Victorian Queen Anne – Astoria, Oregon Remodel

History

Built by Alexandre Gilbert, a prominent businessman and real estate investor who operated a wholesale and retail liquor business in 1893, this complex architecture called for an equally intricate late Victorian era paint scheme with three colors on the body, contrasting trim, highlighted windows, and accent colors that draw the eye to the details of the wonderful design.

Goal

The goal of the exterior restoration was to bring the outside up to the standards of the famous interior and to present the people of North Carolina with a visual representation of how the house might have looked in the Victorian age.  The complex architecture of the Harper house called for an equally complex late Victorian era paint scheme with a two colored body, contrasting trim, highlighted windows, and accent colors that point the eye to the details of the fabulous design.

Solution

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Victorian Queen Anne - Astoria Oregon

This run down row-house style Victorian was restored to its 19th century grandeur. The owner’s goal was a house with a fantastic set of colors that really “pop.” What he did not want was a house that was drab and looked like it was owned by the “Adams Family.” The owner has provide side by side comparison photos of the transformation.  Even Gomez Adams would be proud to live here!  “..everything works well together, and I couldn’t be happier, ” T. Harris.

Goal

The goal of the exterior restoration was to bring the outside up to the standards of the famous interior and to present the people of North Carolina with a visual representation of how the house might have looked in the Victorian age.  The complex architecture of the Harper house called for an equally complex late Victorian era paint scheme with a two colored body, contrasting trim, highlighted windows, and accent colors that point the eye to the details of the fabulous design.

Solution

A two-toned tan late nineteenth century body combination was employed, along with a dark brown to set off both the horizontal and vertical wood trim.  Victorian red sashes help exhibit the many large windows.  The original use of a pebble-dash English style infill material on the tower called for an off-white color that was then mirrored on the porch, the accents are a special period dark green.

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