Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Kape Kod Kick!

And just when I thought I'd never get over Craftsman/Arts and Crafts. I've spent a lot of time studying cape cod and shingle style to identify it's root design in order to implement them well on our current project. In it's original form it is at it's simplest and resembles many homes common in the older Salt Lake neighborhoods.

Born out of Cape Cod influence you get Shingle Style homes which are frequently done as huge coastal retreats.

Of all the homes I've snapped photos of in my "field research" I had this home on my laptop's desktop. My brother-in-law saw it one day in passing and said "hey, I painted that house" That's great cause I've referenced this home for colors, shingles, trims, etc. Now I can get the paint color matches.

And here are some other awesome EXTERIORS I've collected om my Pinterest account.

Here's a sneak peak at the kitchen. I found this article and it contained some similar details we are using. We are keeping with the traditional theme of Cape Cod throughout the home with a more coastal/casual feel.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Holladay Remodel - Exterior Before Shots

This is our current project that we are extremely excited about and we'd like to post regular updates because it's been so fun to see this house transform. Plus the homeowners have put a lot of trust in me so I've been able to flex my "design muscles." It's been my 3rd baby because I've been able to design everything from the floor plan, architectural details, windows, trim details, and everything in between. So if it turns out terrible, it's my fault. But if it turns out awesome.... it's also my fault.

Here's my design of the exterior...well some of the details are inconsistent. This is where I can try everything out first. I have literally buried my head in the cape cod/shingle style homes and am now a self-certified expert on their authentic design. I'm a fan of the cape cod look and will probably incorporate it into my own home...some day. I'll post some pictures of cape cod homes I'm using as inspiration.

And this is what the house looked like as you walk up the driveway. Notice the lack of a front door... confusing.

Ah, here's the "front" door.. it's facing the side yard.

But of course, it's in Holladay so the lot is amazing with lots of potential.