The existing vertical cedar siding was warping, and the overall aesthetic was looking dated. It was time for the stonework and octagonal window to go.
The new façade emphasizes visual texture.
A combination of vertical and horizontal butt-jointed stained cedar adds variety to the exterior. The directional changes break up the massing of the house and provide a surface for more shadow play.
In addition to replacing the siding to support better maintenance, the insulation was readdressed with modern methods to enhance the home’s energy performance. Insulation is now installed on the outside of the wall and then the siding is applied—an improved construction method since the origin of the house. The old walls were five inches thick, and the new application makes the exterior walls nine inches thick.
Chunky pipe railing and column details maintain the best of the 70s vibe while reinforcing the modern appeal of this transformative facelift.