Victorian Fixer-Upper Before and After

Curb Appeal took this Victorian from drab to fab by paying attention to the details.

  • Katherine Baer and Mike Paul knew their Victorian was a fixer-upper when they bought it, but the busy couple couldn't find the time to make improvements.
  • Designer Jennifer DiStefano restored the home's charm by adding lots of color and emphasizing the intricate Victorian details.
  • Damage in the yard caused by the couple's dogs was repaired with a neat pathway of rectangular pavers leading to the gate.
  • The chairs were a housewarming gift from Baer's mother.
  • The bland white paint was replaced with subtle yet effective colors.
  • Details such as the stained-glass replacement window help pull the makeover together.
  • Gingerbread molding is the final detail to complete this Victorian transformation.
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