville, Florida always had a lot of curb appeal. Over the past four years, quite a few landscaping, garden and yard enhancements have done a lot to add to that curb appeal. Check out the newest photos below, as you do a virtual drive-by of this property.

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4640 Brandy Oak Court, Jacksonville, FL - Curb Appeal
The latest photo of the front of this home is an after shot and a before shot! The photo captures a better view of the front of the house from the street. It is after the removal of the Drake Chinese Elm tree. And, it is before the stump removal.

4640 brandy oak court jacksonville fl curb appeal
4640 Brandy Oak Court, Jacksonville, FL - Curb Appeal
At the mailbox, we have a ground cover of Asiatic Jasmine that is an evergreen, vine-like woody plant chosen for its hardiness and drought tolerance. It is kept trimmed to the base of the mailbox.
4640 brandy oak court jacksonville fl curb appeal
4640 Brandy Oak Court, Jacksonville, FL - Curb Appeal
In the side yard, we have a Mexican Petunia garden with red brick and Holland brick paver accents. At the curb, is an accent of Asiatic Jasmine for ground cover to complement the mailbox ground cover. It is edged with decorative red brick edging and red mulch. The red stones complement the Holland brick on the front of this beautiful home.

4640 brandy oak court jacksonville fl curb appeal
4640 Brandy Oak Court, Jacksonville, FL - Curb Appeal
As you finish your virtual drive-by, you get a good view of the side yard with the impressive privacy fence and the two accent gardens. You also can see that attractive light pole that ties in with the strategically-placed light poles on the cul-de-sac. For a comparison of front yard enhancements, check out the view of the house about one year ago.

If you are interested in seeing this beautiful 3 bedroom 2 bath home, it is being shown by appointment to well-qualified buyers. For a showing, please call 904-619-6985. This seller is motivated to sell and is looking for somebody who wants to love this home and appreciate all the enhancements and improvements.

UPDATE: We sold this beautiful home and closed on Monday, June 8, 2015. Thank you to all our interested neighbors and visitors for looking and inquiring. We will miss you. Bye for now!
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4640 Brandy Oak Court Drake Chinese Elm Tree

On January 16, 2015, the Drake Chinese Elm Tree in the front yard of 4640 Brandy Oak Ct. was removed. Camden and Son Tree Service came out, on that day, to quote a trimming. After a bit of conversation with Diane Camden, it was decided that the tree would be removed. Without further discussion, the crew started on the tree removal.

4640 brandy oak ct drake chinese elm tree removal
4640 Brandy Oak Court, Jacksonville, FL
Drake Chinese Elm Tree Removal
The Drake Chinese Elm Tree has been reported to be an underused tree. After spending 4 seasons with this tree, I personally wouldn't plant it in my yard. And, especially, I would NOT plant this tree in my front yard.

4640 brandy oak ct drake chinese elm tree removal
4640 Brandy Oak Court, Jacksonville, FL
Drake Chinese Elm Tree Removal
What is wrong with this tree? Well, on the positive side, this was a beautiful tree to look at. I had trimmed the canopy each year so that it had a beautiful shape. Check the Google street maps to see an age progression on this tree. That tree had the most interesting shape to the base. It rather reminded me of a torso of a woman.

4640 brandy oak ct drake chinese elm tree removal
4640 Brandy Oak Court, Jacksonville, FL
Drake Chinese Elm Tree Removal
On the negative side!!! Oh my, but 4 seasons of pulling little seedlings from the front, back and side yards got to be a bit much. There were trillions and more little wafer-like seeds that dropped from this tree and blew everywhere. Like a carpet, it covered the yard to eventually become little seedlings - trillions and more of them! For the 4 seasons, I pulled those Drake Chinese Elm tree seedlings by hand. I'm still doing that now!

4640 brandy oak ct drake chinese elm tree removal
4640 Brandy Oak Court, Jacksonville, FL
Drake Chinese Elm Tree Removal
If you have never had the experience of pulling these seedlings or cleaning up the many seeds, you can't appreciate the removal of that tree! It was about a two hour job that cost $475.00. When I think of all the hours, over those 4 seasons, that I spent cleaning up after this tree, I should have taken it out the first season!

The stump will be removed next and we will be putting down sod in that area. It was suggested to let the new owners decide if they want to put in another tree in that spot. I was thinking that a Sago Palm or small dwarf tree might be nice - something that doesn't get too big to hide this beautiful home!

Check out the house!

With the Drake Chinese Elm tree removed, you get a better view of the house. When I have been out in the front yard working, so many people have stopped to tell me, "you have a beautiful home!" Well, now you can really see it!

If you are interested in seeing this beautiful 3 bedroom 2 bath home, it is being shown by appointment to well-qualified buyers. For a showing, please call 904-619-6985. This seller is motivated to sell and is looking for somebody who wants to love this home and appreciate all the enhancements and improvements.

UPDATE: We sold this beautiful home and closed on Monday, June 8, 2015. Thank you to all our interested neighbors and visitors for looking and inquiring. We will miss you. Bye for now!
More About This Beautiful Home