The Fisher Front Entry and Breezeway

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The Fisher Front Entry and Breezeway
Project Type: Renovation Location: Coldstream, BC

The challenge was to create a breezeway between the home and the existing detached garage and update both exteriors to create a consistent look. We also wanted to create an efficient, more welcoming foyer as it is the main entrance for family and guests. This was accomplished with a very small 144 sq ft covered entry addition. A 400 sq ft timberframe breezeway was built to connect the house to the detached garage.
Details:
Removed original entry door and created a practical foyer with double closets and a bench
Removed the existing front entry closet and added a new vaulted entry to open up the space
Added Ditra heat mats with durable ceramic tiles in the new front entry
New custom entry door with transom windows and side lights to give the exterior pizzazz
The home was left undisturbed except for opening up the one wall where the front door existed
Matched existing hardi siding and aluminum soffits to reduce costs
Special features:
10 x 10 engineered rough sawn timber posts and beams
Rough sawn fascia added to the existing garages and the main home to tie in the new timber frame entry and breezeway
Westcoast Panel Natural Stone added to the new posts ,the existing home and triple car garage creating a very inviting new court yard and front entrance

With the removal of a one large tree and numerous shrubs, the landscaping was then updated within the new court yard
New LED lights motion lighting was added on the breezeway timbers for easy access
Security cameras were installed for additional security
Low maintenance exposed concrete and a new xeriscape gave this new addition and renovation a crisp new look