The existing, manufactured home was intentionally placed sideways on the lot, with the "as-designed" entrance on the south side. To accommodate the lot and the driveway access, it was turned 90 degrees when it was built and thus what normally would be the side view of the home, was now the front. Needless to say, there was not a lot that was done to camouflage the “manufactured” look of this home, and much of the existing finishes were long overdue for replacement.
The client's vision included a unique front porch overhang that added exceptional curb appeal; an expansion of the kitchen and core of the home to accommodate their family's needs (and the benefit of hosting gatherings); as well as an added screened in porch that brought the whole project together.
Tired of the "manufactured look" of this home, our clients came to Meadowlark wanting to beef up the curb appeal and to better incorporate the front deck area into the overall exterior aesthetic. They also were tired of the awkward spaces and the poor flow through that home that was the result of having the home turned sideways on the lot. Finally, the home was long overdue for much-needed updates both inside and out both - especially in the energy efficiency of the home.
A unique cedar portico was added to the front of the home to break up the horizontal lines of the front facade and to better tie in the existing front deck with the overall front elevation of the home. A small addition on the side of the home completely transformed the awkward traffic flow in the home and opened up the spaces to loads of natural light. A screened porch, included in the addition, created the perfect spot to unwind with a good book and glass of wine at the end of the day. All this packaged in a modern, contemporary aesthetic that our clients were longing for.
Working with designers from Meadowlark Design+Build, it was determined that only a small 177 sq. ft. addition was needed to enhance kitchen utility -- all the while providing a visually connected but separate screen porch -- reminiscent of one from the owner's childhood. The open and inviting interior reconfiguration now aligns with how the family lives and entertains, as the striking exterior transformation removes all traces of the classic manufactured aesthetic to make this home a truly magnificent "before & after" story.