When you look at this historic house, do the exterior building materials
serve to define the visual character from a distance? Yes.
LOOK + IDENTIFY
You can see the playful ways wood has been used here horizontal
siding, shingles, cut outs, and applied ornamentation in the gable ends
and on the porches. The contrasting paint colors create a dark and light
pattern that also draws attention to the exterior materials.
WHAT IF THE MATERIALS ARE ALTERED? When the color and patterning or texture of the exterior materials
are dominant, they should not be altered. For example, if the wood were painted
a single color, the decorative wood detailing would tend to "drop
WHAT SHOULD YOU DO?
Preserve character-defining exterior materials during rehabilitation!