A 1909 Craftsman Bungalow Gets A Redo
June 24, 2015 7:43 AM - InsertSnappyNameHere
Edited by InsertSnappyNameHere at June 24, 2015 8:04 AM

June 24, 2015 8:15 AM - Partridge
Whoa, this is nice! Unique, with plenty of personality for Stoops. Is this taken from an architectural firm's site? Who is Arciform?

That mid-weight grey with brightest white possible combination needs to stop. HGTV is too formulaic.
June 24, 2015 8:19 AM - BoerumHillScott
I think this is the best one you have posted.
I think they hit the right balance across the board.
June 24, 2015 9:26 AM - DeLepp
Lovely house but I don't understand the landscaping choices. Looks like they had some well established shrubs which probably needed a trim or thinning out but didn't need a Brazilian wax.
Edited by DeLepp at June 24, 2015 9:28 AM
June 24, 2015 9:34 AM - Partridge
I think the boulders and small plantings are in keeping with prairie style, DeLepp, though it looks young and not established.
June 24, 2015 9:35 AM - BoerumHillScott
My guess is that the existing shrubs right up against the house had to be removed for the renovation.

I agree they could have gone for more mature replacements.
June 24, 2015 9:38 AM - Deleted
i like this except all the dark wood moldings against that slime green wall. yuck.
Edited by Deleted at June 24, 2015 9:39 AM
June 24, 2015 10:34 AM - pepper
I can only see the before and after exterior, which looks great. My work computer is not cooperating with whatever format/technology that website uses.
June 24, 2015 10:35 AM - DeLepp
lp, the 1st one with the outdoor shower is lovely. 3rd has nice property.
June 24, 2015 10:38 AM - InsertSnappyNameHere
i don't like any of the light fixtures and the chartreuse(?) walls are nasty looking. glass block in the potty? argh. the exterior is the only thing i like here.
June 24, 2015 10:42 AM - InsertSnappyNameHere
oh, and i applaud the use of recycled tires for the roof. not sure that it looks like slate as desired though.
June 24, 2015 11:04 AM - pepper
Ok. Got it to work on Mozilla. Stupid out of date browsers. I like the house, but yeah, they need to take the brightness of that electric lime green down a notch or two. In theory, I like dark wood with green walls.
June 24, 2015 11:06 AM - Montrose Morris
I really like the exterior colors. I like much of the interior, my favorite being the new built-in. Interior colors were pretty nice too, except that chartreuse is too strong a color for me. It does highlight the wood nicely, but still, too strong.

I agree that more mature plantings will look much better.

But nice choice, Snappers!
June 24, 2015 1:15 PM - ilovestoops
I think I like the chartreuse with the dark wood - in the amount of it shown in the photo. I'm pretty sure a full wall of that color would be too much.

Our hallways are now sort of the color on the ceiling on the left in pic 11, but a little more green. the paint no one liked (birdshit yellow) was a stronger version of the exterior trim shown in pic 3, but I like the way it looks as trim with that gorgeous blue.

lp: am always amazed at the charming houses available at relatively low prices.