Best Exterior Makeover
Location: Hobe Sound, Florida
Originally built: 1920s
Size: 3,200 square feet
Exterior: HardiePlank Lap Siding; jameshardie.com
Latticework and trim: Extruded aluminum, custom fabricated by Reich Metals, West Palm Beach, Florida; 561/585-3173
Roof: Pressure-treated pine shakes
Windows and doors: Custom, Palm City Millwork, Inc., Palm City, Florida; palmcitymillwork.com
Shutters: Custom aluminum, Gulfstream Aluminum & Shutter Corp., Stuart, Florida; gulfshutters.com
The potential for this home was evident before the renovation (as it appears at left). It had a great scale and was sited nicely with rear water views.
New double-hung windows can be raised to let in sea breezes; likewise, the aluminum louvered shutters can be closed to protect the glass from storm-force winds.