My home is a charming 1929 Tudor Cottage with loads of character...at least from three sides. What I mean is that some unenlightened soul did a dreadful addition to our little abode circa 1980 and it is quite, well... UGLY.
That is all about to change though! With the help of a very talent and even more patient architect, Kelly Stockie of Schaub & Srote in St. Louis, we are going to make some major modifications to the exterior elevation while adding a new family room, powder room, en suite bedroom for our teenaged daughter and a lower level covered patio.
These before photos show some of issues with the inappropriate addition. The lack of eaves over the west windows and north side of the addition has created wood rot at the drip edge and damaged several of the windows. Where you see snow, there is rot all along the edge. If you look closely, you can see several holes where a woodpecker has been busily stabbing the structure. We are hoping the damage is limited to the exterior siding.
Here is the proposed plan. Note the centered gable between the two original gables. The new addition will have reclaimed clay roofing tiles as well as mimic the original stucco with half timbers that proclaim a classic Tudor home. We have specified simulated divided light double hung windows like the originals and limestone on the lower level.
I am so excited to see this transformation! Stay tuned each Friday as we chronicle the progress of our project.