A couple of houses in the Elmwood village – one block from one another – have been coming together quite nicely as of late. Both houses are situated along Anderson Place, just west of Elmwood Avenue. Over the last few years I’ve been watching the transformation of these houses, and others like them, in the surrounding neighborhood. What I especially like about these two, is the color choices that the owners picked out.
The first house (still being worked on) featured has a memorable streak of red running along the eaves and shingles that could, have easily been scrapped due to the frivolous serendipity that most would scoff at. To me, the red colored elements make the house. The addition of stunning wood doors with the arts and crafts style overhead light is the pièce de résistance. The “before” image is from Google circa 2007 – pretty bland if you ask me.
The second house (still being worked on) once featured an enclosed front sun room. The house was formerly cloaked in some pretty horrific siding, which is now being replaced with clapboard. The front enclosure was scrapped, and the owner mentioned that the front yard will soon be a garden rather than a front lawn (see Google image circa 2007). Once again, the color choices make the house pop in way that makes a passerby stop and take notice, especially when looking at the old color scheme. I would be happy to have a house such as this as my neighbor.