An Exterior Transformation

A Ballwin, MO couple still loved their one-and-a-half story ranch home built in 1978. The location is ideal for them, and interior modifications made over the years provide all they need. The exterior of the home needed some maintenance updates, and this highlighted how dated the look of the home had become.
While working with the Mosby team, the homeowners revealed they would like their home to reflect a Craftsman style, and this was the key to an inspired re-design of the exterior.

The exterior transformation begins by changing the 2nd story roofline from flat to gabled and installing CertainTeed Landmark 30-year architectural roof shingles. The old vinyl siding is replaced with a combination of CertainTeed insulated cedar board siding, cedar shake shingles in the 2nd story and garage gables, and vertical board and batten inside the front porch.

The existing front door is retained and repainted to match the new overhead garage door. All the brick on the front façade was removed and replaced with cultured ledgestone. And the original front porch is demolished for a new concrete pour that is 12” deeper, with a new sidewalk, and 3 tapered columns with stone bases for a true Craftsman feel.

The stone carries through to a new chimney, and in the backyard for 4 new columns supporting the covered patio overlooking the pool. Existing concrete decking was resurfaced or replaced. The homeowners are absolutely delighted with their exterior makeover, and feel secure about the enduring quality because the project is covered by a 10-year workmanship warranty.