First, a white Colonial Revival porch with two columns was built with two sets of stone steps leading away from the house.
This present front porch which did not exist in the original plan as seen in earlier photographs, is constructed of a barrel vault-ceiling, and supported by two wooden columns. A wrought iron bannister and handrail was anchored into the concrete porch floor and into the stone walls of the house for support.
The front door entry was also modernized: the entire wall the width and heighth of the hall was removed and replaced with a Colonial front door, flanked by two narrow side lights. An arched colonial-style transom window replaced the simple, original rectangular panes over the door.
The basement was excavated, its contents removed and deposited in front of the house forming a terraced bank of earth. This elevated the soil line considerably, raising the lawn to its present height. Miraculously though, beneath the overhang of the roof over the fascia, original woodworking details seemingly remain untouched since the time first applied. In all likelihood, the exterior stone was not covered in stucco.