Recently DRW Design Build had the opportunity to do some maintenance work on a wonderful mid-century modern house near Forest Park. The 1962 house has been sensitively remodeled over the years by our clients, a painter/designer and an architect, but after 50 years, elements of the building were in need of replacement.
Our work on the south elevation (pictured) included installing new windows, flashing and siding. The solar shading was originally supported by 18’ tall wooden posts, which had become buckled over time. One by one, we swapped out the existing for new galvanized steel columns. In addition, some of the exposed roof beams were experiencing rot, which required careful removal and replacement of the affected areas.