Fiber-cement planks, painted warm gray, replaced the worn wood siding. A bit of the same gray tinted the white paint used for the trim and existing roof brackets.
The porch, designed by architects , benefited from major surgery and the touch of a retired mason who lives next door. Bricks from the old foundation were reused for the steps and porch-post footings, and some of the same planks used for the siding went into the porch piers. A new wood floor and a home-center door, painted poppy red, add polish. Potted vincas stand in for a railing.
Plantings like red begonias and yellow mums complement the color scheme, while boxwood and other additions fill in the garden bed. A handsome 4-foot stained-cedar fence creates privacy on this corner lot. But the porch is the real draw for owners Brad Beasley and his wife, Christy. "The former owner found the porch glider in the garage before he left," Brad says, "and brought it by, reconditioned, as a surprise gift."
General contractor: MAS Construction; 918-637-3945
Mason: Mark Schneider, Broken Arrow, OK (retired)
Paint: Sherwin-Williams's (siding) and (door).
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