steve_andrews

Novice attempt at a facelift.

Steve Andrews
8 years ago
last modified: 8 years ago
Hey all--

Gained a ton of inspiration from the site and thought I'd share my partner and I's novice carpentry + landscape attempt at renovating the front of our new house.

Thanks!

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Comments (53)

  • lefty47
    8 years ago
    HI -- Love what you did . Surprised you are a novice . I think you could do this for others !
  • laurae1967
    8 years ago
    Wow, what a stylish look! Great job!
  • kimdee24
    8 years ago
    Love it!
  • hazeldazel
    8 years ago
    Love it! It's a great Midcentury Modern exterior now! Wow! Where did you find the garage door? That's the pattern on my 1959 fixer.
  • DIAspoton
    8 years ago
    great job. especially like the garage door, the street #s and the uplighted landscape. congratulations on your success.
  • onthefence
    8 years ago
    That is absolutely gorgeous! Well done.

    There's another thread here you may have seen but it may have some ideas for you in case you're thinking about changes/refinements. https://www.houzz.com/discussions/landscape-and-paint-color-help-new-house-what-to-do-dsvw-vd~336154

    Also, I love your door - but in the thread I just linked there's a door company that does some really spectacular mid-century stuff in case you're interested. http://www.crestviewdoors.com/browse/gallery.html
  • Steve Andrews
    Original Author
    8 years ago
    Thanks ya'll :). Hazel, I got the garage door @ http://www.etodoors.com/.

    Great price, product, and cust service.
  • lefty47
    8 years ago
    HI - Steve -- We would all love to see the interior , if you have that finished ! Lots of us are mid century modern fans . Thanks
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    Fenstermann LLC
    8 years ago
    Great job, im glad you got the inspirations you needed to pull it off.
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    One Specialty Landscape Design, Pools & Hardscape
    8 years ago
    Wow! The renovation looks beautiful! Great job
  • misecretary
    8 years ago
    Fantastic.
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    Paradise Restored Landscaping & Exterior Design
    8 years ago
    It really looks very nice! You two are pretty handy and artistic!
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    Weaver Home Photography
    8 years ago
    Whoa. Love your house!
  • Steve Andrews
    Original Author
    8 years ago
    Not close to being finished on the inside but here are some pics for you lefty.
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    8 years ago
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    8 years ago
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    8 years ago
    Pt. 4
  • kimdee24
    8 years ago
    I love your home, Steve!
  • David Stallworth
    8 years ago
    You did an amazing job. The house exterior reno looks great. Now all you need to work on is the front garden to increase curb appeal and perhaps add a pebbled epoxy deck around your pool and front entry to further set it off.
  • onthefence
    8 years ago
    Steve, a standing O for you and your partner! Lefty isn't the only one who really enjoyed your pics.

    The inside looks absolutely amazing. You really have a talent for this. I'm so glad you and your house found each other!
  • januarisun
    8 years ago
    Whoa!!! Gorgeous!! You could do this for a living!

    @David, I don't know about the chattahoochee. I can't recall seeing a single chattahoochee deck, that didn't have a a crack in it, and the repairs seem impossible to match. It's a shame; I really love the look of brand new chatt.
  • Russell Hamm
    8 years ago
    Wow! Great job!
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    Lavieestbelledesign
    8 years ago
    I love that you kept with the era of your home! All the mid century modern in your space is perfection!
  • lefty47
    8 years ago
    HI -- Thanks for the interior and backyard photos . You and your partner are doing a wonderful restoration of a classic mid century modern home. You have the EYE ! Good choice of furniture and decor items. It's good to see that another mid century house is NOT being distroyed by bad ideas. Keep up the good work !
  • Jayme H.
    8 years ago
    Great job, love it!
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    Shalini Ganguli
    8 years ago
    Awesome!
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    Brown Bros. Masonry
    8 years ago
    Amazing work! Such a great team. Keep up the good work.
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    Purcell Quality, Inc.
    8 years ago
    Great Job!
  • janishill
    8 years ago
    Fantastic!
  • photogra4er
    8 years ago
    YEEEES, it looks GREAT....I really like the front and how the garage lights up at night. Bravo!
  • mariabennie
    8 years ago
    Wow amazing transformation! I can tell it comes the heart! Keep going!'
  • dreamdesignerintraining
    8 years ago
    Steve, great job! What a huge project. I love what you have done! What a great home. :)
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  • houssaon
    8 years ago
    Thank you for saving another home from the wrecking ball. It is a piece of art that gives us joy!
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    SPACIALISTS
    8 years ago
    Looks Fantastic! Great transformation!
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    Lavieestbelledesign
    8 years ago
    I just shared this link with a fellow houzzer. Your home has stuck in my mind and literally made me fall in love with MCM. Heres her link I hope you can give her some insight :) https://www.houzz.com/discussions/moving-into-my-boyfriends-mid-century-decorated-house-dsvw-vd~392213
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    Rhonda Chen Interior Design Details
    8 years ago
    Love it! Great job.
  • mmilos
    8 years ago
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    Fantastic job! You have great vision.
    The exterior lighting is perfectly done.
  • Steve Andrews
    Original Author
    8 years ago
    Andrea, thank you so much! That totally made my day.

    I can't believe the lady in the post would want to change out all that mid-cent greatness her boyfriend worked so hard to accumulate. Keep fighting the good fight!

    And thanks everyone for all the positive feedback!
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    Will Paine Design
    8 years ago
    Steve, the house looks great. Major transformation and the right way; you've done the house justice!
  • bevballew
    8 years ago
    Beautiful Steve! You are good!!!
  • K B
    8 years ago
    Awesome job!
  • Sandy Rubinfeld
    8 years ago
    Steve, absolutely stunning job on the exterior! I love the lighting, the dark wood siding (could you tell me what product that is and where to get it?), the awesome garage door, the lighting, the house numbers and the way you placed them, the orange door... Those palm trees wouldn't work here, though: I live in Canada and we just had a snow storm! This is a particularly long & cruel winter {sigh} So I am experiencing major house & climate envy...

    I love your living room or great room, too, and your choice of furnishings. Are you in the art or design business? You have such a keen eye!
  • libradesigneye
    8 years ago
    Wonderful, and thanks for the photos because they reminded me I've kibbitzed on your back patio design. Great query about the cedar? ipe siding you installed horizontally - great look. For more inspiration about site walls and arbors that have modern lines, see this guys website - really creative and wonderful modern options to inspire. http://www.kirsch-korff.com/Pages/design_guides_and_portfolio.htm
  • Sarah Jones
    8 years ago
    Hey Steve, amazing job!
    I agree with Sandy above^^^ How did you do the wooden facade on a siding house, did you remove the siding? Details please!
  • leslie179
    8 years ago
    Looks great! We have just started a facelift on our 1950's bungalow and hopefully it turns out as great as your's
  • Steve Andrews
    Original Author
    8 years ago
    Thanks all :).

    Sandy -- siding is ipe decking 1x6. I purchased this from advantagelumber.com! And to answer your question, no, no formal art training here. Just scary trial and error.

    Sarah -- ipe was screwed into pre-existing wood siding as seen in the before pics. The vertical strips were used as mock furring strips.

    I plan to switch up the wood in the back of the house to tigerwood. The plan is to side the wood paneling that lines the bottom part of the house and carry that under to the ceiling. I'm tired just thinking about it!
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    9H Builders
    8 years ago
    Nice job on your project.
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    Paradise Restored Landscaping & Exterior Design
    8 years ago
    Cool - interesting work!
  • mariabennie
    8 years ago
    Beautiful home! Don't stop!