Before he tackled adding curb appeal, architect Ross Piper made these alterations to the home's overall structure.
1. Leveled the roofline. "This house wanted to be symmetrical," says Ross. A continuous roofline and third dormer did the trick.
2. Upgraded the add-on. "The side needed to feel like part of the same song but a different verse," he says. He enclosed the porch and added a shed-style dormer.
3. Unified the walls. Switching the siding and bricks to cottage-appropriate cedar-shake shingles cleaned up the exterior.