Exterior of your home pics

Here is where you can show off the pictures of your old home.

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Post by grammacake »

My son In law is in the process of ripping all of the old tin off and we have found some really old tin with scallops on it under the other. Does anyone know how old this is?
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Post by pqtex »

I don't know anything about it, but it sure is interesting.
My great-grandparents' 1913 farmhouse

Too bad the spam got so bad. Some of us have been spending time at the new community for folks with a love of old houses at wavyglass.org

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Post by Heinlhouse »

BobG wrote:Thought I'd say "hey" and post a summertime pic of our gem! If you look real hard, you can see yourself sitting on the front porch with us sharing a mint julep or a lemonade and some fresh baked sugar cookies :)
Hi Bob, I'm originally from Lawrenceburg, but my family moved to Shelbyville in the late 70s. You have a lovely home. You must be close to Shannon Funeral Home and maybe to Mary Helen Miller.

I've been in Lexington since coming to Transy in '83. Just purchased a 1901 Victorian on N Limestone. Wish me luck.

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Exterior colors

Post by msplb »

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Can anyone make a suggestion on a color scheme and pallet that would work for our home. Im at a total loss. Cant seem to think outside the box.

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Post by Mrs._d »


We finished our old house restoration (2007-20014). During those 7 years, we've scraped, primed, and painted the house twice. The first time was a light sage green (Valspar), and it faded badly. Summer of 2014 we re-painted with Sherwin Williams Super Paint called Oak Moss.

Check out 1000+ photos of our whole house restoration from 2007-2014. http://www.1893victorianfarmhouse.blogspot.com

Mrs. D - Wisconsin
The Wrolstad-Quien House 1893

Mrs. D
"Move forward and do what you have to do"

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My new "1920something" home in Lorain, Ohio. Cant put my finger on a build year or style. Recently installed reclaimed canvas awnings from a closed Boston Market restaurant! I thought they went well with the house, after being inspired by the old picture.


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Post by pappster85 »

Built in 1919, purchased in January of this year, this place is going to be my project for the next few years. I can't wait to replace the roof with something more fitting as well as have the wood exterior painted. I am debating on halve round gutters as well. Did I mention there is still cedar siding under that awful fake stuff in the gables. :)
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Post by lesleyjeanne »

My 1925 Bungalow
Closed on my 1st house December 17th and couldn't wait to put up the lights!
Closed on my 1st house December 17th and couldn't wait to put up the lights!
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Post by carmenjames »

I was amazed by all of the houses. they are in very nice condition just like they were before. that was impressive.

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Post by 1920brickbaby »

This beauty will be ours in 1 month god willing once we close... The brick is in such great condition! The roof still slate...
My wonder is what might have been the trim/soffits before the metal was installed.. :( i got a small peak under one part that was missing and it looked like wood was still in there!
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