Susan M. Davis
Interior Designers & Decorators
Whole House Green contemporary-exterior

Whole House Green

This 1970 Split-Level Ranch home underwent a whole-house remodel in 2006. A Home Performance Audit was done to identify areas of focus to bring the home up to maximum energy efficiency and comfort. A 'Systems Approach' to the design and construction updated the homes HVAC, electrical, & plumbing systems, and focus was on healthy indoor air quality by using materials that do not off-gas toxins. Every choice, from de-construction to use of reclaimed, renewable, and sustainable materials, was made with the Principles of Sustainable Design and Building Green in mind. The result is a lovely home, expressive of the clients' spirit, designed and built to last their lifetime and beyond.

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Whether you are trying to make a 1970s split level work for your style or are building your own home that needs to make the best use of small square footage, take cues from these designs. Play off the traditional geometric lines of split levels, balance the top heaviness of the design and open up the interior spaces for a fresh, new look.More:Make the Most of Your Home's Split PersonalityStep Up Your Split-Level HouseTour a Contemporary Split-Level in Chicago

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John Harney added this to Split-level
Landscaping and color important
lijqev added this to split level
last Saturday
suekue added this to suekue's Ideas
January 6, 2015
jodijduquette added this to jodijduquette's Ideas
December 28, 2014
lkwilson_1013 added this to Glen Ellen
December 9, 2014
entire project
cwur28 added this to Asian Landscape
November 10, 2014
libertyjack added this to Exterior
November 6, 2014
ss206 added this to House Colors - Exterior
October 29, 2014
I like the lighter beige color of the house
pjwaldoch added this to pjwaldoch's ideas
October 28, 2014
jmheckman added this to jmheckman's ideas
October 17, 2014
split entry
rxejude added this to rxejude's ideas
October 6, 2014
Double doors
Jason Bernard added this to bungalow renos
September 30, 2014
Renovated split level
garuyle added this to garuyle's Ideas
September 29, 2014
Exterior color
ldelano added this to Merrymans Mill
September 28, 2014
Right style for house
tishatim added this to Exterior Ideas
August 31, 2014
split level reno.
Thomas Richardson added this to thomas_richardson5497024's ideas
August 30, 2014
entry door
debbiep64 added this to split level
August 28, 2014
front door area
kimberfeece added this to Soft Modern
August 19, 2014
paint color front doors landscape
sweetypup added this to THE FINAL CUT- exterior and landscape
August 9, 2014
eave detail
sweetypup added this to THE FINAL CUT-remodel
July 26, 2014
eave detail
mjnork added this to Exterior
July 20, 2014
Double door
ap03guilo added this to ap03guilo's ideas
July 9, 2014
Great remodel
pekemapachet added this to pekemapachet's Ideas
July 1, 2014
Front door
thinkd added this to thinkd's Ideas
June 16, 2014
Split level
jomalley57 added this to jomalley57's Ideas
June 3, 2014
window abuve door
farhabeenie added this to farhabeenie's ideas
May 25, 2014
skamelang added this to skamelang's Ideas
May 23, 2014
Love the front door
mwiederin added this to split level
May 21, 2014
Exterior and railing
mjurkonid added this to mjurkonid's Ideas
May 20, 2014
Alethea Von Interiors LLC added this to Split Level Entries
May 18, 2014
Door style, Clerestory Window, Contemporary light fixture
ecire added this to ecire's ideas for Bi Level
May 18, 2014
Would this front door with transem work
emparrish added this to emparrish's ideas
May 9, 2014
entry way
lynnefre13 added this to Landscape Ideas
April 25, 2014
exterior split level
newbuildhouse added this to Transformation
April 6, 2014
anthonymetro added this to exterior ideas
April 5, 2014
Raised ranch looks modern.
anjusarala added this to General home ideas
March 23, 2014
Split level house
3riversstudio added this to Reid Kitchen
March 3, 2014
fits with the era
tinagarrison added this to exterior
February 26, 2014
heather0116 added this to kitchen entry-way ideas
February 19, 2014
doors in front
kennebec added this to Exterior
February 9, 2014
Double doors open this entry it a welcoming feel.
cinfritz added this to outside
January 31, 2014
cooperspdx added this to cooperspdx's Ideas
January 24, 2014
Mid Century modern exterior
sarahjanewright added this to Exterior Ideas
January 22, 2014
brick and concrete same color
Susan Goode added this to susan_goode's ideas
January 19, 2014
valeries house
petskacj added this to Exterior
December 29, 2013
curb appeal
momuse2417 added this to kiy
December 29, 2013
idea for a raised ranch
johannemercier added this to johannemercier's ideas
December 22, 2013
Porte avant
jayphil added this to windows
November 29, 2013
love basement windows
Habitat Interiors LLC added this to Exterior renos for splits
November 19, 2013
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November 17, 2013
window above door
nbergerson added this to nbergerson's ideas
November 3, 2013
exterior color
Haley Ray added this to Exterior Ideas
November 3, 2013
Front DOors
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October 30, 2013
Lap with same color trim
sabrinaluabena added this to split level remodels
October 24, 2013
the look
interiorfuzzstudio added this to rachels
October 22, 2013
Cool tones --sage
jayderek added this to jayderek's ideas
October 16, 2013
Darker window then soffit
mmduper added this to Exteriors
October 16, 2013
split level update
Fawn Chang added this to Tracy and Kevin
October 9, 2013
here's another idea...painting the brick can give you a myriad of options if you are up for it. I'll be able to better advise when I see what the neighboring homes look like.
Craig Goldstein added this to Modern Split Level
September 22, 2013
Modern Split Level
ksbs added this to Living Room Ideas
September 21, 2013
hmmm, close
Elise Stassi added this to curb appeal, house colors
September 19, 2013
cool transitional doors
staceygrayson added this to staceygrayson's ideas
September 6, 2013
Split level
tilersich added this to Exterior Ideas
August 21, 2013
minp added this to split entry exterior door remodels
August 19, 2013
two doors
sallygooch added this to Exterior Ideas
August 15, 2013
exterior color
Sarah Sullivan added this to sarah_sullivan5089's ideas
August 14, 2013
Holzman Interiors added this to Exterior Ideas/ Becker Project
August 13, 2013
love the windows
donahoe_s added this to Raised Ranch
August 12, 2013
Front doors
lalafab added this to lalafab's ideas
August 8, 2013
andtam12 added this to andtam12's ideas
August 6, 2013
Facelift for split entry
stenslandmd added this to stenslandmd's Ideas
July 30, 2013
70s update
intrepidista added this to outdoor
July 30, 2013
spitzerkr added this to split level
July 22, 2013
beatarzeszutko added this to beatarzeszutko's Ideas
July 18, 2013
outside of the house
Carolyn Strawther added this to SITTING AREA
July 12, 2013
Dina Wampold added this to dina_wampold's ideas
July 5, 2013
split level possibilities
reagangeoff added this to Exterior Ideas
July 4, 2013
overhang from 3rd to base similar - using color to mask difference
Ben London added this to ben_london's kitchen
June 19, 2013
lepanto1570 added this to lepanto1570's ideas
June 16, 2013
anjusarala added this to Porch and roof
June 4, 2013
window above door
Jennifer Hanratty McDow added this to webuser_936841's ideas
June 4, 2013
Glass rails in a split level
vdonalds added this to vdonalds's Ideas
May 23, 2013
JulieO Design added this to Hamilton
May 22, 2013
entry doors
panisko added this to panisko's ideas
May 22, 2013
split entry - rel low cost
deniselagrange added this to Split level
May 21, 2013
roof hang
Vitaly added this to Exterior
May 21, 2013
gailvg added this to exterior
May 12, 2013
front façade & door
leahan added this to leahan's ideas
May 12, 2013
entrance exterior
blueponytail added this to Exterior Ideas
May 8, 2013
large windows, windowed door
Stephanie Windler added this to Exterior
May 1, 2013
Window above door
mohoginny added this to Miscellaneous
April 11, 2013
front door
Christine McNall added this to christine_mcnall's ideas
April 10, 2013
Split level
Eco-Smart Design and Construction LLC. added this to curb appeal
April 10, 2013
larger eves, more greenery
Cater to Y.O.U. Interior Design Company added this to snapcrackel's ideas
April 5, 2013
split level home
megmtn added this to Exterior
April 1, 2013
Siding/brick same color
18soni added this to Patio Ideas
March 29, 2013
Like stamp and color
pekajama added this to pekajama's Ideas
March 29, 2013
Split level
samermina added this to Split-level Entry Reno
March 26, 2013
simple landscaping in front allows for windows to be not blocked
Susie Leiper added this to 1909 north broadway
March 14, 2013
Great update
puttyak added this to puttyak's ideas
February 23, 2013
Kitchen design, entry way
Blakely Graham added this to My Ideas
February 23, 2013
Stucco bottom
Claudia Myers added this to claudia_myers's ideas
February 19, 2013
Double doors
justaminut added this to justaminut's ideas
February 18, 2013
front doors
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February 16, 2013
Entryway, sidewalks
aboyer2 added this to entryway
February 9, 2013
Front entryway and doors
Jean Maniscalco added this to jean_maniscalco's ideas
February 3, 2013
378tarti added this to 378tarti's ideas
February 2, 2013
hanyakstlou added this to the split. level.
January 16, 2013
painted mono chrome
mtarnows added this to Split level ideas
January 12, 2013
Monotone de-emphasizes top heavy split level design. Large entryway.
splitlevel added this to Curb Appeal
January 9, 2013
Color. Planters.
Amy Oglethorpe added this to Modern Homes
January 4, 2013
kayminhthy added this to kayminhthy's ideas
December 31, 2012
the entrance
lizianne added this to front doors
December 29, 2012
This door is PERFECT.
lrdanks added this to Window
December 6, 2012
Above front door
joeymustang added this to joeymustang's ideas
November 30, 2012
the curb appeal, the stairs, the windows, the colors
davidkratky added this to davidkratky's ideas
November 20, 2012
Wagner Zaun Architecture added this to Norwood
November 16, 2012
site doesn't translate, but exterior look is clean and modern without being too contemporary for the neighborhood
shijuvm added this to shijuvm's Ideas
November 7, 2012
lant added this to lant's ideas
November 6, 2012
nice entry
w_janna added this to exteriors
November 3, 2012
pgarrison added this to pgarrison's ideas
October 27, 2012
Entry for house
gilespi added this to gilespi's ideas
October 27, 2012
split entry update
noreenkirkby added this to house exterior
October 20, 2012
porch width, deco
Angela Schaneman added this to angela_schaneman's ideas
October 18, 2012
Like the doors
khammers added this to Exterior
October 1, 2012
Steps big enough for a small table and chairs
molly5ash added this to 43 Depot
September 14, 2012
olive exterior
suegeomat added this to suegeomat's ideas
September 14, 2012
bezzi44 added this to Exterior color ideas
September 14, 2012
Split level modern
msbowden added this to msbowden's ideas
September 13, 2012
front door- simple house style
fallen added this to fallen's ideas
September 13, 2012
amanda61 added this to Lawn & Garden
September 10, 2012
concrete stamp
keyownknee added this to Raised Ranch
September 9, 2012
light in above door
athayyar added this to Knollwood
September 2, 2012
Entry Idea
tmgrosjean added this to Split level reno
August 25, 2012
Low porch floor with ceiling and get rid of the concrete wall in front. This looks very cost effective.
smbundy added this to exterior
August 13, 2012
kkgerard added this to Kate's renno ideas
August 8, 2012
exterior - brick to concrete
momshouse added this to momshouse's ideas
August 5, 2012
having the house all the same color.
auratrek added this to exterior
July 30, 2012
blends into the surroundings
luanncut added this to Brenda's
July 28, 2012
Front Door ?
ellimac10 added this to ellimac10's ideas
July 27, 2012
joanolive added this to exterior
July 16, 2012
aprildt added this to HOUSE EXTERIOR
July 16, 2012
the facade and paint colors
stormm added this to Split level designs
July 15, 2012
Kelly Smith_OConnor added this to Modern Exterior
June 26, 2012
Renovated Split-level
benjyboomom added this to benjyboomom's ideas
June 22, 2012
Riverside Design added this to hdrubert's ideas
June 17, 2012
Sharels house
Tara_and_Curt Lowrey added this to tjtau04's ideas
June 13, 2012
the window above the light, simplicity
imadoll added this to imadoll's ideas
June 12, 2012
acchace added this to acchace's ideas
June 6, 2012
windows above entry
Dustin Marquard added this to exterior
May 17, 2012
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May 16, 2012
mmcbain added this to house exterior
May 16, 2012
Whether you are trying to make a 1970s split level work for your style or are building your own home that needs to make the best use of small square footage, take cues from these designs. Play off the traditional geometric lines of split levels, balance the top heaviness of the design and open up the interior spaces for a fresh, new look.
katkingcnm added this to katkingcnm's Favorites
May 16, 2012
Front door
mirivest added this to Fenêtres
May 16, 2012
christine added this to styleworks's ideas
May 16, 2012
front door, ext. color
Margaret Eaton added this to houses
May 16, 2012
cyvonne added this to cyvonne's ideas
May 15, 2012
front door
shaimags added this to shaimags's Favorites
May 13, 2012
Split level
gweyn added this to gweyn's Favorites
May 13, 2012
annielong11 added this to annielong11's Favorites
May 13, 2012
hogan63 added this to Exterior
April 4, 2012
Updated Raised Ranch
meccasolo added this to meccasolo's ideas
March 18, 2012
home renovation
susduj added this to susduj's ideas
March 18, 2012
front door entrance
randoa added this to randoa's ideas
January 26, 2012
lower windows
ashmarie0320 added this to ashmarie0320's ideas
January 18, 2012
Updated 70s splitlevel
mdelozier added this to mdelozier's ideas
March 8, 2011
the light color of the siding and the difference from the top and bottom
Karen Dyck added this to Dressing Up the Front Door
February 16, 2010
annecampbell added this to annecampbell's ideas
October 15, 2009
beige outside
mnliving added this to mnliving's ideas
September 25, 2009
The paint and front entry
simone74 added this to house/outside
September 22, 2009
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