Major Home Transformation on Dramatic Site in Pickens County, South Carolina
The low existing porch was removed and a new porch roof was added that gives greater emphasis to the front entrance. The additional height in the front porch opens up the view from the dining room which opens onto the porch through new french doors. Along with the new cupola, the new porch gives the house greater presence on the hilltop. The original red brick was painted a warm color to blend with new stone and cedar shingle siding. Shuttered details cover the original octagonal windows in the gables.
The main house and new three-car garage with guest house above are connected by a ramped breezeway. The entrance to the breezeway from the parking court frames a view of the mountains beyond (left).
The two-bedroom, two-bath guest house (below) includes a small kitchen and a sitting room with a private covered deck on the view side of the building.