126 Hill was foreclosed upon. A flipper bought it for $60,000.
She was having a hard time finding contractors to do the work and asked me for some advice. While I was there I noticed the clear marks for a porch post on the front of the house. I asked her if I could recreate the missing elements and to her credit she agreed.
Luckily there was still a half post showing the exact dimensions of the post and what the crown and bracket used to look like.
A past owner took the post and brackets off and put in a very simple and unattractive balustrade and newels made of 2 X 4s.
I recreated a newel post and corner post with crown and brackets to match the existing. I chose inexpensive turned balusters from Menard’s. The paint shown is primer.
Here it is painted.
The finial I made for the newel is a scaled down version of the pendant on the brackets.
The side porch was poorly built of 2 X 4 ‘s.
It should have been torn off and rebuilt from scratch but the owner is on a tight budget so I left the deck and roof and just gussied it up a little bit with posts, brackets and turned balusters. There is a drop off so I added a fancy balustrade at the top and on the stairs as shown below.
Here it is painted with a new step.