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Architectural Details

Period-appropriate finishing touches and style elements to add beauty and value to your home.


Architectural Details

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Employing the design "rule of three," a clay-red accent color is repeated three times: on the roof tiles, on the lower edge of the slatted gable, and at the base of the columns. This highlights key features and keeps the eye traveling from the bottom of the house to the top. | Photo: Courtesy of Bennett Frank McCarthy Architects

Curb Appeal Ideas for More Street Cred

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Sliding barn doors in this house by LeGault Homes appear to be outfitted with metal trim, but it's really metallic gray paint--a more affordable option. | Via youhouselove.com

House Crashing: The Whole Show –

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Sliding barn doors in this house by LeGault Homes appear to be outfitted with metal trim, but it's really metallic gray paint--a more affordable option. | Via youhouselove.com

House Crashing: The Whole Show –

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How about these industrial-style chairs and steam-punk breakfast-bar supports? Via Lizmarieblog.com

Cozy Industrial Home Tour -

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The addition's roofline echoes the side-facing gambrel roofs and has a bumpout with shingles to match those added to the existing dormers.

Bumping up the Charm

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Southern Living is challenging home improvers to rethink lattice. Show here: a breezy side entry to a sunroom with Moorish arches that invite guest in.

Decorating Resolution 12: Rethink Lattice

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Which kind of molding suits your house best? Check out this chart from WindsorOne, a made-in-the-USA fabricator with a huge selection of historically accurate interior and exterior trim.

WindsorONE Document Library

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Experience this guided, interactive and immersive 360 Virtual Tour of Frank Lloyd Wright's Taliesin, Spring Green, WI including his house, studio, school and estate.

take an interactive tour of frank lloyd wright's taliesin

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Bridging the dormer roofline created a spot for another pair of windows. Now the space multitasks as a dressing room, a guest room, and a reading aerie. | Photo: Anthony Tieuli

Charlestown 2014 House, After: Worth the Wait

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Fresh take on sliding barn doors in a modern Washington state farmhouse with interior design by h2 design + build.

MODERN FARMHOUSE - H2 Design + Build

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Reputed to the be the oldest operating inn in America, The Wayside Inn is an historic landmark located in Sudbury, Massachusetts.

Gorgeous vintage lockset as seen on Claire's Field Notes.

Claire's Field Notes

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Herringbone brick floor by Dovetail Homes, Atlanta, GA

New England Inspired

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Rustic homes call for equally relaxed wood garage doors. Shown: Carriage House Door Co. model 3020K insulated wood sectional with reclaimed barnboard, $5,000; carriagedoor.com

All About Garage Doors

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Add a finishing touch to your garage door with a pergola like this one with arched brackets by Three River Stone.

How to Replace or Revamp Your Garage Doors

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Arched wood garage doors with divided-light windows and herringbone panels give this home the look of a Victorian-era stable. Shown: Northwest Door Heritage Classic model C008C sectional insulated western red cedar, starting at $3,000; nwdusa.com

All About Garage Doors

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Check out the magnificent renovation of the famous schoolhouse featured in Hitchcock's "The Birds!" | via Houzz

Houzz Tour: Meet the Schoolhouse Saved By ‘The Birds’

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Three shades of gray bring out the stunning details in this Pennsylvania reader's Italianate.

Readers' Clever Upgrade Ideas That Wowed Us IV

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The pros and cons of installing glass (or tough plastic) garages. | Photo: Courtesy of Raynor.com

All About Garage Doors

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Actress Jordana Brewster’s amazing A-frame home, featured in In Style Magazine.

15 A-Frames I’d Like To Visit | Design*Sponge

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Stripped to the essentials, this translucent glass door is reminiscent of a Japanese shoji screen. Shown: Avante Collection sectional with frosted glass in a bronze, anodized-aluminum frame, starting at $1,500; clopaydoor.com

All About Garage Doors

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Learn how to make or replicate your own authentic reproduction moldings with This Old House general contractor Tom Silva.

How to Replicate Molding Profiles

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Cabinet corners don't have to be plain, straight edges. Here, a half post marks the transition between cabinets of different depths. Shown: Colonial-style "split-leg" in painted maple, about $500; available from Front Row Kitchens. | Photo: Laura Moss

All About Kitchen Cabinets

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It's never too soon to finally add that master bedroom balcony! | Photo: Roeosbornphoto.com

A glass artisan in the neighborhood handcrafted a custom transom and matching sidelights for the remodeled entryway. | Art-Glass: www.giacomosstain... | Photo: John Gruen

A Private and Inviting Front Yard

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