Curb Appeal: Regaining Historic Victorian Appeal

A 100-year-old row house gets an update to enhance its historic appeal, including a flagstone walk, iron railings and a new turret.

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The Harrisons wanted their century old row house to get back some of its historic appeal, but they also wanted to give it a fresh look. Designer Eric Kole was able to use his imagination and bring the Harrison’s uninspired home some historic proportions. Using some period style and materials from the era, Eric was able to revitalize the urban town house into a Victorian classic. Updates included iron railings, a flagstone walkway, new wooden windows, a new red turret and a wrought-iron fence. Stained-glass house numbers added the final bit of charm.



  • Remove chain-linked fence and install rout iron fence
  • Paint brick on house Sage color with an olive trim
  • Install new windows
  • New front door
  • New flagstone walkway
  • Install iron railings
  • New light fixtures
  • Stained-glass house numbers
  • New pots and decorative elements
  • Remove landscaping
  • New roof over entry
  • New decorative turret topper

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