Help with front elevation ideas - our designer got sick.
Long time lurker, first time poster. My wife and I need some help with design ideas for the front of our house being built. Unfortunately our designer got sick during the design process and was not able to spend a lot time on the front elevation. We didn't think it was going to be too big of a deal, but after seeing it up in framing we're a little worried about the look.
Right now the plan calls for stucco siding (light beige), with hardieboard cedar shakes (natural cedar color), and 3 feet of stone trim along the base. Cedar beams for the porch, and we're thinking bold cedar beams for the gables. Cedar shudders on most of the windows as well.
We're not sure these combinations will work together and unfortunately the house is very flat and simple on the front. One idea was a false bay window on the left to help break it up a bit. Not sure what else can be done to spruce up the look. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated including any redesign recommendations. Right now we're in framing and the roof has been put on so we can still make changes. Thanks in advance for any suggestions.
This post was edited by MarkZrealty on Fri, Mar 14, 14 at 19:55