This house is a perennial favorite among readers, but I love the compact approach to the high-style Second Empire design. There ain't nothin' purtier than a Mansard roof! Photo: Jason Varney |

Second Life for a Second Empire

love this color scheme (minus the burgundy above the window frames).the gray/blue main with creamy white trim and black accents, charcoal roof.and either a red or natural wood door. This is similar to the dream house that I want to fix up.

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Once a stark white box, this cheery farmhouse got a new foundation, roof, siding, and wrap-around porch making it a focal point in the community. |

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