Mercer Island Rambler Exteriormotionspace2018-08-28T20:49:51-07:00
A 1950’s ranch home is transformed with a modern color palette and materials
MERCER ISLAND, WASHINGTON
We updated the exterior of this mid-century Mercer Island residence with new Parklex® siding, new windows and doors, and a fresh paint scheme.
The owners also wanted to better define the entry of the home. A new steel canopy was designed to contrast with the natural wood siding of the home. The canopy is constructed of steel C-channels which are warped to give the canopy a more sculptural feel. Steel decking on the underside of the roof adds to the industrial appearance of the sculptural canopy design and reflects light in various ways during the day and at night. The canopy appears to be supported by a single steel column which pierces the stone paving.
Project Info & Tips
A dark color scheme will often help make other materials, like wood panels, stand out
Steel can often have a cold, uninviting look. Mixing in stone and wood can provide warmth to the overall design
We built a wood full size mock-up of the canopy before finalizing the design. The owners were able to approve the design from the wood mock-up, avoiding expensive changes in the steel fabrication