Smithdish Architecture

Alamo Heights Remodel

An exercise in “exterior design”, this house called for a master plan of proposed upgrades from roof to ground plane. Smithdish presented a model with simpler detailing, removing the tile roof in favor of a rich bronze metal roof. The existing white double hung windows were replaced with dark metal-clad French casements to contrast with the white brick walls, and the wood shutters were removed. The colonial columns and wrought iron details framing the entry were replaced with a contemporary “floating” canopy of steel and wood. Final touches at the ground plane included weathered steel planters flanking a brick porch, gravel paths defining planting areas and lawn, and stained wood slat gates at the drive.

Landscape and hardscape: Millberger’s Landscaping and Billy Long Enterprises, Custom steel fabrications: Oscar’s Custom Iron Works, Fence: Sam Giesey and The Dexpert Stain and Coatings, Roof by Belden Roofing, Windows by Pella