Things are coming along here at the Bosch House! Watching the destruction of the garage, with the mess and the equipment and the changing look of the home and lot, has been both fear inducting and incredibly exciting. This is really, finally happening! Over the course of one weekend, both sides of our family combined men and cleared the way for the addition that is coming. On Sunday evening after most of the debris was cleared, I went outside with Eliza and actually started to see our vision of the home beginning to take shape. Without the garage standing in the way, I could better visualize the new space that will be built and all of the wonderful times we are going to have in the space. I think in a couple more weeks, once the space is really cleared and the new foundation is poured, it is going to be even more apparent. To say I’m excited would be a severe understatement. Here are a few pictures to remind you of what the house looked like before and then the progress that was made this weekend.
Seeing all of the progress has me starting to think about design choices for the house. I have always had a pretty strong idea of what I want the inside of the house to look like and feel like, but the outside has been a bit vaguer for me. I know that I want the house to be white, because I love white, but I have been struggling with whether to take the exterior in a more modern direction, embracing its midcentury roots, or whether to go a bit more traditional. I think now I am starting to narrow it down and get a better visual of the exterior design choices.
Here are the front and back elevations of the future house. I can’t believe that in a few months it is going to actually look like this, with a few exceptions.
For the color, like I said, white is the choice. I just love white because of the clean look, the brightness and the way that colors pop up against it. I have really been liking vertical siding lately, especially since it reflects the time period of the existing house. I don’t think I would do the whole house in vertical siding but maybe just the peaks, in order to break it up a bit. This ranch house that I found on Houzz will definitely serve as some inspiration. I love the white (of course), the colored door and the vertical siding.