This Craftsman makeover corrected what was remuddled during the 1950’s – 60’s. The previous renovation resulted in the loss of the homes character defining features.
The siding and windows used were popular during that period and designed for architecture of that period – NOT Craftsman style of the 1920’s.
The homeowner prior to the current owner had gathered the stone and constructed the stonework himself some years back. For this sentimental reason only, the owner chose to keep the stone and use complementary colors allowing it to blend in with the house.
This Craftsman makeover was based on the building structure choosing windows and elements in the Craftsman style. The modernist windows were removed and replaced with new true divided light wood windows. These windows are a style that would have been suggested at the time of construction. The windows are 3 over one double hung.
These windows and a new Craftsman style entrance are the main character defining features that were lost over the years and must be replaced with this Craftsman makeover.
New wood shingles replaced the vertical siding, new doors, fixtures and landscaping. See proposed makeovers as shown below for this lake-side home in Wisconsin.