This home was originally a 1950's split level design that had had an extensive Prairie makeover both on the interior and exterior. Several problems required addressing to the post-Prairie renovation. To enter the house, one had to walk through the one car carport, which of course was not secured and the family’s second car was consequently parked on the front yard.
The modified front facade project consisting of relocating the main entry to the front of the house, accessed through an intimate, barrel vaulted archway that is designed to be sympathetic to the exterior. A new tandem garage is located along side of the house, which required a zoning variance to allow it to be built in the side yard. The driveway was redone, eliminating the on-grade parking space in the front of the house. A front planter located under the bank of five first floor windows helps to transition the massing of house.
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