Ours is not quite this ornate, but then again not terribly far from it. We are certainly not the most ornate in our neighborhood though.... check these beauties out!
Do you see that roof?
The black and white photo does not even begin to do this house justice... It's two doors down from us, and the current owners just restored it. It is unspeakably gorgeous, but I feel like a strange stalker doing the slow drive-by walk-by photo shoot. This was all I could find on the web :) But check out that gingerbread work-- sigh....
"IT WAS A PERIOD OF CONTRASTS. Natural shades of sand, stone, slate and earth, on homes designed in the style of a Gothic revival. Accents were everything, with ornate windows, doors and cornices painted in vivid hues that featured every ornament."
Sherwin Williams offers a "Victorian Preservation Palette" which attempts to be in keeping with what is historically appropriate for a Victorian home. Here are some of the combos which they suggest:
Our neighbors have pretty much *exactly* the Downing Straw/Rookwood Red/Rookwood Dark Green scheme. As far as "pre-assigned schemes" go I lean pretty heavily towards the first and the last (featuring Renwick Olive, and Downing Earth, respectively)
We don't have to go with a pre-assigned color scheme.... They also have about 90 colors which they suggest are of a Victorian color palette:
Now these I can work with... soon I'll give you a couple of palettes of my own devising, but in the meantime, what do you think about the palettes they suggest? Does anything jump out at you? Let me know in the comments!
Again, my faves for your closer consideration:
The eyes of Texas are upon you. All the livelong day.
Can you guess which one Drake is leaning towards?