1890s Queen Anne: After

Who: Jim and Barb G.
Where: Ridgefield, CT

To save money, we did a lot of research on colors for the house ourselves versus using a color specialist. We also competitive-bid our stone, brick, painting, and landscaping. We like best that our home is one with a history. It was the home of D.F. Bedient, who owned the hardware store in town in the 1890s, which up until 1998 still bore his name. We wanted to bring this beautiful home back to life, embrace the history of its original architecture, and make it a source of joy and beauty to the street and town. We hope the Bedients would be proud of our work.

Who did the work: We did some of the work ourselves but a contractor did most of it.
Cost: $50,000–$100,000

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