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Style of home?

Gina ZeladeJanuary 1, 2013
Anyone have an idea of what style this home would be? It was built in 1933.
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http://www.visitdownersgrove.com/portals/0/misc/SearsHomeTourGuide2011.pdf - you got me going on this one - I found this website - and there were some similarities to the house you pictured - I really love the look of this home and can see so many possibilities with it - hope this helps
    Bookmark   January 1, 2013 at 6:57PM
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Storybook Art Deco. I think but I'm not an expert. I love this style. I have a coffee table book about storybook houses. I collect things...paintings, pottery etc. with Art Deco storybook. Clarice Cliff was an English ceramic painter who used this type of house in her designs. There is a painter on eBay who paints them also. Her user name is moonflower. On eBay there are a lot of vintage Christmas cards with homes like yours. If I won the lottery and could build any type of home it would be a storybook. Also. Look at pictures of storybook homes in California . There were popular in one community. I live in the Midwest but we have a few here too.
    Bookmark   January 1, 2013 at 7:03PM
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Ps. Just google storybook house and look at the images. Mary engerbreit also lived in one outside St. Louis. She had a coffee table book with photos of it inside and out. I am such a fan of hers and it was just georgeous .
    Bookmark   January 1, 2013 at 7:09PM
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Gina Zelade
Thanks! I had no idea. This house is in the midwest, about half way between St. Louis and Kansas City.
    Bookmark   January 1, 2013 at 7:51PM
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Gina Zelade
So could I replace the old screen and wooden doors with new doors painted red and keep the storybook look on this house?
    Bookmark   January 1, 2013 at 8:04PM
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I think it would be nice. In a lot of the paintings I've seen they paint the homes with a red roof and red door.
    Bookmark   January 1, 2013 at 8:19PM
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I wonder what was the color of the house before it was painted white?
    Bookmark   January 1, 2013 at 8:21PM
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Gina Zelade
Not sure. I know it was built by a local doctor and there is a small house next door with the same strange siding that was once on the same property but has since been sold.It has nice original woodwork in entryway and dining room and stained glass in dinning room that is original.
    Bookmark   January 1, 2013 at 8:31PM
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Ebony Harris
Great upkeep on the woodwork!
1 Like    Bookmark   January 1, 2013 at 8:50PM
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What a special house to call home! Love the railing detail. This house would look wonderful in color.

I wonder if the shed dormer was added later? I would paint it a darker color so it is not so noticeable.

If you want to ge red for the front door this is a wonderful shade:
Dinner Party Paint · More Info

For for the body of the house:
Dry Sage 2142-40 by Benjamin Moore · More Info
- or
Sage Mountain 1488 · More Info
-. I would do
Benjamin Moore Cottage Red · More Info
- on the window casings and White Dove on the trim.

I think you can replace the leaders with rain chains, which would look so much better. See:
The Gatehouse · More Info
1 Like    Bookmark   January 1, 2013 at 8:53PM
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Beautiful ! You have bought my dream home.
1 Like    Bookmark   January 1, 2013 at 8:54PM
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Gina Zelade
Well I'm trying to buy my dream home too. We have it under contract. We have loved it since we laid eyes on it. Thanks!
    Bookmark   January 1, 2013 at 9:03PM
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