I'm researching window design today - surfing around on Houzz, pinning photos onto my Pinterest windows board. And all of a sudden I realize - most of the window styles I'm drawn to are very simple, very clean, very .... modern.
Except for when I was college-aged, I've always liked clean, simple lines in furnishings. Stickley furniture, and the Scandinavian styles. And so today I assess that against The Gifford's style, which (to me) is craftsman. I've lived in a few arts & crafts style houses - rent houses - with the big wooden porch columns and the wrap around porches, and I have always loved them. But even from the beginning when I fell in love with The Gifford, the heaviness on the front of the house sort of went against my grain. Although it is strong, and supportive looking - cozy, even - now I wonder -- is that timber over the porch too heavy for me?
I love the wood. I love the homey coziness of the wood - it's warm. I don't want to lose all of that. But I do like a modern clean window style. And with that, comes styles like this:
|The corrugated metal is a little too utilitarian for me, I think.|
|Love the green. Prefer the vertical lines to horizontal.|
So now I contemplate: can I keep the same original roof pitch and shape of the house, but apply a more modern exterior to it? The interior plan and design of The Gifford strikes me as modern, and clean. Well, maybe not modern, but clean for sure - and not overtly craftsman.
Metal siding would also have advantages to the traveling - light weight, water resistance...