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 (see the photo below). This became the ideal time to explore an exterior makeover.
While working with the consultant and designer at Mosby Building Arts, the homeowners revealed they would like their home to reflect a Craftsman style, and this was the key to an inspired redesign of the exterior.
The photo above shows the major transformation of their home. This exterior renovation has a broad scope of work to achieve such spectacular results. The remodel includes:
• install new cedar board siding and cultured stone
• install new roof, gutters, soffit and fascia
•install new overhead garage door and paint existing front door
• construct new columns on front porch and rear covered patio
• construct new roof line for 2nd story with new vinyl accent windows
• pour new concrete front porch, sidewalk, and stairs from rear sliding doors; resurface concrete pool deck
The exterior remodel 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 steel front door (shown above) is retained and repainted to match the color and texture of the new overhead garage door. All the original brick on the front façade was removed and replaced with cultured ledgestone. And the original front porch is demolished for a new concrete pour.
The porch shown above is where the Craftsman feel shines brightest. New concrete is extended 12 inches to create a more welcoming feel, and Mosby built new tapered columns made of Fypon (which is a lower-maintenance PVC material) with cultured stone bases with limestone caps.
Talking a walk around the home toward the backyard pool shows more details of this charming renovation. The photo above shows the side of the home with vinyl siding, plastic shutters and brick chimney, which was experiencing some water damage.
The photo above shows a whole new side to the home’s character, beginning with a charming stepping stone walkway to the pool’s gate. The generous proportions of the CertainTeed cedar board siding makes shutters unnecessary. The star of this view is the new chimney, built from the same cultured stone on the front of the home which is a material theme that carries across all elevations of the home.
The outdoor living area around the in-ground pool (shown in its original state, above) had some damage to the concrete and porch columns from improper water drainage from the roof, which Mosby corrected with a new gutter and downspout system.
The covered portion of the patio (shown above) receives the same type of columns as seen on the front porch. There are new portions of poured concrete on the pool surround and the steps off of the master bedroom patio doors. The original concrete that is retained is resurfaced with a 2-step epoxy and paint finish to match the new concrete, which creates a unified surface.
Of note is that the concrete finish color was chosen to match one of the rock colors in the cultured stone column bases. This kind of attention to aesthetic details is what makes the project a success. Even better, the homeowners are absolutely delighted with the results, and feel secure about the enduring quality because the project is covered by a 10-year workmanship warranty.
See examples of other St. Louis exterior remodeling projects from Mosby Building Arts. To begin an exterior makeover on your home, call the Mosby office at 314.909.1800 or contact them here.