Mary Prince Photography © 2012 HouzzTraditional Exterior, Boston
Design by Jennifer Clapp
What Houzz contributors are saying:
Classic color: White siding + white trim. You really can’t miss with a fresh, crisp white on the siding and trim of a Colonial house. Paint the front door white to match for an understated look, or a glossy navy or black (as shown here) for an elegant finish. Fresh twist: White siding + bright door. An all-white house gives you a lot of flexibility when it comes to the color of the front door — why not have fun with a pop of bright color front and center? Try classic red, lime green, lemon yellow, turquoise … anything goes!
The exterior of the home reflects the neighborhood's preference for Greek revivals and other Victorian styles, although Jenn remarks that Newburyport does surprise and is renewing itself. "As for the inside of our house looking like everyone else’s — I doubt it," she says. "I don’t think Peggy next door has a skull collection."