I just moved into this house. The back of the car is facing the street and this is the side of the house that I’m struggling with the most. I’m specifically looking for help in the following areas:
-A big issue I have is how visually tall this house looks. Are there tricks to make the house appear a little more proportionate?
-I need a new deck at some point soon. The deck doesn’t need to be used for sitting so it doesn’t have to be big. I do use those stairs to get to the main entrance (see close up photo) so I’d for sure like to see some stairs a little wider and with one or two landings.
-The walk-out basement is actually a stone foundation. Most of it is painted white and some is painted gray as you might see in a photo. Is there a better colour I should use to paint the wall?
-Now about that blue. The exterior is board and batten and the roof is charcoal grey. Do you have any ideas for a colour less .... electric? I live in Ontario, Canada and no where near water.
-Does anyone want to venture a guess at the styles included in this house? It seems unusual to have a walk-out basement for a house this style but maybe it isn’t. Is it possible that the front of the house used to be the side with the gothic window? There used to be a train station beside the house facing that gothic window that was removed 40 or so years ago.