The house was built in 1912. We’re just beginning to prepare, patch and paint the exterior again, after 10 years. It’s a Craftsman style home with wide overhangs, plenty of exposed wood inside and out and broad window and door mullions. Heavy wood beams form a triangular truss over the full-width front porch. At each corner of the house there are cantilever 6x6 wood beam corbels extending out over diagonal kickers that support the end rafters of the gabled roof. The 6:12 roof has a high center ridge running full width, with lesser ridges running forward and back, so each side of the house has a large gabled end. It’s painted in a four color scheme. The stucco walls below the gable ends are light brown. The gable ends above the first floor and the 3 roof dormers are covered in cedar shingles, painted dark green. The wood beams, window mullions and door trim is all painted dark brown and the narrow wood window casements are burgundy red accents to the brown. The south facing carriage house doors were in the worst shape of all and in danger of deteriorating quickly so we started with the restoration of the doors.
Camera: Olympus Imaging Corp. (E-5) |
original size: 1400px x 1050px |
Current: 600px x 450px |