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Kelly Wunsch Homes wrote:
What color are the windows...deep bronze or black?
   Comment   May 7, 2013
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Kelly Wunsch Homes
Seems as if at least some architects think architect said the same thing!
May 7, 2013 at 5:03pm   
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Willow Glen Design
Check out Fleetwood Windows, they have some beautiful colors and they have really nice profiles. A bit pricey but they work like a dream.
August 2, 2013 at 9:55am   
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asitx wrote:
Porous driveway? - Is this porous concrete?
   Comment   November 18, 2012
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Lisa A
In another photo, you can see there are concrete 'tiles' or mat. If you google "drivable mat", you will find examples. I think that's what was meant by porous.
February 21, 2013 at 12:13pm   
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What material is the driveway made from? How is the surface finished?
January 23, 2014 at 3:18am   
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scole115 wrote:
What is the white siding? - Hardie panels as well?
   Comment   August 25, 2012
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PLACE architect ltd.
It's metal siding.
August 26, 2012 at 10:02am   
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August 26, 2012 at 11:09pm   
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freebetty wrote:
about colors - How do you prepare your neighbors to accept the colors on your walls (exterior)
   Comment   April 25, 2012
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PLACE architect ltd.
No one had an issue with the colours here - but in general, the thing to do is show concerned neighbours a good rendering of the house with the new colours, showing them just how and why it's all going to be great. if you bring them along gently and with respect, usually it's no big deal.
April 25, 2012 at 1:00pm     
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AKA Projects
I have also used the Feng Shui argument, saying that it is good FS based on the colors of the neighboring houses. No matter their intellectual inclinations, they seem to more readily accept this.
April 30, 2014 at 12:50pm   
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Manon Floreat wrote:
Where did you get the garage doors? - I'm interested in opaque garage doors and like the look of these. Thanks.
   Comment   April 22, 2012
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Lisa A
these garage doors are easily found these days -- Amarr, Clopay, etc. make them. Try Googling "aluminum garage door" and you'll see a ton of images. I have Amarr Vista as they were the most reasonably priced. Clopay at Home Depot were more expensive. They aren't cheap -- for two car garage door, it approached $5K, but they're awesome looking.
February 21, 2013 at 12:17pm   
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Manon Floreat
Thanks for the tips, Lisa A. And, yes - they are very cool looking!
February 22, 2013 at 11:51pm   
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Jane wrote:
The green exterior "tiles"..are they concrete board? Did you paint it or was it manufactured this color?
   Comment   June 12, 2011
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Also can you please tell me the brand\color of the white? thank you!
July 4, 2011 at 1:10pm   
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Lighter green for laundry, downstairs bathroom, mud room
November 27, 2012 at 7:27am   
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Kelowna Custom Pergolas wrote:
How did you install the Hardi panel? What is behind it?
   Comment   February 11, 2014
juliebennet09 wrote:
How long did this tak eto build? - I love this home it is absolutely beautiful. I love all of the colors and layers. I really want to build my own custom home and have been looking into custom home builder florida Thanks for sharing your picture.
   Comment   November 1, 2013
rainmody wrote:
Wood & roof - Is the wood facade real wood or wood composite? Can u tell me what is the manufacturer's name if composite was used? Also, what kind of roof is it - metal? Beautiful house & you should be proud of it.
   Comment   September 2, 2013
johndarvil wrote:
what is the turf finish
   Comment   April 26, 2012
Naresh Debidin wrote:
Great house! Could you please elaborate on how the Hardie Panels are affixed and what was used between them? We're going to be using similar panels on our upcoming build. Thanks!
     Comment   January 26, 2012

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There are even pervious asphalt and concrete options that can replace traditional materials on high-traffic driveways or entry roads. Basically, the structure of these materials is similar to that of conventional concrete but with wider pores. I’ve heard conflicting conclusions about cost estimates of porous asphalt, as compared to conventional asphalt. It seems that even though the initial cost of materials is higher, some people believe that the porous system ends up being cheaper over the life span of the driveway or road. Bear in mind that a proper conventional asphalt road or driveway should incorporate a stormwater collection and treatment system, which would affect the overall cost.Porous asphalt is now being used across Europe in highways because of the reduced risk of accidents from standing water or ice. From what I understand, research is still being done on the performance of porous concrete in cold weather.
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