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Old 04-12-2013, 03:06 PM   #1
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Thinking of purchasing this home but the wife and I hate the front of the house specifically the horse shoe entry way. Anyone have an idea to make the front of this home more appealing? Thanks in advance


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What is it that you dont like about it? The shape? The finish? The materials?

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The shape.
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Well changing the shape of that could be pretty easy. What shape would be better for you?
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I'm thinking square but not too sure. Any suggestions on how to make this look better?
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I gotta tell you, I'm sure I can think up some ideas on how to make it different. But better?? I think it looks pretty darn good the way it is.

When my lady and I bought our house we drove around the neighborhood and looked at other houses that we like to get ideas about curb appeal. Are there any houses in the neighborhood you like better?
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I also like the arch.
But hate the huge windows in the rest of the house.
What view would warrent windows that big from that side of the house?
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Square up the entrance and add a nice portico.
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Seems OK to me, but the garage looks like an 'add-on'. Why not carry the garage roof-line across the entrance to form an open (or closed) porch.
That way it would hide the arch, or you could square it off.
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I actually think that first floor window could be larger to improve the scale between it and the archway. Why anybody would suggest "dinky-fying" nice windows amazes me.

The arch does not bother me so much but I would trim it out to match the rest of the trim. Right now the trim makes it look a bit like an afterthought or something.

I guess a skylighted extension of the garage roof could work but that is quite a bit of space for a front "porch" you would probably not use for much?
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Seems OK to me, but the garage looks like an 'add-on'. Why not carry the garage roof-line across the entrance to form an open (or closed) porch.
That way it would hide the arch, or you could square it off.
Very Nice Tony. I agree with Joe re the upper windows, Maybe Tony can sketch in smaller Colonial double hung windows with grilles for you, and a Bay window in the front there for some releif?
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JUST Square out the round opening

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With just a few cosmetic changes, OP's house could be turned into something really nice.
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I'd paint the rocks around the archway to match the trim and call it a day. Live with it for a few months. You may end up liking it.
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