The Vanilla Ice Project: The Green Mansion Miracle, Pt. 6 - The Outside

Vanilla Ice and his crew tackle the last pieces of the Palm Beach mansion reno puzzle: the exterior, the yard and the garage. See how fresh paint and custom landscaping gives the "Green Toad" the facelift it needed.

Photo By: Tony Flora /AP Images

Photo By: Tony Flora /AP Images

Photo By: Tony Flora /AP Images

Photo By: Tony Flora /AP Images

Photo By: Tony Flora /AP Images

Photo By: Tony Flora /AP Images

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Photo By: Tony Flora /AP Images

Photo By: Tony Flora /AP Images

Photo By: Tony Flora /AP Images

Photo By: Tony Flora /AP Images

Photo By: Tony Flora /AP Images

Photo By: Tony Flora /AP Images

Photo By: Tony Flora /AP Images

Photo By: Tom DiPace /AP Images

Docking and Rocking

With much of the interior of the Green Mansion ready to show, Vanilla Ice and his team shift their focus to the exterior spaces. And it's about time -- this Palm Beach mansion is in serious need of some curb appeal. 

BEFORE: The Exterior

Neglected landscaping, overgrown Oak trees with a shedding problem and an underwhelming color scheme made the Green Mansion, dubbed the "Green Toad" by Ice, unappealing to buyers and neighbors. 

BEFORE: The Exterior

The two heavy columns surrounding the entrance were unnecessary and hid a potential focal point for the front of the house. 

BEFORE: The Exterior

Vanilla Ice (aka Rob VanWinkle) defined the color of the exterior of the house as "puke green." 

BEFORE: The Exterior

Even the garage doors were too outdated for this multi-million-dollar mansion. As Rob says, you'd have trouble sleeping at night knowing your cars were protected from the elements by "tin can" garage doors.

BEFORE: The Exterior

Landscaping around the side of the house, a place Rob says is often overlooked during renovations, was also in need of some attention. 

BEFORE: The Exterior

The backyard did nothing to entice buyers who would be interested in the house, if only for the incredible view and proximity to the waterfront.

BEFORE: The Exterior

The Green Mansion was not only outdated and ugly, but it was also quite cluttered before renovations could begin. Can Ice and his crew take this house from green frog to beautiful prince? 

AFTER: The Exterior

The Green Mansion after renovations looks like it's fit for royalty. 

AFTER: The Exterior

Rob demo'd the existing concrete columns blocking the front door, raised the roof and created a 10-foot addition with three archways to give the Palm Beach mansion an estate-like vibe.

AFTER: The Exterior

A fresh coat of paint and top-of-the-line fixtures, like these custom steel chandeliers made by Rob himself, provide an instant boost to the home's curb appeal.

AFTER: The Exterior

Nothing is getting through this solid-as-a-rock, reinforced front door. 

AFTER: The Exterior

Rob replaced the existing roof with clay tiles and went with a terra cotta colored paint job to make it pop. New intricately patterned pavers give the driveway leading up to the house a much more welcoming feel. 

AFTER: The Exterior

The Green Mansion is also now totally powered by solar panels on the roof that produce about $4-$6 of electricity per panel. A solar-powered water heater will also help the new owner to cut costs. 

AFTER: The Exterior

After uprooting a problematic Oak tree in the backyard, Rob installed a 15-foot LED tree and a custom-built bar with a concrete countertop and an ice tray in the middle for keeping patio drinks cold all summer long.

AFTER: The Exterior

The sunken firepit is filled with layers of drainage rocks underneath decorative ones for keeping out rainwater. 

AFTER: The Exterior

Rob employed a team of landscapers to completely overhaul the flowers and plants on every inch of the property. 

AFTER: The Exterior

A lit, windy walkway leads to the custom dock built into the home's best feature: the waterfront. The dock has a lit opening in the center for comfortable fishing and is sturdy enough to serve as a helicopter pad.

BEFORE: The Garage

After clearing out the clutter in the garage, Ice and his crew decide to turn it into a fresh hangout space.

BEFORE: The Garage

There's a garage in there somewhere.

BEFORE: The Garage

Without any means for storage, the former garage had very little purpose. 

AFTER: The Garage

The car isn't included with the house, but the flat-screen TV, surfboard racks and insulated, automatic-locking garage doors are. 

AFTER: The Garage

Fresh paint and a brand new checkerboard floor revive the formerly musty and dusty garage space.

AFTER: The Garage

The custom-built cabinets continue the color scheme of the floor and are made entirely of acrylic. 

Want More Ice?

See all of the renovated spaces in Vanilla Ice's Green Mansion Miracle project here: Great Room, Kitchen and Dining Room, Master Bathroom, Pool, Game Room