When we removed the siding, we were left with ugly window trim:
All of the tan trim surrounding the window is not original; much of it is rotting, and it sticks out beyond the brick. It is also not sealed against the brick. The original windows (as seen from neighboring homes) were trimmed out inside the brick opening. We want to remove the tan trim and replace it with something much more suitable.
Here is a window without the tan trim:
This looks much better, and is more historically accurate (again, given surrounding houses). The problem is the gaps:
The quarter round molding currently on the outside of the window frame appears to be newer (it is missing the first layer of paint); it's broken in places and needs replaced anyway. My thought is to pry it off, and replace with a 1 inch deep block molding that will reach from the brick to where the storm windows will start.
Issues that need solving: Do I caulk between this wood molding and the brick? If not, how to I seal between the brick and wood?