Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Windowless Wonder


More Blah

The inside of my little lake house has been getting alot of attention...the outside, well you can judge for yourself. I did add the iron and copper window boxes, black shutters and painted the door turquoise....... but there is a long way to go. It is a 1000% percent better than it was..if you can believe it.

The front facade is a challenge. The front rooms to the right of the door are either bathrooms or closets...not spaces for large welcoming floor to ceiling windows. The only window on the left is in the laundry room above the washer and dryer. The extra beauty bonus big boring garage doors.

The entrance is less than welcoming recessed and tucked into the apex of the house. A dull grey concrete slab, low ceiling and overgrown landscaping are the finishing touches.

On a positive note, having all the bathrooms and closets on the front means the kitchen, living and bedrooms all have wonderful views of the lake. Plus the odd angle on the front makes the back of the house open up and follow the shore line.

Inspiration for the remodeled front exterior.

Flagstone path
Circular bench around our 100 year old live oak
Replace garage doors with large windows and french doors flanked by shutters
White painted pergola above new windows and doors
Small entry addition that projects out from main body of house
New door and windows
Big clay pots full of flowers

The best part, both David and I love the inspiration house and agreeing on the changes is the most difficult part.

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