Monroe St., East Row, Newport

The new homeowners of this classic East Row house felt that it lacked any presence on a street filled with charming historic homes. They wanted it to stand out, and they also wanted to protect it, as the brick-colored paint was peeling and mortar was disappearing from the bricks. We started with a thorough tuck-pointing of the whole house, scraped off all the loose paint as well as clearing trim of decades worth of old paint that had filled in and smoothed out all the details. Since there was a lot of bare surface when we were done, we primed the walls and trim.

Note that in the East Row, brick can only be painted where it has already been painted. This house had been painted on the front, the back and under the porch, all colored a faux brick red.

The homeowners were excited to see the details emerge from under layers of old paint and asked us to highlight them. We agreed on multiple colors for the porch, as well as metallic copper for several areas on the facade that looked like little balls.

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