Erin and Ben agreed with the homeowners that the home would be better served by restoring the original porch. The French doors get updated for proper function and are painted ox-blood on the exterior side to match the front door, and white on the inside in keeping with the interior trim.
Removing the aged awning and opening up the porch made all the difference in helping restore the home's traditional Craftsman appeal. Other exterior enhancements included subtly offsetting the existing trim in a khaki-cream and painting the front door in blue for added punch.
Craftsman Home With Shake Siding and Lush Landscaping
This craftsman style home is differentiated by its split shake siding. Bold window and door trim and low pitched roof are in keeping with the arts and crafts design. The mustard yellow and olive color scheme compliment the home's style.
Lake View: Howard Hughes’ Summertide Nevada Estate
The original log cabin main house holds court over spectacular views of Lake Tahoe. Summertide, a 5.5-acre property in Crystal Bay, Nev., once owned by billionaire Howard Hughes, has 500 feet of frontage on the famous lake. The Adirondack-style estate sits on five parcels and has a buoy and a pier to maximize waterfront living.
After adopting Ben and Remy from Ethiopia, the Hatmaker's 2,400-square-foot home in Austin, Texas, was beginning to feel cramped. When Brandon and Jen stumbled upon this Buda, Texas home it was in no condition for a family, especially one as large as theirs.
To highlight the Craftsman design of this 1930s home, designers replaced the rotting, yellow siding with contrasting white siding with black trim. This color palette preserves the Southern charm of the historic, Southern home.
The new and spacious addition addresses the homeowners’ need for a larger porch stair landing and an expanded living room. The renovation of both spaces pays homage to the original historical design of the period.