This Old House Magazine

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Before & After

Tom and Angela Wilcox brought back the beauty of this “painted lady” Queen Anne in Cincinnati, Ohio. Built in 1896, the house had lost the colorful vibrancy that defines this style of Victorian architecture. Its elaborate wooden porch and front railing had been traded in for a plain concrete stoop. Restoring the porch and railing was a painstaking process: All the posts and rails were custom-milled, and 600 turn-of-the-century spindles were hunted down at a remote salvage warehouse. A transom over the front entrance and a pair of properly sized two-over-two windows restored full harmony to the façade.

This Old House magazine, September 2003