Deer Park Exterior Makeover

Ready to raise a family, this couple found a spacious brick house on a quiet cul-de-sac. It was an odd looking house, but it had plenty of room for kids and was well built. Over the next 23 years, the family grew and the interior of the house was completely updated. The design of the exterior was always a sore spot and, with the interior improvements, it was even more disappointing. They always wanted to change the mansard style roof and strange looking dormers, but assumed it would require removing the roof entirely and rebuilding the second story.

  • A large gable end was constructed over the front entry with a deep horizontal lower roof to provide protection from the elements.
  • The gable end was nicely detailed with fiber cement stucco panels, trim boards, and a decorative truss at the peak. The gable detail was mirrored at each dormer window.
  • Large decorative brackets support the lower roof.
  • A premium asphalt shingle was used to give rich texture to the roof surface.

The Elevations team suggested working with the existing second story structure. By cleverly adding some effective new elements, the look of the house was completely transformed. The house is visible from a well traveled road, and many people who watched the progress turned off to see the finished project. So many people stopped, that the homeowners commented that they would soon need to sell tickets.