This proposal is to simplify the small extruded masses / annexes of the building to create more clean, sleek, boxy, and linear figure of the building. This design retains the existing building shape as much as possible in order to reduce replacement costs. Some existing walls (especially the one in the frontage view, next to garage) are thickened, extruded, and heightened to create one bold 'wall panel' that acts as a frame that will break the monotonous existing facade / massing of the building (giving an accent that is quite planar / linear / vertical). This wall is made of concrete or exposed plastered wall; which can be continuous to the foyer and hallway inside (please note there are possibilities to put artwork along this entrance corridor).
The new entrance is a simple box frame, made of corten steel / corrugated steel finish, which will give a more modern - contemporary style to the house, which will create an ever-changing colors through it's aging period.
The rest of the facade is pretty much simple, mostly using cedar wood lap siding finishing and exposed plastered / concrete at some parts.
After a long consideration, we suggest that the roofs are better to be left as they are, since creating new entrance, decks; as well as extruding some facade walls and overhangs/eaves can block it's awkwardness if being seen from human's eye level view. With correct treatment at the overhang / fascia; the roof shed can be 'hidden' when we see it from a close view. But from faraway, the existing tall figure of the roof is good to give more 'volume' to the building massing.
Please notice that there are some little adjustment on the floor plans. For instance: workshop is moved to the back of garage, internal staircase is reshaped to be more linear and having more grandeur view to the rear / back of the house (strengthen the linear concept, connecting the front foyer and the open living space at the back), and for sure having more exposure to lights; and some corridor arrangement at the lower level.
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