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Mill Valley Classic Cottage traditional-exterior
 

Mill Valley Classic Cottage

Residential Design by Heydt Designs, Interior Design by Benjamin Dhong Interiors, Construction by Kearney & O'Banion, Photography by David Duncan Livingston
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Chris Martin wrote:
Exterior - Are there any additional exterior photos? How far back is the right side of the house off the front of the main house ( not including porch) how far does the porch come off the front? How wide is the main house how far does the right of the house stick out?
   Comment   September 13, 2014
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Thanks Chris for contacting me in person. Please let me know if you need anything else. Best of luck to you and your project!
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amybeth32 wrote:
Steps - What materials did you use for steps/porch and walkway?
     Comment   September 7, 2014
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The veneer stone on the step risers is a real stone by Castle Rock, in the color 'Chocolate'. It was purchased from a vendor called Bay Area Bluestone in San Rafael, CA. The pathway is bluestone flagstone in an Ashler pattern, purchased from the same vendor. The step and porch surfaces are clear cedar painted in Benjamin Moore' Stone' 2112-40. Hope that helps!
September 8, 2014 at 5:22AM   
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My dreams Home
September 10, 2014 at 6:44AM   
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jennaliu wrote:
What type of roof material is this and the manufacturer's name? - Is this shingle or concrete tiles?
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It's composition shingle. As I recall, it was Certainteed Landmark TL in the color Moire Black. Here's the link: http://www.certainteed.com/products/roofing/residential/308956 Best! Leigha
August 18, 2014 at 4:53PM   
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Bruce Luu wrote:
I love this design, how much for the plans? I am looking at 4000 sq/t
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shanna Greaves
so what do you design if the plans are not for sale?
August 12, 2014 at 1:08PM     
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Custom homes, unique for each project.
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caiteo wrote:
Where did you get the round louvered shutter over the portico? Thanks.
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Online. I just did a google search for round wood gable vent. Hope that helps!
June 26, 2014 at 12:52PM   
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nancylieberman wrote:
Beautiful home. What is the square footage and the size of the lot?
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The house is about 2800 sq. ft. and the lot is about 8800 sq. ft. Best!
June 6, 2014 at 9:14AM     
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Diane Lapsley wrote:
beautiful little home!
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Thanks!
June 5, 2014 at 1:51PM   
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O Tempora O Mores wrote:
blueprint - how can I have access to the blueprint? how can I buy it?
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I'm sorry. They are not available.
May 13, 2014 at 11:42AM   
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msonderegger
www.walkerhomedesign.com can draw these house plans. let us know what you are looking for on the inside. We would love to help!
May 21, 2014 at 12:19PM     
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redcardinalred wrote:
what benjamin moore colors are on the exterior
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How do you achieve a "faded" version of Benjamin Moore's stone exterior paint? Thank you!
August 2, 2014 at 8:39AM   
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Funny enough, the painted siding sample was left outside for a year during the construction. When it came time to paint, the owner liked the faded version better and asked the painter to color match it! (:
August 2, 2014 at 11:30AM   
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tommygun722 wrote:
Porch post and railing system - What is the product used for the porch post and railing? What is better. PVC, fiberglass , recycled plastic? Does it only come in white?
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They are custom fabricated solid wood railings. Aesthetically that is best.
April 19, 2014 at 1:22PM     
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John Martin
Who manufactured them?
June 11, 2014 at 6:36PM   
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lhagan64 wrote:
Floor plan - I'm another one interested in the floor plan. Did you ever make it available?
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Sorry, no. Not available. Best of luck to you.
April 26, 2014 at 1:14PM   
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acab6 wrote:
What are interior trim and wall paint colors in the main living room?
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The living room wall color is Glidden 'Basic Beige' http://images.myperfectcolor.com/repositories/images/colors/MPC00047622-2.jpg and the trim color is Benjamin Moore 'Linen White 912' http://www.benjaminmoore.com/en-us/paint-color/linenwhite Hope that helps!
April 7, 2014 at 6:35AM     
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4029b4pw wrote:
Can you please tell me the roof pitch? Thank you so much!
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Good morning. Sorry for the delay. The roof pitch is 7/12. The shed dormers are 3/12. Hope that helps!
April 7, 2014 at 6:39AM   
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glenn1945 wrote:
Seeing the outside of a house without seeing the floor plan is useless - Seeing only the exterior is like looking at a pretty cake and not having any recipe for the cake. How do you have any idea about whether you might really like the cake. Maybe it's just a painting.
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potpie73
My goodness! So many people keep asking for the floor plan. The reason it is not available is that these homeowners paid to have a unique plan drawn up for their home! Obviously Heydt Designs is a designer with integrity and respects her clients enough not to share the design they paid for and provide it for all of Houzz to see. If you want the floor plan or something similar, sign a contract with Heydt designs and pull out your wallets to have YOUR custom home designed. So many looking to get something at the expense of others!
July 22, 2014 at 10:22PM     
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It was a remodel, so the floor plans would be useless to someone building new. Thanks for the comment! (:
July 30, 2014 at 10:40AM     
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trooper1dog wrote:
Charming! What is the roofing material/manufacturer/color? thx
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Thanks! Believe it or not, it's a charcoal gray color. The ambient exterior lighting makes it appear lighter due to reflection. http://www.gaf.com/Residential_Roofing/Shingles/Timberline_HD_Formerly_Timberline_Prestique_30/Timberline_HD_Charcoal.jpg
March 26, 2014 at 5:37AM   
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bobbi1peters wrote:
Where you are located
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Sausalito, CA
March 3, 2014 at 9:42AM     
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bobbi1peters wrote:
Can you mention the flooring. And can you give more information of whe
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It's a prefinished product by US Floors called Navarre montauban.
March 3, 2014 at 9:43AM   
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sheryl112 wrote:
More details please... - I understand that you don't have floor plans available... Is there anyway you can give more details about the home? We are looking to build a home with similar dimensions. How many bedrooms and bathrooms? I noticed there was a sitting room and formal living room. Is there also a family room on the main floor? Thank you for any help you can provide.
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It's 5 bedrooms with 3.5 baths. The lower floor has a small bedroom, the half bath, the family room, living room, dining room and kitchen. The upper floor has the master suite, plus two full baths and three bedrooms. Two of the rooms are very small. Hope that helps!
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vmsmiley wrote:
Beautiful design! What stone did you use for the step face and planter - vmsmiley
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The veneer stone is Castle Rock, in the color 'Chocolate', purchased from Bay Area Bluestone. Hope that helps!
January 13, 2014 at 12:41PM   
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lmb4jc wrote:
SIze of home - What is the above grade square footage of the home? Can you share the overall dimensions of the footprint? Love the look os this!
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Thanks. We bought a lot in a downtown area that requires a smaller home of and something g like this would fit nicely.
November 27, 2013 at 2:19PM   
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i wish mera bhi ghar aisa ho
July 19, 2014 at 11:51AM   
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adamsproject wrote:
Gutters - Hello, would you know what type of gutter was used on the residence? I have a similar entry on my home which is in the process of being built, and the builder has expressed concern. Do you receive a lot of rainfall, and have you received any feedback that a more slanted gutter causes rain to wick off versus funnel from the gutter to the piping? Thanks very much for any insight!
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These are seamless aluminum gutters, in an ogee style. Pretty inexpensive and standard- not what I had designed originally. (I had designed painted galvanized sheet metal fascia style gutters. The gutters would have filled in the gap to the top of the rafter tails.) These gutters were a lot less expensive. The gutters should be installed as close to horizontal as possible along the edge of the roof line, and pitched correctly to the sides for the best drainage, as your builder or roofer seem to be suggesting. They can be shimmed up with a little triangular piece of wood on the bottom of the gutter, at the rafter tails, to get the tops as close to horizontal as possible. It's definitely important to have properly functioning gutters, so probably best to defer to the builders if the architect is unsure or unable to make a recommendation. Hope that helps. Leigha
November 18, 2013 at 6:00AM     
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amilie wrote:
What are the columns called? - .
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They are Turncraft PolyCraftsman.
November 10, 2013 at 2:36PM     
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ritazubet wrote:
Love the design. Where can I see the entire floor plan?
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I'm sorry. The floor plans are not available.
November 5, 2013 at 9:40AM     
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Lori Kulczycki
why show the house without a floor plan? I'm sure most of us are interested in this beautiful home.
January 19, 2014 at 10:01AM     
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kathyfu wrote:
What color is exterior paint on bottom of house and trim, thx
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It's from Solaria.
May 8, 2014 at 5:54PM   
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marycoady
what color is the front door?
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Jennifer Heydt wrote:
Lighting - Where did you find the light above the exterior entry? Beautiful house!
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Not aunt Jennifer, just a fellow Heydt!
September 17, 2013 at 4:24PM   
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Wow- what a coincidence! We don't have too many Heydts out here in CA. (:
October 26, 2013 at 6:09AM   
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Raffael Brugnoni wrote:
Roof Color - Love this house. Can you please share the roof color, thank you
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It's a charcoal grey color.
August 24, 2013 at 5:26AM   
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heatherbrandt wrote:
I'm painting my bungalow stone/morning dove, thoughts on a 3rd color?
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pablina
You have a dark rust color in your stones, and it might be a good third contrasting, eye-popping color. Teal might be a good third color.
October 15, 2013 at 7:42PM   
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Agreed! A vibrant color for the front door can look really fantastic! You might choose a darker, more subdued color though, if you are painting out large portions of the body or exterior moulding.
October 26, 2013 at 6:11AM   
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kacie5 wrote:
Are there three external paint colors? - It looks in the picture like there is a darker color paint on the peak above the front door. Is that a darker paint or just shadows from the lighting?
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like
August 11, 2013 at 7:05PM     
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What's this??? I'm guess you call yourself Morning Dove? (:
October 26, 2013 at 6:12AM     
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androidinace wrote:
Plan - How can I get the plan for this house?
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I'm sorry. The drawings for this home are not for sale.
July 16, 2013 at 3:41PM   
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Kelle Bennett wrote:
Front door info - Who makes the front door and are the sidelights a bit narrower than standard sidelights found on doors?
   Comment   July 13, 2013
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Thanks. I've seen this done before on historical buildings. I was surprised by the small scale of the sidelights, and how well is actually worked. It looks even better close up and in person.
October 26, 2013 at 6:14AM   
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The front door is exactly what we are looking for - I went to Sierra Pacific but could not find this specific door, was it a custom design or a stock product? Thank you
November 2, 2013 at 1:41PM   
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breannkunz wrote:
Paint colours?? Thanks - Exterior
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kacie5
It looks like there is a darker color outside on the peak above the front door. Is that a different color paint or just due to the lighting/shadows? Thanks!
July 20, 2013 at 6:29AM   
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Just shadowing. Sorry, missed these comments until just now...
October 26, 2013 at 6:15AM   
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crussell6 wrote:
Is there a gravel parking area landscaped in the front? What is the distance from the porch?
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Yes. That gravel area in thw photo on the left side is for parking. It's about 15-20' from the porch.
July 6, 2013 at 11:27AM     
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空空 wrote:
question - question
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Hi, is the shaker and horizontal siding hardie board or wood? looking forward to your response?
July 19, 2013 at 3:45PM   
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Sorry. Totally missed this question. They are cedar shingles.
October 26, 2013 at 6:16AM   
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kathydockins wrote:
Is there a house plan that can be bought tot this house?
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For this house
June 2, 2013 at 6:40PM   
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I'm sorry, no. The drawings for this home are not for sale.
June 3, 2013 at 6:34AM   
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leliehughes wrote:
what color is this door?
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It's high gloss black.
June 3, 2013 at 6:35AM   
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hojozo wrote:
Where can I get the round windows and what is size of the smaller round window.
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Window companies like Marvin, Andersen, and Sierra Pacific (the company we used) make circular windows in standard sizes. The smaller window is 2'-0" in diameter, and the larger one is 2'-8" in diameter. Hope that helps!
May 21, 2013 at 12:21PM   
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nanibarba wrote:
Lot size - How big should your lot be to be able to build a house like this?
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Sorry, missed this question. It's about 45' wide.
October 26, 2013 at 6:17AM   
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No problem. Okay. Thank you!
October 27, 2013 at 12:00AM   
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tkanieff wrote:
Beautiful Home! I would like to know if you could recommend a modular building company ? - Do you know of a modular home building co. that builds this style house? I'm hoping to build a zero lot subdivision and need to cut costs. I think the houses would be 1800-2,300 sf. Thank you
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I don't personally know of one, but I could ask around. This home is very custom in nature, so I think if you did use a modular builder, you'd still have to have a local craftsman detail out the finishes and once you do that, I'm not sure if you would cut costs. Nevertheless, I'll see if I can get a good recommendation for you. Best! Leigha
May 6, 2013 at 10:46AM   
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Belinda Clear wrote:
Hi Leigha, I've looked through all prior comments, and am curious to know the door color. Please and thank you
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It's just a basic high gloss black- Benjamin Moore's ready mix black to be specific, but should be the same for other makers. Thanks for checking first! Sorry for the delay in reply.
May 3, 2013 at 10:00AM   
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wtcenergizer wrote:
Rear exterior view of house - Beautiful house! Do you have a picture of the exterior of the house from the backyard you could share? Thanks!
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There is no photo of the rear facade. The exterior of the house is extremely close to the rear yard property line and almost impossible to photograph. Also, due to the particular nature of the remodel, the exterior design at the rear didn't really change much from the original.
April 15, 2013 at 1:01PM     
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recker616 wrote:
Square feet? - How many square feet is the house
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Blair Jones
Is there a floor plan available online? Id love to know more about the layout.
May 1, 2013 at 3:33PM   
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No, I'm sorry. There is not.
October 26, 2013 at 6:18AM   
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gochar1 wrote:
Double vanity - Hi there! Could someone tell us where we could find the double vanity that is in this home? Also, we love the orange shower curtain that is in this bathroom as well. Any ideas of where we could purchase that as well? Thanks so much for your help and time - Christina
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Both of those items were custom made.
April 9, 2013 at 2:43PM   
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But you may be able to purchase them from the interior designer, Benjamin Dhong. Hope that helps!
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Steven Og wrote:
What are the dimensions of the columns and railing system used at the front of the house? - What are the dimensions of the columns and railing system used at the front of the house?
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rpeluso
and what is the material of the railing system? if the system is on line, can you provide the website
July 17, 2013 at 11:48AM   
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Sorry, I completely missed these questions. There are no names. They were custom made. For the column bases, I used Turncraft PolyCraftsman products. Everything else is totally custom.
October 26, 2013 at 6:19AM   
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briankathleen wrote:
What brand/color of roof shingles?
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The roof shingles are CertainTeed Landmark Shingles, in Moire Black. Hope that helps!
March 26, 2013 at 2:57PM   
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briankathleen
Thank you ...that surprises me because they look so gray!
March 26, 2013 at 7:41PM   
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naidia wrote:
What type of grass? - What grass is that in the landscape?
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What is the trim color?
April 3, 2013 at 6:55AM   
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Rob Orlando from Natural tech landscaping did the lawn. He is awesome. You can contact him at916-240-4524
October 23, 2013 at 9:27AM   
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elizabethamcpherson wrote:
By any chance, what type of stone was used on the stairs? Also, what is the porch flooring?
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We purchased the stone from Bay Area Bluestone. It was a bluestone called ‘Lilac’ and we ordered it in the Random Ashler Pattern. It was 1.5" thick and at the time it cost about $8.50 p.s.f. Here is the link from the website: http://www.bayareabluestone.com

The porch flooring was clear cedar 2x4 T&G decking. Proper installation on that is essential, otherwise the boards will warp.

Hope this helps! Leigha
March 5, 2013 at 12:02PM   
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Thank you! Thank you!
March 7, 2013 at 5:19AM   
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scjenkins wrote:
What is the wood and stain/finish of the kitchen floors? - Kitchen floors
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It is a pre-finished product by Navarre, the color/finish is 'Montauban'. It's distressed oak. Here's the link: http://www.usfloorsllc.com/products-page/navarre/montauban/ We used the same product throughout the entire house. Hope that helps! Leigha
February 4, 2013 at 11:23AM   
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redmond1949 wrote:
Kathy - Is there a one story plan in this same cottage style?
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No, sorry there is not. The two story design is not for sale, as is, either.
January 30, 2013 at 2:33PM   
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redmond1949 wrote:
Kathy - Is there a one story plan in this same cottage style?
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No, I'm sorry. There isn't.
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sharylanne wrote:
Roof - What is the roof color? It looks like an asphalt shingle.
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Yes! Good eye. It is a laminate composition shingle (aka asphalt shingle) in a dark Charcoal Grey color, like this one. http://www.certainteed.com/products/roofing/residential/308956# The equivalent color would be 'Moire Black'. Best of luck!
January 30, 2013 at 10:08AM   
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claudedarveau wrote:
what is the shingles color and type
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They are Western Red Cedar shingles stained in a color to match a Benjamin Moore's paint color 'Stone 2112-40' The trim is painted in Benjamin Moore's 'White Dove'. These colors are also listed in the photo tags. Hope that helps! Leigha
January 19, 2013 at 12:54PM   
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johnstonfarm2013 wrote:
Stunning! Can you share with me the type & color of the shingles used? Thank you!
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They are Western Red Cedar shingles stained in a color to match a Benjamin Moore's paint color 'Stone 2112-40' The trim is painted in Benjamin Moore's 'White Dove'. These colors are also listed in the photo tags. Hope that helps! Leigha
January 19, 2013 at 12:52PM     
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davidson1987 wrote:
Tree - The house is simply amazing.. What is the name of the tall tree behind the house. Thanks!
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Thanks! It's a giant sequoia redwood tree. They live to be thousands of years old. Obviously it came with the site. (:
December 27, 2012 at 12:33PM   
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clivingstone wrote:
Porch Ballistrade railings - Hello, I love the ballistrade railings on the front porch. Who was the manufacturer for this - or was this custom made? Do you have other close up pictures of the details?
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aes2012
Hello, do you recall approximately how many feet this front porch extends out (as photographed here)? Thank you and have a great weekend!
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It's about 15' or so, as I recall. Sorry for late reply. Completely missed this one.
October 26, 2013 at 6:22AM   
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englishtheriot wrote:
Do you have any pictures of the back of the house? - I would love to see the back of the house.
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Sorry, we don't. The back of the house is really close to a rear lot line and impossible to photograph because of it's proximity to the rear neighbor. We put all of the design emphasis into the front of the house because of this.
November 14, 2012 at 1:17PM     
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lynnporterfied wrote:
Love the look of this house. Is there a downstairs bedroom?
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Yes. It's next to the dining room and powder bath.
October 30, 2012 at 9:55AM     
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jakenyonsmith wrote:
Is that artificial turf? It looks too perfect to be real!
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Yes! Very green. Low maintenance. Clients love it.
October 27, 2012 at 9:14AM     
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euniquecreations wrote:
Love this house, great job. How many sq. ft.?
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Thanks! It's about 2700 sq. ft. 5 bedrooms and 3.5 baths.
October 22, 2012 at 1:42PM     
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izzyana wrote:
Fabulous Job! - What a beautiful home. Would you happen to know the roof shingle color and manufacture? Just love the whole color combination from roof top to sidewalk!
   Comment   October 14, 2012
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Thank you! I don't recall the exact shingle manufacturer or name, but it was just a very basic, very inexpensive, Class A composition shingle in a Charcoal Grey color. CertainTeed is a common manufacturer of these types of shingles. Best of luck, Leigha.
October 15, 2012 at 12:54PM   
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karambrodsky wrote:
This house is beautiful! Where does the door come from?
   Comment   October 8, 2012
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It was manufactured by Trustile. They are a wonderful resource for designing and ordering customized doors and sidelights. Their website has a wonderful door design tool. Here's the link. http://www.trustile.com Best of luck to you with your project! Leigha
October 9, 2012 at 12:23PM   
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jillianmarie625 wrote:
What color shingle is this
   Comment   October 1, 2012
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The exterior shingle color is Benjamin Moore 'Stone 2112-40' and the exterior trim color is Benjamin Moore 'White Dove'. The top and bottom levels are all stained the same color. The foyer bench column to the right of the front porch is clad in gray stone (barely visible in this photo), so that portion appears darker than the rest of the shingles. Stain colors fade quickly, and appear lighter in natural light, which is why the color appears lighter in this photo. Best of luck! Leigha
October 1, 2012 at 4:25PM     
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colleenterry808 wrote:
Floor plan available? - Is the floor plan available for this house? Beautiful!
   Comment   September 30, 2012
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Thank you so much. I am not selling the drawings for this home as-is, but I would be happy to work with you on an individual basis, incorporating many elements. If you are interested in discussing this further, please email me at leigha@heydtdesigns.com. Thanks!
October 1, 2012 at 4:27PM     
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MSE Developers wrote:
Information needed - Hi You did a great job. I am planning to build a house in Menlo Park,ca about the same size of this beutifull house you designed. Could you please let me know how much is the cost to Designe a house like this and what does it include I mean what details? Regards
   Comment   September 23, 2012
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Typical architectural fees for a project like this should be between 10-20% of the construction budget. The work should include a lot of architectural details, as well as work in all the major architectural phases such as schematic design, design development, construction documents, bidding and negotiation, and construction administration. Although, I don't feel comfortable disclosing the precise amount for the sake of my client's confidentiality, I can say that the fees for this project did end up being on the higher end of that spectrum. If you email me, we can discuss it further. My email is leigha@heydtdesigns.com Best of luck with your project! Leigha
October 1, 2012 at 4:39PM     
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mholt15 wrote:
What is the manufacturer and color of the stone at the entry? Thanks!
   Comment   August 29, 2012
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It's a natural veneer stone product I found at Bay Area Bluestone. http://www.bayareabluestone.com The names of these products change frequently. At the time it was referred to as 'Castle Rock,' not to be confused with the manufactured products of this name. The color was referred to as 'Chocolate.' You can't see it in this photo but we also clad the column to the right of the front door in this stone to break up the shingle siding. Hope this helps! Leigha
September 13, 2012 at 2:21PM     
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joliparker wrote:
Love the orb chandelier! Who is the manufacturer?
   Comment   August 23, 2012
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Hello! The exterior pendant was selected by Benjamin Dhong Interiors. http://www.houzz.com/pro/bendhong/benjamin-dhong-interiors

I know Restoration Hardware carries similar ones.

Best of luck! Leigha
August 29, 2012 at 11:17AM   
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1kenzie3 wrote:
Exterior Color? - What are the exterior colors?
     Comment   August 21, 2012
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Thank you for the reply. Yes, I like the stained better too. I think I'll take the gamble on staining it this first application and see how it goes.
October 1, 2012 at 5:22PM   
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Great. Best of luck! (:
October 2, 2012 at 8:54AM   
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shropshire65 wrote:
What shrubs are used in the landscape?
   Comment   August 20, 2012
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Mill Valley, CA Thank you!
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Adore!
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eddy77 wrote:
is that a concrete walkway
   Comment   August 18, 2012
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It's a grey/blue flagstone- mortar set. Here we call it 'Connecticut Blue'.
August 18, 2012 at 9:29AM   
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karaford11 wrote:
I would like this floor plan how do I get it? How big is this home?
   Comment   August 15, 2012
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Beautiful home! What is the name/brand of the darker color of paint used on the exterior? Thank you!
March 30, 2013 at 7:30AM   
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For those wanting floor plans, just contact Heydt Designs and have them design a home for you. Then they can post an image of your home so people can ask for a floor plan.
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Heydt describes the new style of the home as having Craftsman shingle style and Spanish colonial influences outside, with contemporary elements inside. This home doesn't have much of a backyard, so the owners treat their front yard like a backyard. In addition to the front porch on the left, there is a patio off the kitchen on the right.
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