It’s been said that choosing green for the exterior of a home can be one of the most difficult decisions a homeowner can make. Perhaps that is why we see so few green houses. And maybe it’s because there’s already so much green in nature that to paint a house a shade thereof can be fraught with danger – to light and it looks sickly, too much yellow and green becomes bilious as well. But I think the owner of this home got it right here. I have always been enchanted by this home’s nod to the Federal style with its tidiness and quiet dignity, even though it is a small house. The exterior color has just enough yellow in it to make it look at once slightly period appropriate, but also a bit gutsy and sophisticated without trying too hard. The trim is picked out in a creamy yellow and the front door is a blackened red. All around, it charmed my socks off.
Photos by Joel Woodard