Brighten a Dark Facade: After

Nathan planned to repair the damaged stucco around the front door, but the studs behind it were rotted. So he removed the masonry and replaced the framing. For a stucco look, he sheathed the area with fiber-cement panels in a warm gray hue and created a faux-timbering effect by covering the seams with rot-resistant composite trim painted white. A new, open-gable portico protects and highlights the entry without blocking natural light.
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