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Attic Conversion to Bedroom

This whole-house renovation was featured on the 2008 Austin NARI Tour of Remodeled Homes. The attic space was converted into a bedroom with closet space and bath, cooled by a minisplit system. An eyebrow window was cut into the roofline to allow more daylight into the space, as well as adding a nice visual element to the facade.

Photography by Greg Hursley, 2008

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January 1, 2015
notables_mwp wrote:
What color is the trim on the house? - What is the color of the trim on the house?
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Unfortunately we were unable to verify these paint colors.
    Bookmark   January 5, 2015 at 1:22PM
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January 12, 2014
Dawn Thomas wrote:
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We of course can't help but be a little biased, and recommend that you find a reputable design-builder to do a job like this. There are certain complications with attic conversions and you need someone that can plan it out right, account for all the complications, and execute it well. Conditioning the space, insulation, laying out the plan, and cutting in the stair were all challenges to be overcome in this particular project. You can get a sense of how the eyebrow was cut in from the attached photos:
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Thank you very much for your detailed response!
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November 29, 2012
Mary Tea wrote:
Is there a layout of what the inside of the house looks like?
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Indeed! See attached photos:
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August 15, 2012
willettwrite wrote:
What colour is the door? We are looking for a modern looking orange for our house!
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We unfortunately were unable to locate a specific color for this door in our records.
    Bookmark   August 20, 2012 at 11:10AM
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Ah! Wait a moment—I found the color buried in some random correspondence. It mentions this:

Sherwin Williams 6884 Obstinate Orange
    Bookmark   August 20, 2012 at 11:32AM
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What Houzz contributors are saying:

Bud Dietrich, AIA added this to More Living Space: Making Room for Family
An eyebrow dormer on the outside lends a relaxed and storybook feature to this home. And this dormer with its diminutive scale looks like an eye as it just starts to open from a good night's sleep.
Rachel Grace added this to Renovation Detail: The Eyebrow Dormer
The curvaceous lines of the eyebrow dormer offset the sharp peak of this home's front gable.

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eyebrow window
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January 24, 2015
little window in roof detail
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January 15, 2015
like how eyebrow window affects roofline
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January 14, 2015
eyebrow window
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Eyebrow window, peaked gable and chimney.
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so cute
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I love a Fairy cottage look
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House color doors trim
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Green eves
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In attic add an eyebrow window
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cool dormer and siding
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eyebrow dormer
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Just so cute.
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Eyebrow window.
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Attic conversion to bedroom
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cool dormer window...Newporty
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What a cute little window up top for this little cottage looking house!
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Door has character, modest affordable porch
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Eyebrow dormer
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Beautiful eyebrow dormer with a nice pop of color!
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Sherwin Williams 6884 Obstinate Orange
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Grey and green
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Colors!, eyebrow window, door
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Door for people access to garage
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Eyebrow dormer window.
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Another great eyebrow dormer
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I like the eyebrow window.
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So darn cute
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Saw this in a magazine a while back. Very cute and respectful of original.
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a dormer for an office over existing garage?
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Sherwin Williams 6884 Obstinate Orange
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Love the top window, and would look great on a dome!
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trim colors similar to neighbors ranch house
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PERFECT COLOR FOR FRONT DOOR Sherwin Williams 6884 Obstinate Orange
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if we did a loft in the attic, this eyebrow window would be perfect
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eyebrow window see inside photo of bedroom
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This whole-house renovation was featured on the 2008 Austin NARI Tour of Remodeled Homes. The attic space was converted into a bedroom with closet space and bath, cooled by a minisplit system. An eyebrow window was cut into the roofline to allow more daylight into the space, as well as adding a nice visual element to the facade.Photography by Greg Hursley, 2008
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An eyebrow dormer on the outside lends a relaxed and storybook feature to this home. And this dormer with its diminutive scale looks like an eye as it just starts to open from a good night's sleep.
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