Victorian Home Restoration Extraordinaire! The exterior rehab!


At long last our latest GreenRose Fine Homes project in Glen Ridge is done!  And we couldn’t be happier or prouder of the results!  So we wanted to share with you some of the final pictures…..after all the renovation, restoration, painting and …..most important….the staging!   But first, let’s look at the front exterior renovation!

With no shutters, this old gray lady had no curb appeal!

Moss was growing on the old vinyl siding!






With no window shutters and no front porch the house had no “presence”!

So we stripped her of her vinyl and installed environmentally friendly “Hardie Board” a composite made with wood, cement and certain recycled adhesives to create a product that LOOKS like clapboard, but doesn’t need painting for DECADES!  Plus it has an insulation factor as well as a fire resistance!  All good!

Then we added new details to the windows plus new wooden (and working) shutters (as required by the historic Township of Glen Ridge) and extended the front peak, adding copper detailing and had a new portico with front porch and upper balcony built.  Plus we added a new oval window to the front to offset the front door and give it more balance!  By the way, the colors:  Siding is Hardie Board’s “Cobblestone” and the front door color is “Cherry Tomatoe” by Sherwin Williams and it has just the “pop” we were looking for!

The new blue-stone walk, leads to the brand new porch/portico….the new colors….the new shutters and a bit of landscaping…..all give the grand house the presence she had been missing!   Now she’s the prettiest house on the block!  The neighbors love her…..and us!

The original front door now painted a bright a sexy red!

Stay tuned for our next blog post when we’ll show you the “before and afters” of the interior of this 6 Bedroom, 5.2 bath beauty!














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4 Responses to Victorian Home Restoration Extraordinaire! The exterior rehab!

  1. Sarah says:

    Gor…geous! I’m especially loving the red door. Nice job!

    • Ken Malian says:

      Hey Sarah,
      Thanks so much! We chose a slightly more orange-tone red, Sherwin Williams “Cherry Tomato” to counter balance the blueish tone commonly associate with a North facing door. Thanks so much for staying tuned in to the blog! As always, appreciate the feedback and miss you writing it for us!

  2. Stephanie says:

    U nailed it!
    What’s the blue shutter color? Or is it black?

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