The Cross House
After MUCH ado, I discovered that I was painting the Cross House wrong.
I had been dedicated from day one in ascertaining the original 1894 colors, and recreating this palette.
I thought I had.
I had not.
No matter the recent discoveries, I plan to continue with the color palette I started using in 2014.
I would, however, like to belatedly honor what architect Charles Squires selected for the Cross House in 1894.
And I think I have a solution.
Some readers have suggested recreating the original exterior colors on the adjacent carriage house. I am disinclined to do this as it would create a “disconnect” between the carriage house and the Cross House. I am eager for the two to “match” as they did in 1894.
By re-introducing the 1894 colors to the sun porch though, I will at least have a small area that I can point to and say: This is what the house looked like in 1894.
And this will please me. Immensely.