Based on hardware we've found on the exterior of the house, we guessed there were once awnings on the windows. I definitely like the house better without the awnings. There also appear to be diamond shapes within the arches above the windows. I've since noticed a similar diamond in the stonework above our garage.
This is how the kitchen looked when they moved in. The custom cabinets that the Schlotters installed were a huge improvement.
When we removed the carpet, we could tell there used to be a carpet runner up the stairs and this photo confirms it. We learned that the stair tread and rise was based on the architect's mother's walk so it would be easy for her to get up and down. I'm thankful that we don't have the typical steep staircase common in so many older homes.
I was surprised to learn that our current fireplace was not original. No brick fireplace surround when the Schlotters moved in.
Thanks again to Leo and Betty for the photos!