Monday, April 1, 2013

Transformation Update - The Exterior

It's been awhile since I've posted exterior photos, but now that the snow has melted (hooray!!!), it seemed like a good time.  We still have more to do - but we've made some nice progress and are getting pretty excited about the transformation.

As a reminder, here was our starting point.  A 1947 rancher, that had a garage addition built in the 60's.

We took off the roof on the main house and added a second story with 3 bedrooms and two baths.  Our biggest goal - to make it look like it had always been there!  
To do that, we had to change all the windows throughout the house (lessons learned - replacement windows are built very differently than new windows, so you can't mix them and get a cohesive look.  And yes, that's a cha-ching-cha-ching $$$ noise you're hearing).  We also replaced the roof on the entire house, to give the new owners a nice, dry home.
New windows upstairs.....old windows downstairs, waiting to be replaced
Next up, we installed white siding on the whole house.  

We also added a front porch, to provide shelter from bad weather when someone comes to the front door and to give the house a little more character.  That's still a work in progress.  The brick steps need repointing, before we can add the columns and hand rail.  But hopefully you can get the idea!

We also need to paint the doors, add the shutters, lights and hardware.  But that's a couple of weeks away.  In the meantime, what do you think.  Does it look like it was always a two story house?
Look - no snow!!!  Maybe Spring is really coming!

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  1. Would be great if your last picture was the before picture so we'd have them right next to each other to compare. Great job ~ love your blog.

    1. Sorry! I really wanted a before and after photo from the same angle. But we still have a great big dumpster in front of the house, so my photo angle idea wouldn't work. Once the dumpster is gone, I'll do it!


  2. It totally looks like it has always been a two story. Great job!

    1. Thanks Terri!!! We're all so pleased with how it's coming along!


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