Joe and Cassie Alexander recently purchased the home and have begun a complete renovation both inside and on the exterior. Like many homes of our day, previous owners had sheathed the dwelling in vinyl siding. Each generation thinks they have figured out how not to paint a home. Vinyl, as a product, appears to have not been as durable as its older brothers, asbestos and aluminum. Today's generation is banking on concrete fiberboard. The verdict is still out on that product. The Alexanders decided to remove the red vinyl siding and restore the beautiful wood clapboards hidden from view. The result is stunning. I can not bestow enough accolades on this couple for their part in restoring Irvington's heritage.
|The Mann Home clad in red vinyl siding in the spring of 2012|
|The Mann Home on July 15, 2012. The wood siding has been preserved and restored!|
|An inviting front porch|
|The Alexanders commissioned a company to build wooden storm windows.|