Just a few tweaks, mostly cosmetic, along with some simple carpentry, transformed this 1950’s brick ranch-style house into a timeless Greek Revival home.
Built along the order of the day in the ’50’s, this was considered ‘leading edge’, not plain at all. This sort of all brick, low-ranch adaptation was quite a leap forward from its all-siding, shotgun & dog-trot predecessors popular only ten years before.
The central shutters were removed, pilasters added, new material overlaid on the center-area brick, and a decorated gable was built.
A close-up better shows off the concept’s details.
Here’s a short video demonstration.
Altering the style of an existing structure is easier than it seems.