Bring Back Some Of That Charm
Hello all! This is my first post here. I am in need of some help.
My Fiance and I are purchasing a house in Connecticut. We settled on a tiny (700 sqr ft) 1830's home. The house was re-done (not restored) in the early 2000's. I hope to bring back some charm to this little colonial. I am looking for some suggestions. Feel free to offer anything price wise.
My first feeling was to put shutters up. I would LOVE to tear off the terrible mcmansion-yellow siding... but that's not an option right now.
I know these things aren't set in stone and designs tend to bleed... But, I was trying to figure out if it was a colonial, georgian or federal. The period tends to be characterized by Greek revival... But, I just don't see that in the house. To me, it is stylistically neutral- but I see potential
Thanks for any help you can offer. Please be gentle, I am an antique house virgin.
Oh, and the icicle lights.... They're gone.