1970 facelift
jschutz00
April 15, 2014 in Design Dilemma
We are trying to creatively redesign the front of our house. Should we keep upper deck? Entryway addition? Too much asymmetry?.
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jschutz00
It's a small mountain house that becomes rapidly crowded with people arrive after skiing - especially in the entryway. Consideration of converting garage over to second living room (I know "never do that", but a free standing garage is pending
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Chris Warren
As long as it's all insulated, why not. Maybe look into ways to open up the entryway, too, so it doesn't clog.
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missjessicalynn
I really, really love the asymmetry. I think the green needs to go, though. If you want to keep it, maybe take it to a lighter shade. I would paint white the deck, porch, trim and 2nd floor door.
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Add a porch,replace the gazebo.
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Emmeline Westin
I think the asymmetry makes it look really interesting, but I agree with miss Jessica that a quick facelift would be to paint the exterior.
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I think it needs a wrap around deck with pergolas. The upper deck needs a little change... maybe remove some of the wood and replace with curved steel balusters between the wood... you really need nice curved corbels in place of the 2x4s on the post of the carport....then, trim out the windows and doors with fir... Change the entry doors to somehing durable, but good looking, after all, anyone could gain entry throught those windows if security is an issue.
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jschutz00
Thank you for all the ideas! One other BIG issue is snow. We get over 300" at this location, so the sides of the house turn into potential death zones when snow slides off the top. This year, the snow on the top deck was above the railing, and forget seeing out the windows on the first floor!
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jschutz00
Green is well in the works of going away - sides are looking to be corten steel. Front and back maybe (stress the word "maybe") Ghostwood.
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jschutz00
With snow...
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apple_pie_order
That's a lot of snow. What geographic area, roughly?

As for colors, I'd vote for a light blue gray. I'm not sure what function the deck over the garage and front door serves, in real life. It does need some protection over the front door.
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jschutz00
9000' in a valley that just dumps snow.
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jschutz00
The deck, in the summer, is fantastic. The sun sets over mountains right in front of you. In the winter, it keeps the snow off car and entryway. No sittin' and sipping unless you haul a snowblower up top.
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