This is how it was when I bought it. Nice, but a little too grandmaish for me.
And this is what it turned into a few months later. I probably wouldn't have had it painted so soon but it was required to get my FHA loan (can't have peeling paint in older houses due to lead), plus I love brick houses with black trim. New windows are also shown in this picture. I had those done right away to take advantage of the $3,000 tax rebate which was about to expire (and the fact that 50% of the windows were painted shut). They're double hung Pella aluminum clad wood windows. I'll rant (negatively) about those later.