Beautiful Historic Ocean Grove NJ, is a seaside resort town boasting street after street of beautiful, highly ornate Victorian buildings. This is the town that gives gingerbread ornamentation its name. Sadly on March 13, 2010 a devastating 4-alarm fire struck Ocean Grove NJ. The fire burned through nine structures, six were destroyed including the Manchester Inn B&B at the heart …
Before & After photos of OHG color consulting projects.
Future improvements: Replace sliding doors with french doors and landscaping.
Bad House Design – Don’t do this to your home!
This porch was recently built by a contractor. Although the entire porch is ugly and not designed properly I would like to point out the porch skirting only. Notice the builders design on the left and the corrected version on the right. For a full explanation and to understand porch design better than most builders go to our website here.
Plainfield NJ has one of the best preservation minded communities, an excellent Historic Commission, and a terrific city planner that is trained in historic preservation. These photos just show you that although the best help is at your finger-tips, homeowners still think they know better. Sooo glad they are not my neighbors!
Design and Preservation Info.
It’s a sin to remuddle the interior of a historic home but a bigger sin to alter the exterior. This considerate homeowner thought of the appearance of the neighborhood when installing this garage. Although we don’t recommend this it’s still pretty unique! Read the full story with more pictures here.
From the Architectural Heritage Center:
Demolition as we all know is a huge problem for older homes. The Architectural Heritage Center in Portland proposes to update their strategy. No need to re-create the wheel. Their plan may be what you need in your own town. Read the full article here.