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Rhoda House modern-entry

Rhoda House


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February 17, 2013
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I'm sorry, I can't help you with the furnishings. I did the architecture - the design of the building, inside and out.
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July 27, 2011
Rajendra Trivedi wrote:
Mr. Silva: wow!
Nice door and canopy/I have similar plan in my
new house.
Is the roof transluscent material safe and cost effective?/can you suggest site to buy it from/I want to add LED for light show/
where can i get similar door?
Thanks/ I would appreciate a reply highly as my house is under way
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Silva Studios Architecture
Thank you Raju. Sorry for the late reply. The door is custom, designed by myself and built on site by a carpenter to my specifications.

The Canopy is a pre-fabricated item ordered from Kalwall.
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Rajendra Trivedi
Thank you sir for your reply.You have amazing portfolio
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