1980s Contemporary Transformed with Traditional Details

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This original home was designed by our firm in the late 1980s as a spec home for a developer who retained us to design 12 houses with “contemporary” shed-style roofs, minimalist detail, and cedar siding with stone accents for exterior materials. About 25 years later, the original homeowner hired us to transform the exterior of the house into a more traditional style home with more detail. To stay within budget, we left the structure of the house intact including the roof framing, several windows, and the stone veneer. The cedar siding, however, had apparently been deteriorating over the years due to a defect in manufacturing and was a continual maintenance issue so all of the 1×6 siding was removed and replaced with low maintenance composite siding and trim. A large entrance Portico was designed with supporting columns and gable roofs were added over the existing shed roofs. To provide symmetry to the new gable areas, the windows on the second floor were replaced with aluminum-clad wood windows. Arched window heads and an arched overhang also softened the straight lines of the original contemporary design. The left side of the house included a two-story wall so we added a one-story faux porch to break up the massing.

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Scottsdale, AZ / Warren, NJ

34522 N. Scottsdale Road

Suite 120-215

Scottsdale, AZ 85266

(480) 474-4184


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