E. M. Roger's House (1907) - Exterior Painting Makeover
by Dustin W. K. Van Fleet
The E. M. Roger's House is a 1907 Queen Anne Victorian home. My restoration and design team has nearly completed a $120,000 complete authentic restoration of the property located in Adel, GA.
The featured portion of the project will be the exterior painting project. The painting project took a lot of time and effort because we turned an all white over the hill Queen Anne Victorian into a stunning Painted Lady Victorian. There were five Valspar Climate Zone semi gloss exterior colors including:
Faded Limelight (siding), Summer Plant (porch floor, stairs), Easter Green (soffits, porch ceiling), Ultra Pure White (columns, window casings) and Hunter Green (window sashes, other small trim detail).
The home owner is a well known artist who likes bold pops of color. The color palette design was created with a freedom of expression frame of mind. We are in South, GA and people are of the belief that things should never change.
Because the house had always been white it was just a given that we would repaint it in white. Oh the shock and comments made when we unleashed my color design on the E. M. Roger's House in January of 2010!
At first the community was up in arms that we dared to change something that had always been the same way. As time progressed people started coming to me and telling me they loved it and now after its completion the entire community has supported this project and our vision for it.
So all in all yes the color palette and finish worked for us, we initially created it to get a buzz going in the community, instead we changed the way people in this rural small town community thought.
That was a really rewarding and fulfilling portion of this design project.
Dustin Van Fleet
Van der Fleet Design and Restorations (Owner)
813 545-1698 (Cell)
309 E. 4th St.
Adel, GA 31620