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Imagine the Possibilities!

This is what Main Street did on this amazing exterior home make-over. Our client, the owner of a large estate lake home north of Stillwater, was interested in removing all the stucco and the failing exterior deck due to water damage and infiltration.  After interviewing several local builders and being unimpressed with their presentation and design ideas, she called Main Street after receiving our positive recommendation from a good friend.

Her only instructions were, "Surprise me!" To be granted such unfettered design instruction is both a wonderful opportunity and a risky proposition, however, Main Street loves a good challenge. Prior to finalizing our design ideas, Mark and our client spent hours looking at houses; pointing out their details, analyzing the different exterior siding options, and discerning what separates the ordinary from the timeless and classic design we intended on presenting.

"I will know it when I see it," she told us, and once the vellum drawings were unfurled across her kitchen table, no more than thirty seconds passed before a partnership was formed. Construction proceeded swiftly, the stucco was removed, cedar shingles reclad the exterior walls and a windswept screen porch was transformed into a quietly elegant three season room boasting an elevated "Eagles Nest" observation platform above.

Imagine the Possibilities . . . .

Imagine Main Street!

The eagles have nested near this lakeshore home for years.
  This yearling bodes a good omen for Main Street.

This is a lakeside view - old.

A lakeside view - new.

     Front elevation early spring.

Front elevation, late fall. Notice the new prominence of the front entry.

     Old front entry.

New front entry, new cobblestones, chilton stone veneers and double doors.

Paver entry stones, planter ledges, brackets and wrought iron glass entry door.

Old side elevation with deck that was falling off . . . .

New side elevation, wrought iron railings, cobblestones, fireplace and outdoor room.

Another late fall view - stone skirting wraps home and hot tub has built-in decking.

The Eagles Nest outdoor promentory with a bold view over Lake Carnelian.

     The "crowning" achievement on a magnificent project.
Three cheers to Jodi whose vision fostered this transformation!

The outdoor fireplace - too beautiful to soil with the soot of burning wood.

Click here to see our YouTube video of the transformation!

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