The Witches House was originally built on a studio lot in Culver City, California as a set for a few silent films including Hansel and Gretel. In 1924 when the studio shut down it was moved to its present location located a few blocks from Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills where it then became a [...]
What Type of Gutters Should I Use for a Historic Home? We all know or should know that gutters are a necessary feature on a house. Gutters divert water away from the house to prevent damage to your home and foundation. While many houses may not have originally had gutters, they are still recommended to [...]
Almost 99 percent of window shutters on homes are wrong resulting in very bad curb appeal. See if your shutters are bad and learn what to do right to make your home look its best.
Examples of Good vs. Bad Window Shutters BAD: Shutters are mounted to sides of window and flat against siding. They look flat and cheap. No shadows. Good: Shutters are mounted on hinges on the window casing providing the appearance of being able to close. Depth and details are obvious. Bad: Fake plastic shutters. Better to [...]
Look at old photos. If you don't have any, look around your neighborhood for similar houses and see the kind they have. You can usually tell if the shutters are original. Keep in mind that your house may have been built in 1800 and the shutters replaced in 1900 with a style popular at that [...]