his Stone Mountain project dealt with a client that was attempting to
change the street appeal of their estate with a number of suggested ideas. The
existing structure is a two story with a centered stoop that had a small metal
canopy for cover from the elements. The intent was to alter the front elevation
either by roof line or a roof extension over the stoop to either
incorporate a large entry, porte cochere or full width stoop.
Landscaping was not a major issue with the client; however....as this was the
focal point of the structure, attempting to demolish and re-build a 20 year old
brick veneer was bound to stand out; most likely to the chagrin of the client.
Incorporating large amounts of horizontal masonry with as near a flash and
texture of the existing veneer; capped with a dissimilar paver product as a
break between surfaces would be the ideal method for any of the concepts.
However, the client is an attorney of renown and the final design incorporated a
new appearance to the existing structure that I nicknamed..."The Courthouse"
which seemed to be the right application for this structure given the owners
1st photo as street elevation; box drawings for proportions to match features. Box drawings became 3d models; 3d model became the following renderings