Remodeling Split-Level Exterior – A common complaint among split-level homeowners is that the front of the home is attractive but the sides of the home and the side of the garage are largely ignored.Some neighborhood friends recently put their sweet split-level home on the market.
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Robert Gerloff Residential Architects solicited comments from homeowners about what they liked, disliked, and would change about their 1960’s or 70’s split-level or split-entry house.
Sean and Claire painted the exterior, added outdoor living spaces, upgraded the landscape and gave the house a fresh, modern look.
Sean has a little bit of a leg up on the yard improvements because he runs his own landscaping company Butler Constructs.
Although Sean is the landscaper by profession, the planting beds were a labor of love for his wife Claire.
Claire also put the planters together combining ferns, caladium and white impatiens to maximize curb appeal and make the entries more inviting.
Sean added some smaller architectural features that collectively make a big impact like the trellis over the lower level entry, new doors, added windows.
The couple also made a lot of improvement to the deck and screened porch area on the right side of the house including adding horizontal boards and wire railing to keep consistent with a modern, updated look.
A simple arrangement of Oleander and moss is planted in a terra cotta bowl outside the downstairs entry.
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