Who: Robin Martin
Where: Manchester, MI
What she did: Added a historic color palette—and major curb appeal—to
an 1870s Italianate plagued by a serious case of the beige blahs.
Why she won: Sacrificed a summer vacation and nine months’ worth of weekends to bring cheery period charm to her home’s tired-looking facade.
Shown: Peeling paint and rotted boards undermined the beauty of this 1870s Italianate.