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Old 04-15-2013, 10:31 AM
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It is currently stucco. What color scheme/finish would you recommend for us to consider? The area we live in has a number of historic houses (1800s-1940s). They have all sorts of colors from white, yellow, blue, dark green to red brick. So fitting in should not be a problem.

What style is this 1926 house? Please help!
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Old 04-15-2013, 11:16 AM
Location: Seaford, Delaware
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Repair the stucco. Then paint it. Look at houses nearby and around the area for color ideas. You know what you would like. There are painting programs usually with paint company internet sites that allow you to "paint it" different colors and see what you like.
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Old 04-15-2013, 08:40 PM
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As someone pointed out on the earlier thread, clapboard would have been the most common finish. Though around here there's a lot of similar houses with shingles. Nothing wrong with stucco either, though IMO vinyl siding on the addition with a stucco house is kind of jarring. I'd say repair the stucco and stucco the addition too.
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Old 04-16-2013, 09:00 PM
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I would pick a color scheme to accentuate that beautiful landscape/major tree backdrop area.
Looks like the prior scheme was a blending attempt.

With that roof -- blues/yellows for the walls with contrasting shutters (probably deeper red family).

Though noticing the light yellow neighbor in the picture, I would lean toward a lighter blue keeping in mind the darker you go, items like that addition foundation will stand out all the more. Can't tell if those are white vinyl replacement windows from this distance.
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Old 04-17-2013, 07:21 AM
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My first thought would be to drive around the neighborhood and see what color combinations you like. And go from there.
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Old 04-17-2013, 09:58 AM
Location: Grosse Ile Michigan and Sometimes Orange County CA
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There may be clapboard siding underneath eh stucco. Sometimes if it was stuccoed over it will be well preserved and easily restored. Then you can put matching siding on the addition. If it was stucco form the beginning, then stucco the addition and paint it in a color scheme that pleases you and hopefully is appropriate for the time of the house and your neighborhood.

Other than bushes needing trimming, it really does not look bad right now.
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