One of the first things you have to choose when you’re building a house is exterior materials.
I knew I wanted hardie siding and was pretty sure I wanted white but we did a lot of drive-by’s in nearby areas to make sure we were set.
We chose white hardie siding and my friend Polly made it easy to pick the color. I knew I loved her white farm house and she gladly shared that it was white dove by Benjamin Moore.
Steve and I had a few discussions on whether we wanted hardie board or hardie shingles.
Steve won that debate and I’m so glad he did. The all white house needs a little visual interest and I think the shingles are perfect.
Our builder made the roof color easy for us. We knew we wanted the economical 3D asphalt shingles and he recommended a color that he says looks good with any siding—
It’s a grayish-greenish-brownish-gowitheverything color. It looks different in every light and we’re happy!
So far so good.
Now we needed a front door. I begged for a double front door so I could hang double wreaths and have a grand sort of opening.
We picked a fairly typical cottage style door, made of fir wood and stained it the same as our porch ceilings—-early americana.
The problem is—it’s so pretty, who wants to hang anything from it? And that cute little girl just happened to walk through just as I was snapping.
You’re lucky if your house comes with one of those
Our quaint little white cottage may look simple and calm on the outside but there’s a party of color behind those doors! The paradox makes me happy.
roof—3D shingles in weathered wood
siding—-unpainted hardie shingles painted white dove by Benjamin Moore
door—8 ft double door in fir wood stained early americana