Behold. The most offensive dormer you've ever seen.
|Front view- the ugliest dormer you've ever seen|
When we bought the house, this was one of those "no problem, we'll fix that" areas and was by no means a deal breaker. It actually was faced (very badly I might add) with regular ol' plywood. Painted blue to match the trim on the house. Why?!
The Mister and I questioned a couple of original homeowners around us about it. We had never been able to find another house in our track with the same dormer so we figured that the previous homeowner had made a very bad decision sometime after the house was built. But we learned that the house actually was built with the dormer in the late 60's. I wish I could have a talk with the architect who had the bright idea for this madness. Why?!
Our first thought was to remove it and re-design the roof atop the garage. That turned out to be a more costly fix than we'd budgeted for with all of the other renovation projects going on. The dormer actually structurally travels all the way from front towards the back of the house. It isn't just something that sits atop the roof. So we learned it would not be a quick and easy job like we had hoped for.
|Post stucco work|
Removal is not an option right now. So we find ourselves faced with two alternatives- paint it a darker color to blend in with the roof or tile the face of it to match.
We're trying paint first. Seems the easiest and most cost effective fix.
Crossing our fingers.