Before & After: An Architect Adjusted Facade

published Mar 25, 2011
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So much of the successful end result of design projects depends on the ability to take risks and think “outside the box” when in the planning stages. Being able to consider the idea of making one big shift opens up many possibilities. This was the case with the story of the redesign of the entrance and facade single family home in Chicago…

(Image credit: Apartment Therapy)

… featured in the current issue of Chicago Home + Garden. According to the feature, the architect Kathryn Quinn has a mantra of “what a difference a door makes” and put that thinking into play on this project.

By relocating the front door from the middle of the entrance area to the side, it created a foyer and the living room gained space for a more accommodating layout.

The exterior bonus of the project was the chance to make some design updates to the facade while the door-moving job was underway. The previously outdated facade was warmed up and improved by the addition of walnut siding and a color change to a light brown for the stucco. It’s like a whole new house!

Check out the full story and all the (very lovely!) interior shots at: Chicago Home + Garden