Some of you may remember the post I did back in the spring about this house. A reader from Hooked on Houses. emailed me about giving her home a virtual makeover. It was a fun little project. I reved up the photoshop and dived in.
This is the original photo that she sent me.
I started by putting a darker color on the roof. Beefed up the porch pillars.
Just for fun I added a gable to the brick section of the house.
Here I removed the Portico and inserted a pediment door surround,
and for even more fun extended the gable out to create a two story portico.
I also removed some of the over grown landscaping
She recently sent me some pictures of the finished project. I have to say it is a stunning transformation. Some relatively small changes made a huge difference. Now when I say "small" changes I am in no way belittling the amount of work it took to make the changes. I merly meant that it wasn't necessary to make drastic changes to get this great new look.
Beefing up the columns, a new BLACK front door, new light fixtures and a dark colored roof.
Look what a difference it made.
New light fixtures can help any entry. These are perfect.
And you can't go wrong with a black front door.
I congratulate the home owners, and their contractor on a job well done.