Renewed form and function are the stories of this renovation in Minnetonka, MN. New windows, James Hardie board and batten siding, and a new portico were all on the wish list. The Craftsman’s Choice team made the story a real-life tale of success.
These Minnetonka homeowners wanted to replace their siding and make some structural enhancements as well. The project began with tearing off the former siding and installing a few new windows to enhance the natural light in the interior. Once the windows were installed, new James Hardie board and batten siding in Heathered Moss was installed on the upper body of the home. James Hardie lap siding in Heathered Moss was installed on the lower portion of the home. Keeping the color consistent while varying the siding style was a subtle way to add interest to this home’s façade.
Another dramatic feature of this Minnetonka renovation was the addition of a portico over the entry. A pergola was removed to make way for this grand addition. The portico improves function by offering shelter from the elements at the front door. It also adds a heavy dose of style to the form of this western suburban home. The portico brings some welcome dimension to the long line of the façade. The gabled portico is finished with James Hardie soffit, fascia and trim in Navajo Beige. The result is a winning combination of form and function for these lucky Minnetonka homeowners.