"I'd start with the entrance," says Jahn, who suggests down-sizing the enclosed entry porch bumpout by half, preserving some of its storage; centering the front door; and extending a columned portico in front of it. "This creates an inviting transition between the house and street," she says. Adjusting the placement of the windows, adding one, and enhancing them with shutters creates symmetry. It's just what the house was missing," says Richard. "We can't wait to get started."