In this remodel, Webber Studio Architects cleverly attached a tower to the existing house to accommodate more bedrooms and a roof deck.The tower adds undeniable bling to the existing house, while keeping a modest footprint." Avoid the temptation to overhaul a midcentury modern home’s entire facade when remodeling or adding on.Adding an exaggerated overhang visually extends the horizontal nature of the house and helps connect it to the landscape.
A new addition does not need play it safe and continue the strict horizontal lines of the original. Here in New England, builders call it “popping the top.” When thoughtfully done, a second-floor addition complements the original composition, rather than simply extending it.
Foundations are expensive, so It’s often more affordable to build up rather than out and avoid the cost of more foundation work.
Make sure to have the existing foundations checked by a structural engineer to be sure they are adequate to support the load of the second floor.
Here is another example of getting vertical in a dramatic fashion.
A drab exterior can make you cringe every time you approach the front door, while a handsome, thoughtfully designed one can turn the experience into a true pleasure.
The good news is that you don't have to spend a bundle to enjoy a happy trip up your walkway.The tower adds undeniable bling to the existing house, while keeping a modest footprint.We've all been taught that it's what's on the inside that counts; but when it comes to your home, the outside is certainly just as important.The glass panels can be arranged in a vertical or horizontal pattern with small or large amounts of glass to harmonize with your home’s decor.Another route is to have a solid slab door with translucent sidelights.In New England, where sloped roofs are considered more practical because of the unpredictable winters, a dramatic roof pitch over your entry can actually add a modern flair. In midcentury modern homes, the prominence of the garage was nothing to be ashamed of, and the garage door was often celebrated by making it front and center.