A multi-purpose, multi-use, multi-season outdoor living space.
We used the space above the new basement entry for a covered porch/deck with retractable screens. This gave us a gorgeous multi-purpose outdoor living area.
A convenient basement entry for lake access. There were going to be a lot of kids and grandkids swimming, boating and fishing, so this was a necessity.
This required excavating the foundation and cutting in a door and windows, which created a basement entry that also provided additional outdoor living space.
Better entries and access. The old house only had two doors in inconvenient spots.
A covered main entry was added, which provided direct entry to the home, plus a basement walk-out with direct access to the lake.
More garage space for cars, scooters, boats, water toys, etc.
To expand the garage, we used a portion of the existing garage for storage, then added a 2-car garage addition.
The style points my wife emphasized were stone and wood, in a craftsman-esque look, but with a touch of modern. Vive gave us everything we hoped for.
The exterior stone accents added texture, a rich appearance and nice contrast to the smooth surface of the walls.
The exterior colors on the trim and siding pulled color from the stone to unify our home’s appearance.