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1906 Brick Queen Anne Victorian

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By robilium

1906 Brick Queen Anne Victorian

1906 Brick Queen Anne Victorian. Click the photo for a larger view.

1906 Brick Queen Anne Victorian

1906 Brick Queen Anne Victorian. Click the photo for a larger view.

My House:

Our house is a 1906 Brick Queen Anne Victorian. It is four stories tall in the back and three stories in the front. It has numerous stain glass windows. The main roof is brand new weathering green slate, there are new copper sub-roofs, and copper gutters. The previous paint colors were brick red, and green. The brick has very small lime mortar joints colored red similar to the brick. The house is in a historic district but we are free to choose the colors.

My Project:

We recently replaced the slate roof and front shingles and added copper sub-roofs. We now need to paint the trim. I have always liked the look of cream + brick but the historic district recommended a red matching the color of the brick. I find that the red hides all of the nice wood work and would like to avoid that.

Advice

  • What would be the best trim color?
  • Would cream look bad?
  • What other suggestions would you have?

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