Qualified Remodeler Magazine

JUN 2017

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Amundson points to a mix of practical and desirable during the planning phase. "We did get a price for replacing [all the siding] because it's a 100-year-old house or so. You've got multiple layers of paint, some alligatoring, some scrapping, and so it would have been wonderful to have just changed it all," he says. For budgetary reasons, the homeowners opted to patch and repair where the siding had deteriorated. e ce- dar shingles on the upper portion of the home, cedar lap on the lower part and the new siding surrounding the porch addition were repaired and replaced with AllPrime 4-inch lap, and then everything was repainted to blend. In total, the siding segment took about six weeks and, once it warmed up enough, a few more weeks for painting. Admittedly, many pieces of the project were a chal- lenge for the TreHus Architects + Interior Designers + Builders team, but the result is an award-winning project. is Kenwood Park Remodel project won a 2016 B.L.E.N.D Award for Addition/Remodel; a 2016 Chrysalis Award for Residential Exterior; 2016 NARI Contractor of the Year Gold Award in the Residential Exterior Over $200,000 category; and a 2016 Master Design Award in Gold for Exterior Facelift. | SHOWING ITS AGE e new front porch was planned and constructed around an existing bay window. While the size of the window did not change, it did need some TLC. "All that changed was the existing bay was slanted and had drooped over the years, so we basically just straightened it out and put a new window in," Amundson explains. "On either side of that bay window, we put in full view doors to let more natural sunlight into the living room and just give a much more open feeling in connection from the living room to the porch, thus to the front yard." In the back of the house, a single door and window were removed to create a better connection between the existing sunroom and backyard. Now, the space—which took approximately two months to complete—features a sliding glass door with windows on either side. e new doorway is protected by a copper canopy roof with the same beadboard ceiling as the front porch. An ipe deck with hidden fasteners replaced what Amundson describes as a "flimsy, wood little step," and created space for a table. A privacy wall blocks the deck space from the view of the closest neighbor. While parts of the exterior phase involved adding new elements, another piece was restoring what existed. In place of a flimsy wood step and single door, the sunroom now connects to an ipe deck via a sliding glass door. A privacy screen creates separation from the neighbors when the deck is in use. Before PROJECTS: Design Solutions 28 June 2017 QR QualifiedRemodeler.com

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