This is where we started. We had lots of white siding and pardging as well as stairs that were falling apart. Also, you can't see it, but there is also about 3-inches of water hanging out on the roof right over Mila's bed so the roof was first to be addressed.
This was the back during renos. You can also see pics of the original back here:
And here is the after.
We went with a Maibec wood siding in Pepperwood and chose StoneRox Cobblestone in Meaford Mist. The stone is my favourite part of the whole reno. We wanted an old stone look and we're super happy with the result.
Half-way through we decided to add stone and shakes to the garage as well. We still need to paint the door and the side trim.
As I mentioned we still need to address a few things. We want to paint out the windows. As soon as the siding went up we realized that the white windows washed out the colour a bit. We also need to address those darn arches on the porch. The red brick makes the siding look too green to me. We might clad them in something next year but we're going to live with them for now.
Also next spring we'll be tackling the landscaping. We'll have to re-lay the front stone walkway and put replace all the plants in the front. We also have plans to redo the west-side walk way. All in due time. For now I'm happy to get another major reno done in the books.