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Searching For the Right House Colors
American Foursquare Home

American Foursquare Home

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Built in about 1910, this charming home is a classic American Foursquare with hints of Queen Anne styling. The owners, Amy and Tim, loved the natural, tan-toned brick, but they also wanted to accent the architectural details. The couple began to search for historic colors that would highlight the window sashes, moldings, and other trim.

About the House

Typical of the American Foursquare style, Amy and Tim's home has a symmetrical shape, wide eaves, and low, hipped roof. The main portion of the house is brick. The dormers are sided in the original gray slate. The main roof is a reddish-gray color (mostly a light terra cotta color with flecks of light gray and charcoal gray). Although the house was built in about 1910, the sunroom was probably added later.

About the Neighborhood

Located in Southern Ohio, Amy and Tim's home is surrounded by turn-of-the-century homes in a variety styles. The area includes a few Tudors that have been painted bright blue, sunshine yellow, neon green, and other bright colors. However, most of the homes in this neighborhood are conservative. Lavish "painted ladies" are not the norm here.

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