the Belmont TV Project from 1993
Photo: Keller & Keller
« »

9. Restore original materials when it makes sense

The "before" photo of the Belmont house, taken before its renovation in 1993, is a forlorn, asbestos-siding-covered shadow of this handsome "after" shot of the Shingle-style beauty. The original wood siding was mostly intact when it was uncovered during the renovation, so it was worth the investment to bring it back to life. For extra credit, the homeowners decided to put real cedar shakes back onto their "roofy" 1907 home, though only on the street side, where the look matters most.
Ask TOH users about Befores and Afters

Contribute to This Story Below