It's actually happening! After three years of interior renovation, the complete exterior overhaul of our 125 year old historic home is finally getting underway.
The process took months before work could even begin. We worked with architect Daniel Zangara from Zangara + Partners to design an exterior facade that would be more fitting with the era of the house. At some point, I believe the house was "upgraded" to a poorly done Arts and Crafts style. Since purchasing the house three years ago, I've wanted to bring it back to how it would have originally looked in 1890.
Working with Daniel and the New Orleans' Historic District Landmarks Commission, or HDLC, we finally agreed on a beautiful design. The brick foundation, stairs and deck will be completely replaced. The vinyl siding will be replaced with wood, columns changed out for a new design, fascia upgraded to include dental molding, shutters added, railings installed, roof upgraded, rafters cut back, the list goes on and on.
Even though we're still in the early stages, I can already see my dream becoming a reality!