Fetching Front Porch (Before)
The entry—and what surrounds it—are key to making a home welcoming. So the "Grey Poupon" yellow aluminum siding and tiny off-kilter portico on this Clarendon Hills, Illinois, house had to go. In fact, such "updating" had left the 1909 four-square-looking like a shell of its former self. Relying on a vintage photograph, the homeowner set about restoring the facade's original charm. Architect David Raino-Ogden drafted the plan for the facade, and a landscape-design course helped the homeoner devise her own plan and hardscape scheme.