The owners of a 1970s house in Arlington with a run-down, unattractive exterior contacted architect Matthew Guenther and builder David Merrill to improve its curb appeal. The exterior renovation also addressed problems with accessibility to visitors via the front entry.
|The house was clad in vertical plywood siding that looked dingy and dated.||HardiePlank lap siding and HardiePlank panels clad the house, making it both attractive and environmentally friendly.|
|A combination shed and carport created an unsightly structure on one side of the house. An unused balcony added nothing to the overall look.||An oversized one-car garage replaced the carport; opaque glass garage-door windows framed in metal convey a modern feel.|
|The front door was not visible from the street and was only accessible through the carport.||The roofline was extended to create an overhang. Beneath it, an L-shaped porch lined with pillars enhances the home’s appearance. The porch connects the driveway to the home’s entry, now front and center.|