Home is situated in Michigan on a 20 acre parcel which is heavily wooded. I’m looking for design ideas to finish a remodel project which I have completed on the North, East and South elevations of the house. The remodel I have completed was to replace the grey vinyl siding with cedar shakes which have been stained/painted. I also replaced the aluminum & vinyl soffit material with stained cedar. These changes have given the exterior a better cohesive feel to the home’s treed surrounding.
The West elevation (main entry) attempts to replicate a Southern Plantation façade w/it’s four (4) pillars and two story porch covering and we have never thought this aligned with the location of nor the balance of the home and it’s surroundings. While the entry seems grand we’ve never liked how ostentatious and out of balance with the rest of the home.
a) An entry porch design that aligns to the balance of the home while gracing the home with a pleasing stately entry which is less ostentatious from the current 2-story porch.
b) Expectations/preferences/style: Balance with rest of the home in our surroundings. Retaining the colonial styling.
c) We’re after design concepts with a good level of detail as I will execute the remodel based on the winner’s design.
d) We would be interested in continued contact after the competition during the remodel.
a) I was intending to remove the existing two story porch so am willing and already considering that change, but will leave options open for your design ideas.
b) Below the current porch pad is a cold storage room and is part of the foundation. I’m not considering changing this (unless I can be convinced to do so, with a spectacular design that requires it). The pad extends 7 ft from the brick and is 22’8” wide
a) Best design that continues the use of the cedar materials while providing a balanced and distinguished façade for the home and entry
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