HSF Exterior Design Advice

HSF is here to answer your building rehabilitation questions. We can help with advice to guide your project including energy efficiency, controlling moisture, finding the correct mortar formula, to rehabbing your historic windows. Contact Frank Strassler at [email protected] for an appointment.

HSF encourages you to explore historic paint schemes. You can adapt period colors and placement of those colors on your house to bring out architectural details.  Try the following books for assistance in selecting your color scheme.

These books are available at HSF and the Staunton Public Library.

Victorian Exterior Decoration: How to Paint Your Nineteenth-Century American House HistoricallyMoss, R., & Winkler, G. (1987).
Victorian Exterior Decoration: How to Paint Your Nineteenth-Century American House Historically.
New York: H. Holt.

 

 

 

 

 

Victorious Victorians: A Guide to the Major Architectural StylesSinclair, P., & Lewis, T. (1985).
Victorious Victorians: A Guide to the Major Architectural Styles.
New York: H. Holt.

 

 

 

 

 

Century of Color: Exterior Decoration for American Buildings, 1820-1920Moss, R. (1981).
Century of Color: Exterior Decoration for American Buildings, 1820-1920.
Watkins Glen, N.Y.: American Life Foundation.