Ester Exterior

The initial, and dominating program for the design was based on maximizing back yard space on the over-sized lot we had to work with. Once we came to terms with room relationships and overall schematics, we were slightly puzzled as to what the exterior of the building was going to look like. Our client took a trip to Central Illinois where he took a picture of his grandmother's late 1800 Italianate / Greek Revival farmhouse. Upon showing us the picture, and sharing stories of his Grandma Esther, this new house known as "Esther" was born.

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a2kathla
a2kathla added this to Exteriors13 Apr 2019

We realize this is idiosyncratic. Mainly, Katherine has a fondness for the tall, skinny windows of these older buildings (there are some around Ann Arbor, too), and the roof overhangs are generous.

karen6186
Karen added this to Dream Houses7 Jun 2018

New house - looks like an old Italianate house! Too big for a second home, but a fantasy home nonetheless.

ksenese
ksenese added this to Bennedict Exterior10 May 2015

window trim and brick with limestone look good

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