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Prospect Courtyard Duplex modern-exterior

Prospect Courtyard Duplex

These courtyard duplexes stretch vertically with public spaces on the main level, private spaces on the second, and a third-story perch for reading & dreaming accessed by a spiral staircase. They also live larger by opening the entire kitchen / dining wall to an expansive deck and private courtyard. Embedded in an eclectically modern New Urbanist neighborhood, the exterior features bright colors and a patchwork of complimentary materials.

Photos: Maggie Flickinger

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February 28, 2014
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Appearance grade - meaning that the CMU is an exposed finish-level surface that will not be covered by another material - stacked bond should not be more expensive than the same block set as appearance grade running bond. As with many building trades, it really comes down to the mason. If they know that appearance is important, and all joints need to be raked equally and aligned, they will charge a bit more for that work regardless of the bond / pattern.

Best, Maggie
    Bookmark   March 7, 2014 at 2:19PM
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That is what I thought, too. I am an engineer, and a contractor was trying to tell me differently. Thank you.
    Bookmark   March 7, 2014 at 4:01PM
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