This 1980’s suburban spec-house was in need of a major facelift. The client’s only wish was to reuse their front double-doors. Place’s design, also, focused on preserving the existing window-openings [with minimal work to the interior] to create a fresh, timeless curb-side appearance. The dated facade had many obstacles to overcome; a cantilevered second floor, brick base, shallow roof slope, various vertical planes, and diagonal siding.
The new front porch creates a welcoming entrance. Its scale, with its roof, warm-colored stained-timber columns and stone walkway, are inviting to all. The second-story facade features symmetrical double-gable frames [each gable’s bay reflects the location of a preexisting window-opening beyond].
After removing the brick base and siding, our material-palette included black sashes on energy-efficient double-hung casement windows. A stone base rises to the garage’s full height, dips low as it flows under the first-floor window-sills and porch columns, and rises again to full height, at the north-end of the house. A standing seam-metal roof ties all elements together.
Materials used: Marvin windows, Hardi-plank siding, panels and trim, Sherwin-Williams Low VOC paint, Eldorado stone, Pac-Clad standing seam metal roof, brown gutters and downspouts, flagstone cap at porch.
The collaboration on this team included: Contractor: Owings Brothers Contracting