Our home in suburban Detroit, MI was purchased as a foreclosure. Despite its haggard appearance it was in a prime downtown location, with an open modern floorplan. Working with a local architect and general contractor, our concept was to bring a modern yet timeless look to the exterior that is complimentary to the surrounding Craftsman and Mid Century homes. Construction began in Spring 2013 and completed in Spring 2015.
The exterior features a modified roofline that brings everything into a single, horizontal line emphasizing horizontality. Visual width is also complimented by the white band running around at the midpoint of the house. The high-contrast Iron Grey and White paint scheme is complimented by black window frames, taking it out of its monochromatic beige 1985 original state and giving it a much more modern look. Most of the windows were enlarged, skylights were added and the fireplace was removed to make room for a panoramic view of the back yard. Details such as the commercial aluminum and glass garage door, paneled rear wall LED lighting throughout and front porch privacy screen add to the modern yet timeless look. 
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