After 26 years on Lake Minnetonka’s Phelps Bay, Steve and Pam Anderson decided their home was more than ready for an exterior remodel.

Not only was the 1980’s Tudor-style façade looking dated and worse for wear, but water damage from leaky windows was starting to threaten the underlayment.

Designing the new exterior for the 11,000-sq. ft. home was an exciting challenge. “Steve and Pam wanted something completely different from what they had,” said the Exteriors by Highmark Project Manager. “Our design utilized lap siding and shakes along with architectural details to achieve a rustic yet contemporary look that plays up the home’s interesting angles.”

The facelift began with the removal of the original stucco and planks. After repairing damaged areas, Highmark installed LP SmartSide® lap siding, cedar shakes and trim to achieve the look of a lake cottage and complement adjacent stonework. Highmark also created the home’s striking trim details that give the home it’s true character. The keystones above each window were individually hand-carved.

Architectural wood details include the radius design seen on the street side of the home (above) and brackets below the soffits all around the home, lending a warm, lodge feel. A framed sunburst medallion wall provides a unique focal point

An engineered wood product, SmartSide is known for rugged performance as well as durable good looks. It’s also a green product that uses small, fast-growing trees from sustainably managed programs, in tandem with safe, low-emitting resins. Given its many qualities, SmartSide is a great value for Minnesota homes that take a beating from the weather.

Both Steve and Pam love their home’s new look, and appreciated Exterops by Highmark’s attention to detail and communicative style. “We’re very pleased–it doesn’t look like the same house,” says Steve. “And Highmark was right on top of everything. Their team always returned calls, as soon as possible; as a business owner, I know how important that kind of customer service is.”

Like the look? Call us at 952-641-6086 today for a free estimate for your home.

Tudor-style home before with white stucco siding and brown planks to remodel transformation with lap siding and shakes.

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