1840 home questions
this home was built in 1840 -
i know this group loves to look at old houses - and share their collective knowledge --
could anyone tell me anything about what sort of style buzzwords I could use to start looking up info about how it ought to look - colors, landscaping etc. we're thinking about making an offer on it - pending of course structural inspection results and i'd just like to find out a little more about it - something to mentally play with while we're considering.
the recent latex paint job is failing, it appears to have pulled the oil paint off the house - i know we'd be looking at extensive paint work - i'm also aware that we'd be launching ourselves into a life of constant projects large and small -
looking at the house, it looks like the original house was maybe one of the sort of upright vertical looking houses and then the boxy side part was maybe built after - is that why the house has such an odd roof line? i like the house but i don't think all the proportions are classically beautiful - it's a little awkward in places.
Here is a link that might be useful: 1840 house