OHBA Renovation Finalist - Sensational Curb Appeal


The design goals included improving the curb appeal, improving interior traffic flows through living room to outdoors and to master bedroom (through office/bedroom), visually integrating indoors and outdoors, providing 3 season porch, relocating laundry to second floor, and providing sitting area off master bedroom.

One of the major design challenges was to avoid altering or replacing the existing septic system by designing within 15% of the existing gross floor area. The extra square footage was achieved by creating a 3 season porch (does not affect septic) which could easily be converted to 4 season living in the future if city sewer systems become reality.

A covered porch with vaulted ceilings, stone and siding combination give the home a unique curb appeal and makes the home inviting. By relocating the existing living room patio door, furniture placement could be optimized. For the Master Bedroom, by creating a two storey addition a private entry was achieved with a sunlit sitting area – taking advantage of the exterior views while creating a private getaway. Due to the limited square footage the laundry area was designed to be part of the hallway space utilizing built-in style cabinetry.


  • Covered Porch with vaulted ceiling at entry
  • Exterior cedar finished to be left natural
  • Wrought iron porch railings
  • Stone and siding combinations with copper fascia and soffit
  • Rain water collection system
  • Driveway to be left natural for surface water control
  • Rear stone patio
  • Vaulted ceiling at upper sitting area
  • Fireplace at upper sitting area
  • Back yard privacy with fencing and landscape

2010 Finalist – OHBA – Most Outstanding Home Renovation $100,000.00 – $50,000.00
2010 Finalist – GOHBA – Renovations/Additions $100,000.00 – $199,000.00