a closeup of a house with a porch addition and new front door and repainted siding
Photo: Sylvia Martin
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Case Study 3: Welcoming Entry

By punctuating the porch with a dormerlike pediment above the front door, the homeowners clearly and gracefully marked their entry. A single four-panel door topped with a boxy entablature is more historically accurate and visually harmonious than the arched double doors that were there before. And new sidelights make a stylistic connection with the existing divided-light windows.

Dusky blue shades on the siding and shutters echo the multitonal blue-gray colors in the existing shingled roof. Crisp white paint on the porch, cornice, and door and window casings highlights the home's elegant trimwork.
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