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Yum Yum Farm farmhouse-exterior

Yum Yum Farm

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November 24, 2013
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Siding - What Is the board and batten siding make from? Thanks
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What technique did you use to install,furring strips to the back,what about the horizontal seam were the sheet meet.
    Bookmark   November 26, 2013 at 4:59AM
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The James Hardie website has info about attachment. There is a discrete piece of z shaped flashing at the horizontal seams. John
    Bookmark   November 26, 2013 at 5:39AM
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September 18, 2013
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Hi. The ladder is sloped at about 60 degrees. It is gentler than a ladder you'd use to paint your house but I wouldn't recommend it for aging in place. John DeForest
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February 19, 2012
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Thanks for your interest. To warm up th interior, we used 1/2" thick maple plywood cut into long rectangles and set in a brick or "running bond" pattern. We asked The contractor to first paint the ceiling black then set the panels about 3/8" apart. If we had tried to make it all one continuous plane of maple, it would have been harder to install and lacked the nice scale. John
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Oh, and I believe the footprint was about 28x28'. With the office loft, that added up to a little over 1000sf in the main living areas. There is also a full basement.
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The trio immersed themselves in the region, touring local quarries, farms and salvage yards. "My clients appreciate modern design, but they also deeply admire the local building forms and traditions," says DeForest. "Through our homework process, we worked together to come up with a blend that built on tradition rather than reproducing or rejecting it." The home's form borrows heavily from the rural Iowa vernacular, right down to the exterior color and the window placed like a hayloft door. "From the exterior, the house appears as a classic form amid sweeping fields and surrounding woods," describes DeForest.
4. IowaOutside of Iowa City, an architect helped a couple stake out the site of their dream home to take full advantage of views and energy efficiency.
5. Iowa CityThis smart cabin has some shapes and materials swiped from traditional farm buildings combined in a minimalist house.

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