Blueprint for Improvement:  Major curb appeal in Carmel



This home was built in 1995 and is in the Avian Glen neighborhood on the east side of Carmel.  The homeowners were looking to update the straightforward brick façade with architectural details to provide more of a “wow” factor.


  • A portico was constructed over the front door, supported by six columns.  Not only does it provide a beautiful focal point for the home’s exterior, it is larger than the previous covered doorway, so it is practical, too!
  • The new crescent-shaped patterned concrete stairs are flanked by metal handrails, which perfectly frame the beautiful new French double doors.
  • The tongue-and-groove ceiling is stained white pine.  New light fixtures and oversized planters complete the transformation.

Larry Greene is the owner of Case Design/Remodeling; email him at Visit for more remodeling inspiration and advice.