This Victorian circular porch was restored to the original design to reduce maintenance.
This house has a circular wrap-around porch on the right corner of the house.
How can a rectangular porch roof cover and protect a circular porch and balustrade below from the elements? It can’t!
Unfortunately an earlier homeowner replaced the porch roof and took the cheap way out. Bad move!
The cheap way doesn’t save money in the long run.
Since this roof does not cover the circular balustrade, it allows the effects of rain, snow, and sun to be a maintenance nightmare
I am surprised a builder would agree to do a job like this! Compare the two below.
When this house was built in 1915 the porch roof was constructed of tin had built in gutters and was painted. The slope was minimal and barely visible from the street except for the turret at the corner.
When the tin roof failed the roofer increased the slope way too much in order to install asphalt roofing shingles. In the process to make it easier and reduce costs to the homeowner the turret was removed.
Our old house restoration service graphically redesigned the porch roof to a style closer to what it was originally. Now a circular porch roof matches a circular porch and balustrade. This will protect the porch and reduce maintenance considerably.
This is both a practical and aesthetic renovation. Although an expense now, this will help preserve this historic porch and reduce future expenses.
With the new image OHG created, the homeowner can easily instruct their contractor on what to do.
New Victorian paint scheme brings a white house to life.
With an all white house, many design details go unnoticed. See how new period paint colors can impact curb appeal of a house. The bands of horizontal trim is a nice feature on this house but goes unnoticed when the trim and body are one color.
Shutters would be a nice touch but are not needed as they were on an all white house. Many times homeowners add shutters for an extra zip to liven up the house. Sometimes a simple color change makes all the difference.