Homeowners from Cumming, GA owned one of the few stucco homes in a golf course community featuring mostly Southern, traditional homes clad in brick, siding or stone. Prominently situated on a corner lot, their home seemed austere and out of place.
During a two-month renovation, the home’s personality was completely altered.
Exovations, a remodeling company familiar with the Southern aesthetic, enhanced the front of the house with a broad portico covered in rich stone and brick. They added custom mahogany entry doors and details like new four-board shutters to create a warm and inviting exterior that matches the character of the neighborhood.
Tired of the dated stucco look, the homeowners wanted to make updates. They hoped to:
- Work within the existing lines of the home without making significant structural changes,
- Create a beautiful covered entrance,
- Incorporate warm natural colors and materials, and
- Add architectural details
The goal was to develop a new design through the use of exterior finishes, and to apply them in such a way that they looked appropriate given the existing lines of the structure. While the project was largely aesthetic, any damage discovered was to be remedied using durable, low-maintenance replacement materials.
The client had specific ideas about styles and decorative elements they hoped to incorporate, and shared their wish list with Excovation's talented design team.
Project Type: Exterior Facelift with Stucco Removal
Location: Cumming, GA
During an initial consultation, the homeowners expressed their interest in giving the home a fresh look in keeping with current styles in the neighborhood. Their desire was to create a durable, low-maintenance exterior incorporating stone, brick and wood elements. Following the consultation, Exovation's designer prepared a rendering to help the homeowner visualize the design.
The aging stucco exterior was beginning to exhibit cracks and had reached a point where maintenance would soon be required. The homeowner used the opportunity to change the cladding altogether to something much more updated.
Builder-grade materials made this entrance less-than inviting.
Only minimal alterations were required for the project. The new gabled portico roof was added, which made it necessary to shorten the window above the front door. After removing the existing door unit, the doorway opening was reframed to accommodate the larger replacement doors.
Upon approaching the front door, visitors are greeted by a broad, airy portico.
The arch between the columns echoes the radius top on the custom mahogany doors, and frames the view to showcase the doors and the brick detail.
The final effect was a beautiful new look without major restructuring.
“We love our new updated home, and apparently so do the neighbors," the homeowners told us. "We have gotten so many compliments on the new look."