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.
Add a two-car garage and suggest a new exterior appearance (from a picture of new houses in the Drummond Designs collection) that would eliminate the lenghty effect of the facade. Raise the roof and replace the exterior sheathing, if need be.
Add a story allowing for a vast master bedroom with a shower room and a spacious wardrobe. Modify the first floor to expand the bathroom and convert a room into a painter's studio. Change the exterior brick. Emphasize the main entrance, add a turret and a balcony.
Since the family is growing, living space becomes a serious issue. Four bedrooms, a master suite included and a comfortable bathroom are required. A second story is the answer. Take the opportunity to remodel the exterior of the house.
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.
While teenagers need more room, parents ,on the other hand, need more intimacy . So we are asked to add a new volume to the house for a new master suite with private bathroom.We are also asked to renovate the exterior to make it look different.
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.
Expand the house to provide a two-car garage and a family room with a wood stove in the right rear corner and an access to the natural landscape. Make the rooms above the garage larger and finally change the whole look of the 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.
Give the house a grand style more fitting of its location along the St. Lawrence River. At the same time, make a little room for expansion in order to accommodate a desk, an exercise machine and a guest room and improve the windows on the back to better enjoy the river view.