To remedy the issues with the exterior, and reclaim the home's heritage, Raino-Ogden suggests swapping sturdy porch columns for slender wood ones with paneled bases. Disguising the foundation with low shrubs also lightens things up. A rebuilt second-floor captain's walk would give the Terrills a spot to enjoy sunset views of the river across from the house, while details like roof spires, porch-post finials, and a spandrel are low-cost ways to add character. A blue-gray color scheme makes the style-appropriate, monochromatic palette feel fresh. "We can implement many of these ideas. Thank you!" says Benjamin.