We need new front elevations for a new addition to a ranch house to include (1) enclosing the current front porch (26'x14') and a adding couple additional feet depth for a lobby/LR area (to allow for footings), (2) adding an attached two-car garage in the front with a (3) circle drive and water feature in the circle, and (4) raising the roof (ceilings) to 13-14' across the middle of the house (min. 26" width and 40" depth through the house.) We bought a grand 10' high double door unit to be centered on the front entry.
We hate the red brick and will paint it on all other facades of the house. So, the new front facade can incorporate stone or stamped concrete that will look good alongside painted brick.Garage to be added at front can be a complementary material. Do not want 2nd floor. Connecting the roof lines of the side rooms with the higher 13-14' center section will represent the artistry. Front facade is on busy noisy highway, so we want ti minimize windows on front elevation. Existing fireplace stays. Large front lawn but desperately needs turnaround drive, and would welcome a circle, perhaps with water feature at center. Need passage from new attached garage into house at same grade... trying to avoid any stairs except at front entry.
Prefer to stay with the footprint of existing house and will reconfigure some rooms within those side rooms (More interior projects will follow). New roof will be required so there's some freedom to rework side rooms
ceiling and roof accordingly. House is in $400,000 neighborhood, so must budget accordingly to not overbuild for the block.