Before we get started, here’s my standard mockup disclaimer: While I can recommend ideas that I think look nice, I have never seen this house in real life and don’t have accurate measurements. I am also not an architect or landscaper and do not know the planting recommendations for your area — I just like to make things look nice. I can’t guarantee that any of the items I put in my ‘virtual’ design will actually work in real life (or that they’ll fit your design style for that matter), and this is not intended to be a professional design consultation. So think of this as a just-for-fun rendering that hopefully gets your wheels turning and provides some inspiration!
Now that that's out of the way, let's get to the fun part. Here's the original image that John sent over. My wheels started turning instantly! I think this home has a ton of potential. It's basically a blank slate at the moment, which is always fun. For my rendering, I tried to give the house a bit of a rustic look, incorporating some stone and timber, but also keep it fairly updated/modern with clean landscaping and a new sitting area. Having a porch/gathering spot was one thing John was really searching for, and I think this option adds a lot the front of the home. It effectively camouflages the split-level look, while fulfilling that request for a porch at the same time. I love how the stone and wood make the entry so much more inviting and grand feeling, don't you? The copper detail over the window on the left side of the house is my favorite. That little sparkle is like jewelry for the house, and really balances out the porch on the other side. I'm really happy with how this mockup came together! I'd say the changes certainly give this home a new rustic split level curb appeal. Isn't it amazing how a few custom details can make all the difference in the world? As I said, this was a fun home to work on, and I hope to see photos of the finished project when it's complete! Thanks for trusting me with your home, John! If you have a design dilemma you’d like to see us tackle, be sure to check out our services page for more info, and don’t forget to follow us on Instagram and Facebook for all the latest! Have a great week! Do you follow us yet? ———> [x_icon style="margin: 0 2px; font-size: 1.75em;" type="facebook-square"] [x_icon style="margin: 0 2px; font-size: 1.75em;" type="twitter-square"] [x_icon style="margin: 0 2px; font-size: 1.75em;" type="instagram"] [x_icon style="margin: 0 2px; font-size: 1.75em;" type="pinterest-square"] [x_icon style="margin: 0 2px; font-size: 1.75em;" type="pinterest-square"]