New Build -- Exterior HELP!!!
Denise Storm
April 21, 2013 in Design Dilemma
We are in the process of building our dream home. My husband is a builder and we are doing an owner build. The issue is he has never had to select the exterior colors or materials as this has always been done by the clients. I am a very busy real estate agent and we differ on opinions. I am looking for help.

A little background, the home is a traditinal two story with slight farmhouse appeal. It is located on a three acre heavily wooded lot nestled near the mountains. Currently, we have vertical siding with shakes in the gables. The siding has been painted Sherwin Wlliams Warm Stone, my husband thinks we should do the stucco (all other areas) the same color, I am not sure. Where you see the blue tape there will be a stone wainscoting and the porch area will be full real fieldstone.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. The trim will be painted an creamy gray along with the timbers on the porch.

Also, we are torn between a natural cherry custom made front door or a for custom door to be painted red?

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Rockin' Fine Finish
So you need a siding choice for the lower half and the brown color is staying ?
April 21, 2013 at 8:17AM   
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Denise Storm
No, the brown siding is staying, I need a stucco color. Trying to decide if I should go a shade lighter on stucco or stay the same.
April 21, 2013 at 8:21AM   
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Rockin' Fine Finish
Lighter brown to give it some contrast if you decide on a wood door the finish should be lighter not darker do its more inviting as for the timbers in the front will they stay natural or painted ? If you do a wood door the natural timbers will help pull it all together . Stain the timbers to match the door
April 21, 2013 at 8:26AM   
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