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Terry Spencer commented on Terry Spencer's blog post Arts & Crafts or Coastal Style?
"Thank you Phil. Those unsightly spindles do look pretty ugly. I think building a wall would be a good option. Part of me thinks we should remove the whole balcony but it offers a fantastic view of the lake."
Dec 6, 2012
Phil commented on Terry Spencer's blog post Arts & Crafts or Coastal Style?
"There are likely code issues on the height of that balcony. I hate the look, but you should very carefully probe into the local codes inspector as to what is allowed, or at least ask around to see if codes are strictly enforced.  These high…"
Dec 6, 2012
Terry Spencer commented on Terry Spencer's blog post Arts & Crafts or Coastal Style?
"Thank you for your input Marlin. I think you are right about the iron railing. It is funny but now that it is pointed out, I can see how the balcony is way too high. I wondered why I didn't like it. We are thinking of removing the carport…"
Dec 6, 2012
Marlin Schorr commented on Terry Spencer's blog post Arts & Crafts or Coastal Style?
"Rather than iron, which doesn't pick up on any details of the house at present, I'd consider trying to blend it into the roof--it is too tall the way it is now, and just using thicker members will accentuate that even more.  I'd…"
Dec 6, 2012
Terry Spencer replied to Shelley's discussion Removing glued carpet
"Any paint stripper will loosen the adhesive once you get the carpet up. I have used a few different kinds or that jelly stripper. Apply with a paint brush in an area of about 2 square feet. Let it stand for fifteen minutes. Then scape it off with a…"
Nov 6, 2012
Terry Spencer commented on Terry Spencer's blog post Arts & Crafts or Coastal Style?
"Thank you, James. You have given me some things to consider. I have always loved the A&C style and your ideas would further enhance the look I am going for. Your thoughtful analysis is much appreciated. Could I ask you a question? Down the road…"
Oct 24, 2012
James Martin commented on Terry Spencer's blog post Arts & Crafts or Coastal Style?
"With rusticated stone columns, the roof pitch and the dormers it is almost arts and crafts as it is.  You might enhance that look by replacing the railing on the second floor with thicker members more typical of an A&C house.  Also the…"
Oct 24, 2012
Toni commented on Terry Spencer's blog post Arts & Crafts or Coastal Style?
"That house says coastal look to me."
Oct 15, 2012
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Arts & Crafts or Coastal Style?

Our new lakefront cottage has a vintage look and I am trying to decide if an Arts & Crafts look or a Coastal look is more appropriate. I think an Arts & Crafts look is tougher to pull off but I really respect and admire that style. A coastal look may be more suitable to something that is lakefront and is easier with all that wicker and white paint.  Any thoughts? I have attached a picture of the front. …See More
Oct 15, 2012
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Arts & Crafts or Coastal Style?

Our new lakefront cottage has a vintage look and I am trying to decide if an Arts & Crafts look or a Coastal look is more appropriate. I think an Arts & Crafts look is tougher to pull off but I really respect and admire that style. A coastal look may be more suitable to something that is lakefront and is easier with all that wicker and white paint.  Any thoughts? I have attached a picture of the front. …See More
Oct 15, 2012

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Tell us about yourself:
Self employed graphic designer with a passion for design and older homes.
Tell us about your old-house experiences and dreams:
Restored a circa 100 year old home and have recently purchased a cottage on l large lake in Ontario.

Terry Spencer's Blog

Arts & Crafts or Coastal Style?

Our new lakefront cottage has a vintage look and I am trying to decide if an Arts & Crafts look or a Coastal look is more appropriate. I think an Arts & Crafts look is tougher to pull off but I really respect and admire that style. A coastal look may be more suitable to something that is lakefront and is easier with all that wicker and white paint.  Any thoughts? I have attached a picture of the front. …

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