Good Questions: Ideas for Row House Exterior?

Good Questions: Ideas for Row House Exterior?

Aaron Able
Jul 10, 2009

Hi Apartment Therapy — I am thinking of bidding on this duplex rowhome... truly ugged out, slightly resembling some sort of mission-style home but failing entirely, and in obvious need of TLC, but on an otherwise lovely and unblemished street and very fairly priced as (much to my joy & excitement) the interior needs to be completely renovated. While I look forward to renovating the interior, the exterior is completely daunting to me. I am wondering if I can get any advice/suggestions on realistic, reasonably priced options for the heinous exterior?

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I do not have the funds to completely tear it down and start anew. The rest of the street is beautiful, colonial rowhomes with entirely brick facades. could I paint the stucco a brick-like shade, or some kind of coordinating shade? Or how expensive/difficult would it be to tear out/replace the stucco parts, and if so, what should they be replaced with? Assume I have removed the first floor window bars and installed exterior doors that actually match. I guess the question is, is this salvageable or is the exterior a game-killer? Appreciate any input you might have! Susie K.

Who has ideas for some curb appeal?

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