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Rocky River Living craftsman-living-room

Rocky River Living

The development of the architecture and the site were critical to blend the home into this well established, but evolving, neighborhood. One goal was to make the home appear as if it had been there 20 years. The home is designed on just under an acre of land with a primary concern of working around the old, established trees (all but one was saved). The exterior style, driven by the client’s taste of a modern Craftsman home, marries materials, finishes and technologies to create a very comfortable environment both inside and out. Sustainable materials and technologies throughout the home create a warm, comfortable, and casual home for the family of four. Considerations from air quality, interior finishes, exterior materials, plan layout and orientation, thermal envelope and energy efficient appliances give this home the warmth of a craftsman with the technological edge of a green home.

Photography by Casey Dunn

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November 8, 2013
Leah Melquist wrote:
What are the beams made out of ? What type of wood on the ceiling?
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The beams are box beams using smooth Alder and the ceiling was simply T&G pine.
    Bookmark   November 10, 2013 at 10:10PM
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Did you use a brown stain on the pine ceiling in order to cut down on the yellow of the pine?
    Bookmark   May 4, 2014 at 12:37PM
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March 7, 2012
pamorin wrote:
What is the paint color on the walls?
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The Shabby Nest
Valspar's Snowcap White is a similar color.
    Bookmark   March 7, 2012 at 3:13PM
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October 13, 2011
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Looks like Winona stone mined in Minnesota.
    Bookmark   January 24, 2013 at 3:51PM
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Red Mountain Media
There are several MCM homes here in Vestavia Al using that stone for firelplaces and exterior accents. We use locally sourced sandstone cut into variable sizes.
    Bookmark   October 27, 2014 at 4:46AM
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bea03s wrote:
do you know where I can find that stone for the fireplace? Love it!
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