Sumner Residence traditional-exterior

Sumner Residence

Built in 1887 by Charles Burt Sumner, one of the founders of Pomona College, this Queen Anne-style Victorian home had fallen into neglect and disrepair. The College hired us to restore the home to its original grandeur in 1992. We even managed to uncover the original paint scheme and replicate the historic colors.

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March 28, 2013
haitsme wrote:
Can you please tell me the colors used?
June 5, 2012
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Vanessa Brunner added this to Global Architecture Style: Victorian
Folk VictorianAs materials became even more affordable, working-class families were able to build and design their own homes. Victorian romanticism was combined with classic English cottage and American homestead style to create the Folk Victorian. These homes, usually found in more rural settings, blend functionality with ornamentation, including gingerbread-accented wraparound porches and the colorful use of local materials. However, these houses are often more simply designed than urban homes of the same period.
Vanessa Brunner added this to 5 Pro Tips for the Best Home Exterior Updates
Take care updating older homes. Updating any part of your home's exterior should be done with care, but older houses can come with their fair share of woes. Rotted sills, leaky gutters, failed masonry joints and deteriorating windows can often be revealed through the updating process. "Older homes generally have some degree of damage from water infiltration over the years," says architect Jordan Parnass. "Renovating the exterior can be a great way to verify that vapor barriers and insulation are up to date — and inspect window frames, gutters and trim for any damage." Even painting can cause some problems. "Painting on an older home can be difficult, depending on how many layers of paint are on and how well it's been painted over time," says Human. "This can cause more prep work and material cost." If you're worried that your home's age may cause complications, it may be best to consult a professional.
Steven Corley Randel, Architect added this to Roots of Style: Does Your House Have a Medieval Heritage?
Queen Anne. This authentic and distinguished California Victorian house is known as Queen Anne style. Interestingly, the refined fretwork that you see here is most likely an indigenous interpretation. Plentiful redwood, a naturally decay-resistant species, was used for many of these highly prized abodes throughout Northern California in the late 19th century. Classic to this style is the hipped larger roof with extending gables, one toward the front and the other at one side in the rear, creating a visually comfortable space in which to wrap a porch around on the main level. In any type of Victorian, forms are either very simple or clustered in varying sizes and shapes, which historically references the organic characteristics of medieval structures.
Laura Gaskill added this to How to Research Your Home's History
Uncover your home's original color palette. Simply chipping away a bit of the existing paint can reveal the original colors of your home. You could take the (literal) paint chips to a paint store to have them matched, but be aware that the original colors were likely brighter than what you see today — after many years, the colors have surely faded. A historic renovation professional may be able to make an educated guess as to what the original hues looked like. If you are doing this on your own, a better bet may be to use the faded old colors as inspiration for a new palette.
Sarah Phipps Design added this to Clues to Your Home's Architectural History
VictorianThe Victorian style was most popular from 1860 to 1890. Shown is an example of folk Victorian style. These homes usually occurred in more rural settings between 1870 to 1910, built as materials became more affordable to working-class families. More people could afford to build homes with added ornamentation. Ready-made, elaborate, mass-produced wooden trim pieces made their way to rural areas on the expanding train lines.

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My dream home! I'd choose different colors and I have no idea what the inside looks like but I love this!
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last Sunday
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January 12, 2015
Addition to north
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January 10, 2015
Victorian with Stick elements
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January 6, 2015
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January 4, 2015
nice wrap porch
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December 27, 2014
Love the colord
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December 23, 2014
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December 9, 2014
Porch details
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December 7, 2014
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November 27, 2014
Very awesome
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November 21, 2014
a victorian style home
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November 4, 2014
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October 28, 2014
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October 21, 2014
John likes this one. Jane too.
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October 12, 2014
Front stairs done in same accent colour as inner window
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October 8, 2014
-2-3 stories -gabled and steep hipped roof -clapboard siding
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October 4, 2014
color combination of brown, gray & yellow
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September 28, 2014
Victorian style
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September 25, 2014
it has 2 stories and could have a basement. Has a little turret in the middle top
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September 14, 2014
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September 11, 2014
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Queen Anne
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Italianate style
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Queen Anne
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Queen Anne
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September 5, 2014
QUEEN ANNE large front porch turret many windows
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Gothic revival
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August 31, 2014
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Victorian House Exterior Color Scheme
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August 27, 2014
Gothic Revival style house. Features- steep roof, turrets
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queen anne
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August 8, 2014
the porch
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Queen Anne
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July 29, 2014
instead of blue
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July 25, 2014
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July 19, 2014
Great porch.
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Folk Victorian Style
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July 2, 2014
deck on sunroom
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Queen Anne
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June 4, 2014
nice bit bold thou
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May 25, 2014
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May 5, 2014
queen anne style home, bright colors for exterior
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April 21, 2014
Victorian Colors
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April 19, 2014
paint color
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House exterior
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April 2, 2014
Working with the brown
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March 24, 2014
Front Porch
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March 22, 2014
folk victorian
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March 9, 2014
victorian exterior colors
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February 22, 2014
maybe toooo much color here!
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February 19, 2014
Nice house
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February 16, 2014
Queen Anne Architecture
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February 5, 2014
similar in style to the current house
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February 2, 2014
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February 2, 2014
Queen Anne
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January 26, 2014
queen anne
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January 15, 2014
Anne style Victorian
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Classic Victorian summer residence
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Deck ontop of rear patio
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December 19, 2013
Color Palette
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December 18, 2013
I want to live there - beautiful!
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December 16, 2013
Folk Victorian.
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December 8, 2013
Wrap-around porch. Wonder if that would work on my house?
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December 2, 2013
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hand made
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November 17, 2013
Victorian probably Brian would like
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November 16, 2013
Color schame
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November 12, 2013
The details, by golly the details
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November 10, 2013
Queen Anne. This authentic and distinguished California Victorian house is known as Queen Anne style. Interestingly, the refined fretwork that you see here is most likely an indigenous interpretation. Plentiful redwood, a naturally decay-resistant species, was used for many of these highly prized abodes throughout Northern California in the late 19th century. Classic to this style is the hipped larger roof with extending gables, one toward the front and the other at one side in the rear, creating a visually comfortable space in which to wrap a porch around on the main level. In any type of Victorian, forms are either very simple or clustered in varying sizes and shapes, which historically references the organic characteristics of medieval structures.
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November 10, 2013
A Queen Anne in northern California.
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November 8, 2013
Victorian Sytle Home Exterior
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November 7, 2013
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November 7, 2013
chip paint to find out original color.
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November 2, 2013
Folk Victorian
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October 31, 2013
Love the colors and design.
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October 27, 2013
Love this house.
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October 27, 2013
I could see this in Indianapolis
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October 24, 2013
I think it is cool.
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October 23, 2013
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October 23, 2013
house colors
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October 23, 2013
This house is Victorian because it is painted many colors.
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October 22, 2013
Queen anne
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Beautifulm Victorian
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Outside paint Like these colors
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vert, rouge et jaune
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October 20, 2013
Incredible Victorian
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Quelle magnifique maison!!!
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Paint colors
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Glorious old Victorian!
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color scheme
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exterior colors
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Exterior color
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September 25, 2013
painted lady
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Queen Anne I love this on
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September 8, 2013
like mesh of colors
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August 30, 2013
historic pallet
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August 25, 2013
Porch look
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August 22, 2013
I like this tan color, not sure if u want red trim?
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August 19, 2013
roof accents
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August 17, 2013
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August 16, 2013
Love the exterior
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August 4, 2013
Broad Street
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exterior colour
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July 31, 2013
the colors
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July 27, 2013
design style of our house
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July 21, 2013
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July 14, 2013
love the style just different colors
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July 14, 2013
exterior colors
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July 10, 2013
Porch detail
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July 7, 2013
the whole house
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queen anne style
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July 6, 2013
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Paint ideas
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July 3, 2013
This old home has lots of character!
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June 30, 2013
Colors ans windows
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June 28, 2013
The style
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June 26, 2013
all colors for an older home
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June 26, 2013
a house in the country.........
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June 23, 2013
Trims, make them sparse
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June 23, 2013
Use of color, tied into landscape.
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June 23, 2013
So victorian
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June 23, 2013
Queen Anne.
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Gothic revival
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June 17, 2013
possible ornamentation
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June 17, 2013
This authentic and distinguished California Victorian house is known as Queen Anne style
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June 16, 2013
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June 16, 2013
Arts n Crafts exterior color scheme!!
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June 16, 2013
Interesting color
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June 16, 2013
Queen Anne
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June 16, 2013
Go to the architect's website ( and look at the Historic homes section, Darling-Wright house. Great external house color, beautiful interior design. Perfect for a craftsman.
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June 15, 2013
porch railing and eave details. decorative details along the side of the porch
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June 14, 2013
wooden view
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June 12, 2013
exterior paint
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June 2, 2013
folk vic
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May 22, 2013
Queen Anne style victorian home built by Charles Burt Summer.
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May 14, 2013
make on large bed around side
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May 5, 2013
railing on porch--"folk victorian"
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May 3, 2013
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April 23, 2013
I love the bold color scheme, particularly the yellow steps.
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April 15, 2013
Victorian period
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April 4, 2013
red roof into wood framing
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April 4, 2013
nice colors
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March 26, 2013
This is a Queen Anne because of its wrap around porch and asymmetrical shapes.
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March 21, 2013
Queen Anne Victorian Home
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February 20, 2013
we like the warmth of the colors and accent color details. we think it is the right red, though we don't want the green we want more of a warm light chocolate brown.
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February 12, 2013
Interesting colors
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February 10, 2013
Exterior paint colors
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February 7, 2013
Color scheme
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exterior colors
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Steep shingle
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