exterior… baby steps

i’m sure it was a beautiful house in it’s day. i really do hate to knock it so much because, in 35 years, chances are all of my design choices will be passe and laughable. but really… its a super ugly house.

so we immediately removed the diamond grids from the front “quad” window (they mercifully snapped right off) and replaced the swirly, gingerbread house trim with flat stock.

i’d say its a pretty good step in the right direction.

out of necessity, some windows and the roof will be replaced in the near term.. i’m dying to replace that storm door, lose all the shutters and paint the garage doors.

i’m also dreaming up a plan to break-up the slanty roof line with a portico – maybe a simpler version of this(?) :

Ranch to Rustic traditional-exterior