Mountain home -help!
chollabay
November 11, 2012 in Design Dilemma
This is our vacation home in the mountains. We need to replace the porch roof. I would appreciate suggestions on updating the front look of the house. We plan to wrap the house with tongue and groove wood. Thanks!!
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jeanette mac
I can see in my mind how to transform the exterior of this little cottage, but I can not find a lot of photos to give you a visual of what I have going on in my head. First off, I love board and baton for your exterior choice! I actually do not mind the L-shaped exterior if there was a covered porch that ran from one end to the other giving the front some continuity. I like the porches I saw in Hawaii on the smaller plantation style homes you see along the road, but I just am not finding them so far. Here are a couple pictures I have found from Houzz. Good luck with your project!
November 11, 2012 at 8:54am   
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jeanette mac
Oh and a metal roof would look stunning and be a great choice for the location!
November 11, 2012 at 8:55am   
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GARY FINLEY, ASID
i love the idea of a metal roof
November 11, 2012 at 8:55am   
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decoenthusiaste
Definitely "L" the porch and be sure to screen one end section of it for a sleeping porch. I manage a cabin as a vacation rental property (www.cavecreekcabin.com,) so if you want to make the home pay its own way when you can't be there, I'd be happy to help.
November 11, 2012 at 9:02am   
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jeanette mac
Here are two more pictures I found. The first is because it is sweet and pretty. The second is the style of deck railings I think would really transform the exterior of your "mountain house".
November 11, 2012 at 9:04am   
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GARY FINLEY, ASID
love the second picture ..thats a greaet porch and a great roofing material
November 11, 2012 at 9:06am   
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chollabay
Thanks for the suggestions. Gave me some new ideas to consider.
November 12, 2012 at 6:43pm   
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