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What "style" is my friend's house?
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   The brick addition was added to the original stone building sometime around 1840.  I believe the windows are 6 over 6 with nice deep window sills..  Is it Federal, Georgian or American Greek…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Sean Maher Mar 12.

Green tinged siding
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   After stripping my german siding I've noticed all the boards have a green tinged to them.  Is this remnants of the original paint color or an early version of pressured treated lumber?  The house…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Amanda Stroud Jul 28, 2014.

How do I entice a Contractor--Follow Up
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     Well I lucked up a ndfound a contractor for my "can of worms" kitchen window project.  Thank goodness for neighbor referrals!  And for a contractor who inspired confidence that  once he ripped…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Amanda Stroud Jun 26, 2014.

How do I entice a contractor
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To do a “can of worms” (per my neighbor) project?  Need to switch out a falling apart kitchen window and repair the almost guaranteed rotted framing around the window and siding.  I can take the…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Randall Marder May 11, 2014.

 

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Sean Maher replied to Amanda Stroud's discussion What "style" is my friend's house?
"I'd also say Federal/Greek.  Looks earlier than 1840, but the architectural conservative thing is real, especially outside of cities.  We have houses with full 18th century wall paneling being built right up to 1800 around here, with…"
Mar 12
Amanda Stroud replied to Amanda Stroud's discussion What "style" is my friend's house?
"  I like that, architecturally conservative.  Which one of the reason I've tried not to get too wild and crazy with "frills" on my 1909 front gable house.  Am trying to help Ms. Garrison with a kitchen remodel as she…"
Mar 11
caseypratt replied to Amanda Stroud's discussion What "style" is my friend's house?
"Hi Amanda, Casey from Charles Town. Jefferson county was very architecturally conservative. Houses with shapes like this were built up until the civil war. But the thing is, between 1790 and 1860 it would be more likely to see window/door/window…"
Mar 11
Phil replied to Amanda Stroud's discussion What "style" is my friend's house?
"That porch doesn't look original to me.  That doesn't make things easier.  Looks Georgian.  While not high fashion architecture in 1840 houses like that were built in the countryside until at least the civil war."
Mar 11
James Olson replied to Amanda Stroud's discussion What "style" is my friend's house?
"Maybe someone will overlook the chimney placement and side gables and call it a Georgian-Palladian.  Or, maybe, someone will assume it was two rooms wide and one just room deep and call it that silly name: "I-House".  So, be…"
Mar 10
Amanda Stroud replied to Amanda Stroud's discussion What "style" is my friend's house?
"     Huh.  I thought it was a favorite past time of people on this site. Someone posts a picture asking the same thing then the arguments in the forum begins.  It's late Victorian.  No it's Carpenter…"
Mar 10
James Olson replied to Amanda Stroud's discussion What "style" is my friend's house?
"No one could tell you that without knowing the general layout of the rooms and location of hallways.  But what you could get is the style of the façade: (American) Georgian Colonial."
Mar 10
Amanda Stroud posted a discussion

What "style" is my friend's house?

   The brick addition was added to the original stone building sometime around 1840.  I believe the windows are 6 over 6 with nice deep window sills..  Is it Federal, Georgian or American Greek Revival. I'm thinking determining the style of the house will help guide the direction of the kitchen gut.  The house is located in the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia which of course would have still been part of Virginia at the time. Thanks,Amanda (WV)See More
Mar 10
Amanda Stroud replied to Jennifer Garinger's discussion Aluminum windows and siding?
"This is not quite my forum as my house was built in 1909 but couldn't resist the subject.  I have a similar house, without the cool hinges :)  Anyhoo, this was last summer's "fun" project.  Noticed I didn't…"
Feb 25
Bill Hendrickson replied to Amanda Stroud's discussion Replumbing a House
"For the deck, check out TWP Stain (Twpstain.com). This is our second year of using it on our white oak deck. Easy to apply and looks great. But you will have to use it twice a year, spring and fall, once after winter is over and just before winter…"
Oct 25, 2014
caseypratt replied to Amanda Stroud's discussion Replumbing a House
"Hi Amanda, Since we're are in essentially the same town, I'd be happy to recommend my plumbers. So I'm sending a PM. Pex may be a good alternative since it can sort of be fished up through walls unlike rigid copper. Casey"
Oct 24, 2014
Lorin Craig replied to Amanda Stroud's discussion Replumbing a House
"wow, that looks amazing!"
Oct 23, 2014
Amanda Stroud replied to PStewart's discussion Painting old Victorian roof stripes on an asphalt roof? Photo and suggestions...?
"      'Afternoon.  Is switching out the current shingles with colored shingles in shapes and sizes that would replicate the pattern out of the question?  Lovely home by the way, Amanda (WV)"
Aug 11, 2014
Amanda Stroud replied to Amanda Stroud's discussion Green tinged siding
"Whoops I meant everyone :(  "
Jul 28, 2014
Amanda Stroud replied to Amanda Stroud's discussion Green tinged siding
"     Am glad to hear everything, plus me, thinks it's from the original color of the house.  Especially since I'm painting it a robin's egg blue.   Thanks everyone, Amanda(WV)"
Jul 28, 2014
Randall Marder replied to Amanda Stroud's discussion Green tinged siding
"Yes it paint and primer residue acting like a stain penetrating into the soft grain.  Yours Randall www.rmdesignconst.com "
Jul 26, 2014

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