Can you help me with an appropriate exterior look?
It is time to take care of the damaged siding for my modest 1919 home. The original wood is in poor shape, and some very nice painters have declined to paint it and suggested I go the fiber cement route.
My question really is aesthetic--how do you think I could make make house look most appealing? My neighbors who have an identical house used to have stucco siding (also sadly lost to age) which I though was very pretty and had a cohesive look. Do you think the fiber cement products that mimic stucco would be appropriate? I've never seen it in real life, I don't want a house that has siding like you'd find in a modern development. I'd like to get it done this year (and as you can imagine by looking the weather conditions, will be happy to add insulation). Any thoughts?
I may ask this on some other forums. The people in Home Decorating are very helpful, and maybe the remodelers have some insight. But it's an old house first of all. From House