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Design snapshot: Understated classical entry

comments (0) October 25th, 2012 in Blogs
KHS Katie Hutchison, Contributor

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The eye-catching color palette used on this c. 1771 entry taps into my fondness for blue and brown combinations. This twist on that combo in blue-green and grey-brown is especially attractive. Add in the striking contrast of the orange pumpkins, and no wonder I wasn't the only one snapping photos of this treat. It would be even more photogenic without the corn-husk witch on the door.

Once you look beyond color, you'll notice the exquisite, beaded clapboards that wrap the elegantly trimmed plank door. The Doric pilasters and entablature are quietly dignified. Simple strap hinges and an iron, latch set beautifully echo the long, brown lines of the clapboards and trim, while contrasting the door color. I wish the granite stoop looked as old as the rest, but it's forgiven.

by Katie Hutchison for House Enthusiast and SquareOne

 

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