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From Diamond in the Rough to Mid Century Gem - an Exterior Transformation

Updated: Jan 27, 2022

This was one of my favorite projects. We were challenged by the owners to update the exterior of their 1958 Mid Century home. I could see the potential of this house to shine so we gathered the information that was needed to come up with a new look.

This is what we saw when we first pulled in.

We started with the basics - a new flat roof, door and window replacement.

I do not get on the roof often. This one was flat, so I was more at ease. Insulation was added to the walls from the exterior. The yellow caps will be painted over when the house is painted. The red boards spanning the opening in the roof were removed, as well as the thin section of roof on the right. What were those pieces doing anyway...

There is a great view from the back of the house to the woods.

The front and back door were reconfigured with large areas of glass to make the entry way a window to the backyard.

New exterior lighting and wood siding were added to complete the look. (the door will be painted black and the siding has yet to be stained)

The brick and siding were painted gray and the windows got a coat of black.

The garage door changed from plain white to black with tempered glass. The overhang is now natural wood with recessed lighting. The original overhang was white with a definite slope.

One of the biggest changes was the new concrete retaining wall. The original wall was constructed of railroad ties and a brick wall and it was failing.

The new wall opens up the front yard and allows the entire entry to be seen when you drive in.

One of my favorite things to do is to upgrade the exterior of a home. Is your home in need of a new look? Let us help!

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