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"RANCH TO COLONIAL"

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 yard.

Unfortunately, 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 plantings

Finally, brick trim is added to the existing walkway. This serves to add flow and pull together the colonial theme of the house.

 

 
 
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