Advise on how to make a nice, integrated, new addition and front porch
August 29, 2012 in Design Dilemma
We have a 2000 sq ft trilevel home in a rural neighborhood. We love the location but want more room and to update the look. We plan to put a large front porch and an 800 sq ft addition off the back, middle.

We need help deciding WHAT SORT OF ROOF LINE (gable,shed, other?) we should/can use (see pictures).

I really like the clean, crisp lines of craftsman homes, with some mixed materials on the outside/siding. We've talked about shake, stucco, stone, board batten, etc!
In addition, I really like the farmhouse style, which would fit in nicely with our location.
I'd love some suggestions or ideas on what we could do with the exterior new pieces. Will it be too busy with three gables across the front of the house? Could a shed roof (maybe metal) look nice and farmhousy? Or is our house just too "tri level" 70s to pull that look off? Maybe the craftsman styling would be easier to fit into the current house structure.
I've thought of trying SketchUp, but the learning curves is big on that one!
Thanks so much for any ideas!
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Here is one split-level that has a craftsman feel:
August 29, 2012 at 9:50am   
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Thanks for this photo idea! Any other thoughts out there?
Bueller? Bueller?
August 30, 2012 at 9:18am   
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We have a trilevel too and have been researching options for updating. The first photo attached is of a house in our neighborhood. The second is someone's after image of an updated trilevel i found on the internet.
i'd like to see your final results!
October 8, 2012 at 10:50pm   
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something like this HGTV dreamhome may work for style even though it's not a trilevel.
October 8, 2012 at 10:59pm     
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before and after, etc of trilevel with 2nd story addition
October 8, 2012 at 11:02pm   
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Amy Shelton
Roughly how much would an addition like this cost?
May 28, 2014 at 10:03am   
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