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Christensen Remodeling midcentury-exterior

Christensen Remodeling

Remodeling to 1956 John Randall MacDonald Usonian home.

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patriciaapope wrote:
Do you have or can you share the address of this home? We have a home in Franklin, WI, same architect and per - N
   Comment   February 8, 2013
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Barb Robinson Anderson
This is the Alden B Dow home in Midland, MI
May 19, 2013 at 6:35pm     
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Lewis Timberman wrote:
Remodel? - It's not very beneficial to call something a remodel and then not show before pictures (okay, there's 1). Sometimes people need prodding into thinking about possibilities that are difficult to see without a before (me). Do you have other "before" photos (particularly the exterior)?
   Comment   April 19, 2014
jgclaredo wrote:
What color is the exterior painted? - I own a flat roof contemporary in CT. (with the entire west side of my home being fixed windows: very FLW-esque I want to change the color of my home and I am considering a red shade. This color looks like a good place to start.
   Comment   January 16, 2013

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This long and low home is accented perfectly by a long and low privacy fence. The lines work together instead of competing, allowing the house to fit snugly into its surroundings.
The renovations were extensive, but Dahlin kept the original roofline intact. While the client loved the large windows, she wanted privacy from the street, so Dahlin added this cedar fence along the front. "We weren't sure if we should stain the fence or not, so I advised the client to live with it for a while," he says. "It's always easier to stain it later than to stain it first and undo it later." The natural patina of the cedar works well with the colors of the stone on the exterior.
Steven Corley Randel, Architect added this to Roots of Style: Ranch Architecture Roams Across the U.S.
Styles that developed parallel to ranch style can be traced to the work of Frank Lloyd Wright. He created several fashions, including Prairie style, and he also created the Usonian house style in the 1930s, promoting it as an ideal model for the American middle class.Notice the long and low facade, or elevation, of this 1956 Usonian-inspired house. A mixture of stone and wood feels informal and inviting, and the house stretches from one side to the other freely. However, the flat roof did not translate to the ranch style that developed in California.

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altairc27 added this to altairc27's Ideas
Just like it
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Prairie style
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Fence design
Jon N Delanie White added this to jonndelanie_white's ideas
on Monday
Asian (midcentury redesign) classy
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Roof lines and privacy in front of home
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low roof line
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last Saturday
Like the red
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low wall in front
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like the red
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July 21, 2014
front yard fenced patio idea more space between slats.
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mid century moden
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July 19, 2014
Ranch exterior
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godsplansforme added this to godsplansforme's ideas
July 19, 2014
I really like the way the driveway curves around for a full circle and its plenty parking space
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July 18, 2014
color maybe
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July 17, 2014
Exterior Color against the Green Foliage.
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July 16, 2014
Beautiful red
D&M S added this to Dave
July 11, 2014
Exterior. Linear wall
Dale added this to New Home Ideas
July 9, 2014
Hmmm I wonder if that trellis is a built in ladder to the roof. Might be a time saver for cleaning the roof.
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privacy fence
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Exterior ?
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Front porch
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nice driveway idea. Love the red.
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July 4, 2014
privacy wall idea and drive way semicircle
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Privacy wall. Color
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Frank Lloyd wright
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Wall with address
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Horizontal wall
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front wall mid century
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Privacy wall
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June 19, 2014
Very nice contemporary remodel
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Modern Ranch. Could work for me.
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muren var stilig
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The sleek long slender horizontal look!
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front wall for house
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enktry fence style for outdoor shower
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contemporary style, except existence/height of privacy wall in front of house
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Mid century modern
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Height of the wall
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stone sided ranch
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Stone wall porch
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Rust house
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Front screen
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Ranch landscaping
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May 25, 2014
I don't know how it's built but very nice
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Cool wall
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May 22, 2014
hide parking and garage door/ shift entry way to side yard approach
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May 22, 2014
open mesh bottom to make the fence float?--YES!
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May 20, 2014
A wall out front...this is too much though
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solid stain?
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Low horizontal elements
bbabchick added this to KK landscaping
May 13, 2014
build low slat panel wall fed of brick wall
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May 11, 2014
I like how the wall gives some privacy
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May 11, 2014
Do I want to leave a wire mesh opening at the bottom varied depending on the slope?
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May 10, 2014
Red exterior
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Front of house
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Notice glass front door and privacy fencing
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Red house
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driveway wall
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April 28, 2014
Hard to see but I think I like this fence concept
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Ledger stone combined with red wood siding.
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Colors stone simple
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like the colors and multi surfaces
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Stone & wood. Overhang.
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April 26, 2014
Roof too low, but otherwise lovely, balanced, I like the protected entry/terrace.
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stacked stone ,color
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April 19, 2014
Same or similar stone color. NOT house color.
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April 19, 2014
fence is good idea for privacy
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privacy fence
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ranch modernization
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LOVE the exterior color!
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windows on the front yet still private
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privacy wall idea
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Fence for front?
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Love everything about this ranch exterior.
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Front fence
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Mid century
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exterior color
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limestone privacy fence
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Usonian red
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mid century
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Unstained horizontal cedar fence
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Cedar fence material with no stain...greyed out a bit
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wall feature at front entry
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March 26, 2014
goodlooking color
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wooden wall
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March 24, 2014
Cedar privacy fence
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March 21, 2014
Makes sense to do asphalt, but want to have the gate up and outdoor forye with stones and pavers.
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front yard fence
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see side areas
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Exterior cladding and colour
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fence design
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front fence and facade
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front fence low decorative
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long horizontal
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Courtyard siding
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FLW. mid century modern horizontal ashlar typical of era
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House Design
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February 23, 2014
50's style house, simplicity, stone, windows
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February 21, 2014
trim painted same as body of house
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February 20, 2014
Interesting wood between house driveway
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February 17, 2014
front courtyard
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February 16, 2014
This is my new favorite! This seems a very "do-able" adaptation to a mid-century ranch. Nice use of horizontal stone focals as well as privacy fence that still admits light.
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February 15, 2014
Wisconsin design and build team
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I like the fence
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privacy wall to replace planter walls
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Front Courtyard
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Different color wall / house
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diff color fence
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Private courtyard
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front fence
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straight roof
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One floor, frank lloyd, inside court
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Glass front
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very wrightish
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Garden privacy wall
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Privacy fence
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December 31, 2013
Reminds me of similar house in BelAir, MD.
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December 31, 2013
Contemporary ranch
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contemporary privacy wood fence
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Low profile
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wall screening courtyard
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lines, relative to exsisting structure
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Contemporary/Frank Lloyd wright design
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Whole house
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Flat roof / fence in front
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Flat roof
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November 24, 2013
Entrance has an outside area, yet not much attention to the one front door. Could add cover over some outside seating.
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low profile
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Red with yellow brick
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Exterior colors
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November 13, 2013
Frank Loyd Wright low roof style may come in handy for preserving lake views from other parts of the U shaped court yard.
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landscaping wall
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Redoin Hollywood park.
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Great example of buffer wall
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interesting front wall
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November 2, 2013
Change the texture of our half wall
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