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One and a Half Story Home Design

Examples of one and a half story home remodeling designs with before and after pictures.

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    • Stone Exterior Facelift

      This home's original facade lacked unity. It contained an arch over the entry, a flat roofline along the chimney, and large stretches of shingles on either side of the residence. To give the home a tied-together appearance, this facelift included repeating various sizes of pointed gables and dormers.

    • Stone Exterior Facelift

      This home's original facade lacked unity. It contained an arch over the entry, a flat roofline along the chimney, and large stretches of shingles on either side of the residence. To give the home a tied-together appearance, this facelift included repeating various sizes of pointed gables and dormers.

    • Ranch House Makeover

      Elevating brick ranches from a single-story abode to a residence with a second floor living space opens up a multitude of opportunities. On the home's exterior, twin gables and a shed dormer add visual appeal. On the interior, the now two-story living room benefits from the flow of light through the dormer. Before adding a second story, you should consult with an engineer to make sure your home's foundation and supports can handle the additional weight. Adding a second story to a ranch home often requires additional support.

    • Ranch House Makeover

      Elevating brick ranches from a single-story abode to a residence with a second floor living space opens up a multitude of opportunities. On the home's exterior, twin gables and a shed dormer add visual appeal. On the interior, the now two-story living room benefits from the flow of light through the dormer. Before adding a second story, you should consult with an engineer to make sure your home's foundation and supports can handle the additional weight. Adding a second story to a ranch home often requires additional support.

    • Second Story Addition

      The original plan for this 1940s bungalow served as a solid foundation for dramatic expansion. Adding a second story doubled the home's square footage. On the exterior, wide overhangs, broad windows, and bands of horizontal color give the home an inviting appearance and help it blend with its natural surroundings.

    • Second Story Addition

      The original plan for this 1940s bungalow served as a solid foundation for dramatic expansion. Adding a second story doubled the home's square footage. On the exterior, wide overhangs, broad windows, and bands of horizontal color give the home an inviting appearance and help it blend with its natural surroundings.

    • Adding Windows and Gables

      Great exteriors require careful layering of an assortment of design elements. With this home, the facelift included a remodeling that added windows and gables to the top of the dwelling. A covered porch with simple columns graces one side of the front entry and helps bring down the scale. Fieldstones set off the entrance and form an arch pattern around the doorway.

    • Adding Windows and Gables

      Great exteriors require careful layering of an assortment of design elements. With this home, the facelift included a remodeling that added windows and gables to the top of the dwelling. A covered porch with simple columns graces one side of the front entry and helps bring down the scale. Fieldstones set off the entrance and form an arch pattern around the doorway.

    • Cape Cod-style home

      A one-bedroom cottage gets a new life as a Cape Cod-style home. The new facade complements the design of other residences in the neighborhood, which have second-floor dormers and cedar shakes. The addition of a bay window to the right of the front door increases the symmetry of the building.

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      Cape Cod-style home

      A one-bedroom cottage gets a new life as a Cape Cod-style home. The new facade complements the design of other residences in the neighborhood, which have second-floor dormers and cedar shakes. The addition of a bay window to the right of the front door increases the symmetry of the building.

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      Brick Exterior

      Stripping the white paint off of this home exposed the natural brick color. The traces of white left from the paint removal process create an informal country cottage look. Light-colored trim and coordinating fencing mark off the front entrance of the home.

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      Brick Exterior

      Stripping the white paint off of this home exposed the natural brick color. The traces of white left from the paint removal process create an informal country cottage look. Light-colored trim and coordinating fencing mark off the front entrance of the home.

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