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Victorian Splendor traditional exterior
 

Victorian Splendor

Originally designed by J. Merrill Brown in 1887, this Queen Anne style home sits proudly in Cambridge's Avon Hill Historic District. Past was blended with present in the restoration of this property to its original 19th century elegance. The design satisfied historical requirements with its attention to authentic detailsand materials; it also satisfied the wishes of the family who has been connected to the house through several generations.

Photo Credit: Peter Vanderwarker
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http://www.svdesign.com

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borno wrote:
The pillars are great and unusual. Where are they from?
   Comment   February 17, 2014
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Thanks for your question Borno. This railing and pillars were existing to this Queen Anne home prior to renovation. Sections that were damaged were replaced with matching pieces that had to be custom made.
February 18, 2014 at 5:07am   
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Ann Ferraro wrote:
love the house - Tad the family who lives there must be awesome?
   Comment   January 9, 2014
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Yes, they are pretty awesome!
January 13, 2014 at 4:59am   
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dmatlosz wrote:
size of decking? - Hi, What is the width of the decking? Thanks
   Comment   August 27, 2013
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Thanks for your question. The decking is 1x4.
August 29, 2013 at 4:51am   
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aliciapie wrote:
What did you use for porch ceiling? - It looks like beadboard that's been stained? What's the wood, please, and was it stained with a clear stain?
   Comment   August 26, 2013
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Thanks for your question aliciapie. The ceiling of the porch was original to the house, it was refinished and stained. I believe it was mahogany.
August 29, 2013 at 4:50am        Thanked by aliciapie
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marnilouise wrote:
What stain was used on the mahogany floor, please.? - What stain was used on the mahogany floor, please?
     Comment   July 2, 2013
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Thanks for your question. We don't have the name of the exact stain that was used for this porch floor.
July 3, 2013 at 5:01am   
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sarahseppala wrote:
Ideas for cottage shutters - Ideas for cottage shutters
   Comment   May 30, 2013
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Sarahseppala, did you have a question about this photo?
June 4, 2013 at 5:05am   
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sandraslaney wrote:
Siding color - What is the color of the siding?
   Comment   April 28, 2013
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Thanks for the question! All paint is by Benjamin Moore's Historic Color Collection. Here's the breakdown and please remember true colors vary in digital media. Always test before you purchase.

Shingles - Huntington Beige HC-21: http://www.benjaminmoore.com/en-us/paint-color/huntingtonbeige
Clapboards - Crownpoint Sand HC-90: http://www.benjaminmoore.com/en-us/paint-color/crownpointsand
Trim - Greenmount Silk HC-3: http://www.benjaminmoore.com/en-us/paint-color/greenmountsilk
April 29, 2013 at 9:24am     
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jessieg wrote:
What is the decking material? It's gorgeous! - What is the Manufacturer and color of the deck boards?
   Comment   April 12, 2013
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Thanks for your question. The decking is mahogany, no specific manufacturer.
April 15, 2013 at 5:15am     
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robpemberton
what it the curved gutter secion made from - is it wood or an azek
April 5, 2014 at 6:10am   
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