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Results found for "cape cod- front porch"

  • cape cod calamedy, the house was built in 1929 and so many changes have occured to it that it is hard to figure out how to bring it back and make the front more welcoming. The house has light brown vinyl siding and the railings are also white vinyl. I have thought about a new front door and moving the steps to the front of the porch., Home Exterior Design

    cape cod calamedy

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  • Front porch of our Cape Cod, Here is the front porch of our Cape Cod. It's a beautiful place to sit and watch thunderstorms roll in. Each new year we enjoy nesting Fork-Tailed-Swallows at the NW eve of this cute and cozy porch., Porches Design

    Front porch of our Cap...

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  • Awesome inside......awful outside, Our late 70's 1.5 story has been completely update inside, but the front of this family home is so BORING it puts the squirrels to sleep! We would LOVE a Craftsman look, but this house is nowhere close. Is it possible to add styling cues to take it from bland to grand? What do you think of the present look? Somebody give us some ideas!!, Home Exterior Design

    Awesome inside......a...

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  • Our Cape Cod home in Florida, We built our Cape Cod style home in an all brick neighborhood in Florida.  I am sad that we are having to sell it and move 800 miles away., Home Exterior Design

    Our Cape Cod home in ...

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  • What a transformation!!!, When we first purchased our home about 4 years ago we knew it was going to be a "fixer-upper"!  One of the first places we started was on our home's exterior.  We wanted to make our home look bright, friendly and approachable.  I think the pictures speak for themselves!, Home Exterior Design

    What a transformation...

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  • Cape Cod to Craftsman, We love the porch and could not be happier.  We are just thrilled with this transition.  The most amazing part is that the house is still the same width, but looks much bigger.

Thank you all for the kind comments.  You have no idea what we have gone through to accomplish this.  We were ripped off by the first contractor and have been sleeping in our living room since the spring of 2005!  I think we will finally be using the new space in about another month.

We had a big beautiful elm tree on our parkway.  The trees are what attracted us to the neighborhood so it broke our hearts when it began to show signs of trouble.  We tried everything to save it, but after several years it finally died.  We replaced it with a Ginko as they are supposed to be very disease resistant.  , Home Exterior Design

    Cape Cod to Craftsman

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  • Front Proch, This is the transformation from last year to this year, Porches Design

    Front Proch

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  • Before & After Cape Cod to Colonial, I wanted a porch, and then we kept going. Changed all of the windows, changed front from vinyl siding to real bricks. Re-did both sides of house to matching vinyl siding. The back was already brick from a previous addition, and I always pictured the front being brick too., Porches Design

    Before & After Cape C...

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  • Our country home, We love our cozy 1900 sq. ft. Cape Cod style home with 3 sided wrap around porch in the country.  It is a one level with three bdrms, two baths, nook, screened back porch, utility room, and 3+ car garage.  Surrounded by 8+ wooded acres and wildlife.  We constructed the block wall along the drive, back filled up to it, and landscaped around the entire house.  Geothermal heating and cooling  help maintain economical utilities., Home Exterior Design

    Our country home

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  • Our Old Kentucky Home, The house dates probably to around 1900 and maybe even earlier.  A business acquaintance in city politics is something of a  local architectural historian as her office and connections has given her access to older plot and tax records.  We've been able to sleuth out quite a bit so far.  Pre 1924 info is based on old maps and  fence talk to older neighbors who are  second and third generation in the same houses.  The story goes.....

The original house was a single story salt box 2 or 3  room log cabin, perhaps an out building or farm hand residence of what was once the Wycliffe farm, a large farm that existed over this neighborhood before the turn of the 20th century just across Main Street/Richmond Road from the Henry Clay Estate, (Secretary of State 1825-1829, Speaker of the House 1811-1825 and Senator for KY).  It is believed that what is now the back, facing downtown, may have originally been the front.  I'm told there was a fire in 1924 and the the original structure was gutted then rebuilt that year.  This meshes with known records showing the road that is now Preston Ave. first being cut in that year and the house showing up on the tax rolls for the first time in 1924, said to be a common practice to first assess when there was a change in use of the structure and/or when the city first laid in road access. 

This 1924 rebuild added a second story with two bedrooms.  The original footprint is still all 10 to 12 inch yellow pine logs said to be plentiful here around that time set on a stone foundation with central log pilings down the center.  The second story is rough honed heavy and medium timber.   What was the kitchen of 1924 became a nice size pantry when in 1960 a new kitchen addition was added across the back.

In 2000, the house was remodeled again and all the electric, plumbing and mechanicals were redone at that time.  A second story bath was also added that year.  It was a nice surprise the day we closed and stayed our first night in the house to find photographs from  previous owners who had done work and additions to the home laid out in the kitchen.  If we ever leave here we must keep this quaint tradition alive and continue to pass these and our own down to the next owners.  It gives one the feeling that this house has been continuously loved over the years.

The current configuration is 3 bedrooms-2up&1 down, 2 baths-1up&1down, formal living room, formal dining room, pantry/laundry room, kitchen, basement.  What is supposed to be the master bedroom we use as a study/guest room and we use the upstairs 3rd bedroom as a sitting room to make a master suite of the second story., Home Exterior Design

    Our Old Kentucky Hom...

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  • Home Exterior Remodel / Adding Color and Stucco, We took existing, old cinder block cape cod, and turned it southwestern with color and stucco.  Adding an addition and new extended porch, doors, windows, and roof.  Also added a 650 sq ft addition to home rear., Home Exterior Design

    Home Exterior Remode...

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  • Cape Home - One Story, Cape style home that doesn't look like one story living, but is!  Also handicapped accessible, no stairs on front porch., Home Exterior Design

    Cape Home - One Stor...

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  • Outside, Front view of my little Cape Cod, Home Exterior Design

    Outside

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  • 1922 Cape Cod Renovation, We bought a 1922 Cape Cod in the Philadelphia Metro Area.  It needed a ton of work but we got a great deal.  I started with a screw driver and a role of duct tape but through YouTube and Google, I self-taught my self everything from carpentry to plumbing. After 2 looooong years, it's not the best but my wife is pleased so I'm happy., Home Exterior Design

    1922 Cape Cod Renovat...

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  • Newly Divorced  with New home, Im recently divorced after 28 yrs of marraige, and I just purchased my 1st new home, alone. It a fixer upper, and I love that, but I'm stuck! I cant decide what to do with the breezeway and the doors. I will have siding put around the garage and other areas of the house that's not brick, similar to the paint I splotched in the breezway, but I cant decide if I should leave the breezeway white, have shaker shingles in that area or have it the same color as around the garage. Im also torn about the front and side door. Should I buy a new, fancier door with or without a window? I was thinking window and have it frosted but my sister says no window. Also, the side door window on new door or not? Also, what would you do for landscaping in the front? I have to make a decision ASAP! They'r already putting the roof up. Next will be the rest. Thanks!, Home Exterior Design

    Newly Divorced with ...

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  • This House needs curb appeal, before and after, Definitely needed curb appeal what do you think?, Home Exterior Design

    This House needs curb ...

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  • Front View of Our Cape Cod, The front view of our cape cod near Milwaukee Wisconsin.  Inside pics at addictedtodiy....not all rooms are pictured - we are still working on living dining master and office., Home Exterior Design

    Front View of Our Ca...

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  • Unusual Cape Cod, Our house was built in 1936. It has 7 different levels inside the house (lots of steps up and down)! We converted the garage into a family room about 15 years ago  and have added a good size kitchen this year. Our lot is almost 3/4 acre. (large for city lot)., Home Exterior Design

    Unusual Cape Cod

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