This 1975, single-family, conventional home in Chesterfield was built utilizing masonry construction with a stone exterior. After many years, the homeowners realized that the right exterior enhancements could significantly improve their home’s curb appeal. They turned to Mosby for a full outdoor makeover.
To give the house a fresh look, the cedar shake roof was replaced with GAF Woodland composite shingles. These shingles are where modern technology meets old-world tradition. Their multi-faceted design and light-reflective construction gives the home dimension and character.
Mosby created an inviting and welcoming entryway with an appealing arched double door with glass panels. The mahogany wood door creates a rich, classic entrance designed to make anyone ringing the doorbell feel right at home.
And what’s a front entry without a stately porch? Mosby installed a new slab with one door sill, two piers, and a new sidewalk totaling 94 square feet of concrete. The concrete was finished off with Iowa glacial exposed aggregate and treated with a surface sealer. The original porch had five front entry columns that had seen better days. In their place, five full 8” x 8” square, Permacast recessed panel structural fiberglass columns were installed.
To cover up the original, discolored brick, the homeowner chose a whitewashing technique that lightened and brightened the darker shades. The technique preserved the bricks’ natural, random variations.
The new siding was designed to give the home unexpected depth and beauty. Another update that helped improve the home’s exterior was replacing the rotted exterior trim around the windows on the gambrel area. Mosby installed new PVC crown, PVC panel and PVC plinth blocks at the five dormers. Boral trim boards were used for the arched mudroom porch beam. Boral and PVC trims were used for the new front porch, and Boral beadboard adorns the barrel ceiling. Unlike some other types of trim products that can crack, or rot, Boral Trim and Boral Beadboard offer phenomenal workability and a lasting look.
All the exterior trim was also painted, including the columns, front door, and sidelights, as well as many other areas outside.
The old shutters were showing signs of wear and tear so were replaced with beautiful new composite recessed panel shutters. The homeowners chose an eye-popping blue color shade to set the shutters off against the whitewash stain on the brick.
Mosby provided and installed 6” K-Style aluminum gutters that went over the existing fascia and gutter board, plus incorporated 3’’ x 4” K-Style aluminum downspouts. Along with the updated gutters, a 6” Shur Flo gutter protection system was installed.
Landscaping is another crucial component of a successful exterior design. Greenery can help make a property look homier and inviting. These homeowners added soil, grass seed, and mulch spread. A PVC drainpipe was installed in the ground from the two new front porch downspouts and tied into the existing French drain system at the front of the home.
The end result is a magnificent-looking home! If you would like to explore a total exterior home makeover of your own St. Louis home, call Mosby Building Arts at 314.909.1800.