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Restore Former Glory: After

Paint: The couple borrowed the six-color scheme from the original stained-glass transom in the bay window, selecting Sherwin-Williams's Prairie Grass for the body, Smoky Blue for the fish scales, and Toile Red for the door, windows, gable decorations, and porch skirting. Creme covers the posts, balustrades, fretwork, and most of the trim. Exceptions are the central gable's tongue-and-groove details, in Naturel, and the belly band trim, in Tiki Hut.
Windows and door: The single-pane windows are originals, and the multipane ones date to 1905, when two sun porches were added. Claudia and Russ scraped, caulked, and refinished the woodwork. The glass-paneled front door is original too, but a clunky vestibule that had surrounded it was not, so the couple removed it early in the renovation.
Turret: To replace a rotted roof above the sun porches, Claudia and Russ splurged on a turret, a hallmark of the Queen Anne style. Reproduction stained-glass windows, framed and insulated with plexiglass, elevate the grandeur.
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