Historic Four Square Re-envisioned with the Historical Societies Blessing.Traditional Exterior, New York

The house was a traditional Foursquare. The heavy Mission-style roof parapet, oppressive dark porch and interior trim along with an unfortunate addition did not foster a cheerful lifestyle. Upon entry, the immediate focus of the Entry Hall was an enclosed staircase which arrested the flow and energy of the home. As you circulated through the rooms of the house it was apparent that there were numerous dead ends. The previous addition did not compliment the house, in function, scale or massing.

Based on their knowledge and passion of historical period homes, the client selected Clawson Architects to re-envision the house using historical precedence from surrounding houses in the area and their expert knowledge of period detailing. The exterior and interior, as well as the landscaping of this 100-plus year old house were alterated and renovated, and a small addition was made, to update the house to modern-day living standards. All of this was done to create what is the inherent beauty of Traditional Old House Living.

AIA Gold Medal Winner for Interior Architectural Element.

This is an example of an expansive classic exterior in New York with three or more floors, wood cladding and a purple house. —  Houzz
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terils
Teri added this to Paint10 Oct 2017

Hi, this is the homeowner. The house is darker than it appears here. The trim is painted with Benjamin Moore Moorglo Soft Gloss acrylic exterior in 925 (Ivory White a great trim color!), and the house is painted with Benjamin Moore exterior Moorgard Low Lustre acrylic house paint in the color 1609 (Temptation.) If you like a lighter version go with 1605 (Winter Solstice). But I really like the darker look of 1609. The house is almost a battleship blue/grey navy, but does not go too dark or purple. A great color we have been thrilled with. Try samples of each to get a sense of the look. Good luck!

benr16
Ben R added this to Paint Colors16 Sep 2016

Great exterior house color and trim here. The trim is painted with Benjamin Moore Moorglo Soft Gloss acrylic exterior in 925 (Ivory White a great trim color!), and the house is painted with Benjamin Moore exterior Moorgard Low Lustre acrylic house paint in the color 1609 (Temptation.) If you like a lighter version go with 1605 (Winter Solstice). But I really like the darker look of 1609. The house is almost a battleship blue/grey navy, but does not go too dark or purple. A great color we have been thrilled with. Try samples of each to get a sense of the look. Good luck!

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