When the Mansion was new to the world (and I was still pretty young, myself), the building had a delicious chocolate coloring, I guess most specifically resembling a brownstone. And the molding and other details were very white. The Mansion is now red, the molding and trimmings of a very faded color almost indistinguishable from the rest of the house. So...what happened? Does anyone around here know? Is this simply the effect of weather over the years? Were the bricks repainted...or replaced? I guess considering all the design changes--letting the grass grow wild and the trees out front obscure the building, and the too unspeakable to speak of queue--the change in color scheme is minor. But, oh I miss the way the Mansion looked!