About how much did it cost to make the changes you made? This house is going to need more than a fresh new paint color!
The result is a design which blends the Usonian origins of the 70’s Splitlevel with the eyecathcing detail of an earlier period.
Standout design features include the use of exposed stained timbers where they have the most visual impact: greeting visitors at the front entry, and at what will probably be the most-lived in-and-around space of the house: the elevated rear porch.
Natural lighting was a huge client priority, so vaulted rear spaces are provided with skylights that integrate with casement windows and transoms that redefine the open-to-nature solarium of the previous design. Carrying the style inside means getting the period details right.
We like the neighborhood, amenities, and commute but the house is U-G-L-Y (and I'm saying that as kindly as I can). The roof is low, the highest part of the house is not that much higher than the main level.
The interior needs updated as well but I'm more concerned about how to update the exterior and is it even possible? What did you do to update your long, low split level?