Visiting Our Frends to the North
June 25, 2015 7:24 AM - InsertSnappyNameHere
What can a teacher and software engineer do with one year and $200k? For starters, they can make a bland house look a helluva lot better.

http://www.designsponge.com/2014/03/before-after-a-plain-jane-house-gets-a-mind-blowing-makeover.html#more-193490
Edited by InsertSnappyNameHere at June 25, 2015 7:26 AM

8 comments
June 25, 2015 8:23 AM - petebklyn
not my taste. beside too much snow and cold.
#1
June 25, 2015 8:28 AM - BoerumHillScott
I like the story because it is not some overdone over pretentious renovation, but I could not really get into it.

It looks like something my poor relatives in Louisiana would do if they ever their hands on a bit of money.
#2
June 25, 2015 8:32 AM - Deleted
i love this.
#3
June 25, 2015 8:33 AM - Deleted
i think it will look even better in 10 years once the siding ages a little.
#4
June 25, 2015 9:04 AM - Montrose Morris
I think it's great, too. I like that they did most of it themselves, and that they didn't try to make it into a French chateau or even a Craftsman. The basic bones of the original house must have been good enough for the add-ons, despite looking like an old double-wide. I like stories like this.
#5
June 25, 2015 9:09 AM - DeLepp
As much as I like contrasts not a fan of the light shakes, hopefully they will age darker.
#6
June 25, 2015 10:26 AM - pepper
Clearly it looks so much better now than before, but I'm really not a fan of the modern "color blocking" trend for exteriors. Great story, though.
#7
June 25, 2015 11:05 AM - ilovestoops
I love it! really like the unusual window placement, and the site is glorious!
#8