The house's location being much appreciated, the owners only want to refresh the exterior look, and include, if possible porches to better enjoy the overview. They are asking us to improve the foundation and exteriors walls' isolation. For them, the interior is perfect as it is.
Give this house a new look without too many modifications inside to minimize the costs of renovations. Add a turret on the facade to increase the size of the dining room on the ground floor and the master bedroom upstairs and to let more light into each room .
Expand the house significantly in order to provide more bedrooms for the needs of this large family. The main entrance must be relocated and more functional. Eliminate the log cabin look outside but not inside and aim for a "victorian" look overall.
Expand the second floor to obtain a more interesting volume and also a fifth bedroom. Add a sun room on the rear side in harmony with the existing one. Cover the exterior walls with a new sheathing which preserves the country style. Replace the existing doors and windows.
Improve the porch to better enjoy the beautiful scenery in the front and in the rear of the house. Replace the exterior sheathing of the walls and of the mansard roof. Improve the rear entrance. Provide more intimacy for the rear terrace.
Add a carport with integrated storage in the roof. Add a new balcony to the left side of second story. Replace windows and garage door. Modify some openings. Replace siding and shingle. Give more style to the entire house.
Improve the architecture of the house by adding a carport, a porch, a small den and a room on the second floor. The materials selected should require very little maintenance. Relocate the main entrance if necessary.
Add a 4-season sun room to the rear of the house to enjoy the sun year-round plus a view on the garden. Create a terrace on second floor enjoy the sun from the master bedroom. Make sure the enlargement fits the house's spirit with the least exterior maintenance as possible.
Add a garage large enough for two cars and an atrium, taking into account the existing access to the basement. Preserve the Charlevoix cachet of the actual residence. The project should also include a shaded patio.