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Edwardian Add-Ons Taken Off

A 1906 Edwardian rowhouse goes back to its roots with a makeover that complements its classic Edwardian style and also blends in some modern flair.

Before

A 1906 Edwardian rowhouse that's taken on some mismatched design add-ons over the years goes back to its roots with a makeover that complements its classic Edwardian style and also blends in some modern flair.

This Edwardian house is actually split up into two homes: an upper flat and lower flat with different owners. Homeowners and neighbors Matt Ryan and Robert Newbold get help from designer Paul Duchscherer, who wants to refresh the exterior with some authentic touches, take out the out-of-place Mediterranean touches, and add some color to make the home stand out from the curb.

After

Here's how they accomplish it:


  • take out the Mediterranean style arch
  • remove terra cotta roof tiles
  • put in a new square portico to match the roof
  • install square columns and new molding on the portico for a classical look
  • new railings
  • repaint the body a warm tan, with dark tan on the base, and black trim
  • add wood molding pieces and plaster ornaments with silver leafing to dress up the facade
  • the front bay gets all new windows
  • a lattice gate for the sidewalk
  • plants with lots of green and white: flowering kale, azaleas, cyclamen, and an Italian Cypress for the porch
  • decorative accents: brushed nickel hardware and silver house numbers

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