Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Curb appeal revisited

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.

The front portico looks substantial and formal.

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.


Julia @ Hooked on Houses said...

Wow! That's so cool that you helped her out like that. It turned out great!

Happy Thanksgiving, Derek. :-)

Lauren said...

How come I never knew about this! Even more hidden talents making their way out. You know you're in trouble now, right? That is, if I ever move out of here.