The homeowner of
this ranch style house wanted a more colonial look.
Starting at the front porch, Beryn Hammil's design begins
by removing the wrought-iron railing and low header beam
and replacing them with white painted wooden items that
are more traditional to the colonial style.
The new items add
punch that is noticable from the curb. The door is
painted white to match the new railing, and finally, the
random assortment of fixtures are replaced with matching
brass fixtures, including a new door knocker, light
fixture and mailbox. These fixtures add colonial stylings
and provide more visual continuity.
By replacing the
dark iron lamp post in the front yard with a white wooden
one, the feeling from the porch is brought towards the
front of the property and adds interest to the
the large cypress trees have outgrown their
attractiveness and create a risk of cracking the
foundation of the house as they continue to grow. The two
trees are removed and replaced with small foundation
trim is added to the existing walkway. This serves to add
flow and pull together the colonial theme of the