The entry to 822 was probably
the major change we made as far as structure goes
after we cleared the wild growth
you could see the charming front porch and door (which I promptly painted blue)
but it was just too small!
Personally I could have lived with this because I loved it
but the mister wanted a grand entry and finally won me over to the idea
You can't really see them, but those old lead glass and brass porch lights have a wonderful patina and turned the most lovely shade of lavender...they are spectacular!
- took out the old sidewalk and poured a new larger one keeping the curve
- took out the old front door and replaced with stain glass windows
- put double doors where the dining room window was...the large peak was already there
- added the round porch and heavy rough cedar detail
- changed the windows on each side to include diamond bevel windows
- there are 3 other rock homes on our block with very white stone...we chose to leave ours aged
- lots of ideas on your blogs and pinterest for doors and windows
- door catalogs
- googling photos of homes in Normandy and Cotswolds
- again..the home just lends itself to how it should be...bones are bones don't you agree?
The entry today
the old entry today
one of my neighbors told me the lead windows were the jewelry to this house
I have to agree
The mahogany doors are from Borano
The windows were custom from Doors by Decora
The stain glass windows are from eBay
All the cedar has been left raw
The porch stain is from Lowes (and I don't like it)
The knock out roses are from Lowes and I love them
I'm not sure why I was so not for this re-do...I certainly wasn't the one up on that scaffold in the cold winter snow with my butt crack showing!
I can hardly believe this project has long been over and will last the rest of my life no matter how long I live.
I can't wait to invite you in!
the diamond bevel windows and the symmetry
living with a front door that was two pieces of plywood in the winter