So much of the renovation of our home has been limited to the interior of the
house. That's not to say that we don't have big plans for the exterior of the
house but we don't have to look at the exterior as much as we have to look at
the interior so it has to wait. Sadly our neighbors are the ones who have to
suffer through that!
The exterior has changed very little in the last 50 years and yet it has also
changed drastically. The house has maintained its original footprint but sometime
in the early 70s the shingle siding was covered entirely by aluminum siding, the
same affliction that befell both houses adjacent to it.
The house is an a-symetrical shingle style Victorian with a large front porch made
of old-growth douglas fir, a stone basement (granite) with no bulk-head access.
The windows are all single pane, single light sashes with working sash weights
and 70s-80s era aluminum storm windows (wish we had the original wood ones). A
lot of the details are in the attic windows where there's a Paladian style window
in the front dormer and an Eyebrow window facing the lake (one of about 10 houses
in the city so equipped).
Aside from some paint, a few new storm windows and shoring up the front porch, we've
only really done some landscaping and some work on parts of the siding. Check them