The owners of this two-story colonial in suburban Maryland wanted the exterior of their house to reflect their modern sensibilities. But they didn’t want to break the bank—or risk upsetting the traditional neighborhood’s apple cart. Also on their wish list: low-maintenance materials.
Replacing the existing gray vinyl siding with fresh, white fiber cement panels gave the exterior a big lift. The vertical orientation of the board-and-batten profile and sleek black aluminum-clad replacement windows come a long way in creating the contemporary exterior. The updated front entry completes the modern makeover with its chunky overhang, gray-painted slab door, single-panel sidelight, and vertical stainless mail slot and house numbers.