Neither the original house nor Cottage has any detail on the exterior corners.

All corners in the new part of the house have corner boards.

When the additions to the house were added the architect had designed exterior corner boards to the new building.

The corner shingles have chips and gaps.

I suggested the Cottage might like to have the same detail to disguise some of the chipped shingles on the front façade corners.

The corner board really neatens up the Cottage appearance.

Our carpenter added them yesterday.

Corner boards were added to both front corners.

Every detail has added to the quaintness of the Cottage.

Glade Cottage — Before

The tenant liked the corner boards so much she has decided to finish the look with corner boards on the 2 rear (mostly unseen) corners as well.

Do you have a favorite detail that says “house” to you?


Author: Jo

Welcome to The Glade, where the second generation of renovations has just begun and the mania about our home, music and other passions fill our days and nights. We’re Charlie and Jo in the music world; Mary Jo and Charles to family; and JoJo and Charlie to each other. We are renovating a midcentury house in a Victorian historic district where we want to live there the rest of our lives. It's a 1946 house located in Maryland. We were married in this house. Thus far (pre-blog) we refinished cabinets, added a window seat (still working on the cushion), rearranged a wall in the guest house due to sink/vanity replacement, planted a vegetable garden, and other quick and not-so-quick fixes. So this latest zeal for construction is the result of my having lived here since 1997 and feeling a need to ready the house for the next chapter and beyond.

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