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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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Dawn Thomas wrote:
Eyebrow window - How is this made and what type of professional can do this?
   Comment   January 12, 2014
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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:
January 17, 2014 at 2:05pm   
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Thank you very much for your detailed response!
January 19, 2014 at 12:35pm     
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Mary Tea wrote:
Is there a layout of what the inside of the house looks like?
   Comment   November 29, 2012
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Indeed! See attached photos:
November 29, 2012 at 8:40am     
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willettwrite wrote:
What colour is the door? We are looking for a modern looking orange for our house!
   Comment   August 15, 2012
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We unfortunately were unable to locate a specific color for this door in our records.
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:
http://www.sherwin-williams.com/homeowners/color/find-and-explore-colors/paint-colors-by-family/SW6884-obstinate-orange/

Sherwin Williams 6884 Obstinate Orange
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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victorianbungalowranch added this to Quaint cottage
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Saw this in a magazine a while back. Very cute and respectful of original.
artpark added this to artpark's ideas
April 7, 2014
a dormer for an office over existing garage?
ihrtbks added this to Paint Colors
April 4, 2014
Sherwin Williams 6884 Obstinate Orange
Scheppmann Development Company added this to loft windows
March 29, 2014
eyebrow
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March 24, 2014
Eyebrow window
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March 22, 2014
Everything
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March 15, 2014
love the window
sarahbrushton added this to Exterior Ideas
March 14, 2014
Dormer
Trent Balzer added this to trent_balzer's ideas
March 9, 2014
Love the top window, and would look great on a dome!
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March 8, 2014
Cute
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March 5, 2014
love the colors
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March 5, 2014
Attic
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March 4, 2014
trim colors similar to neighbors ranch house
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March 1, 2014
Cottage
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March 1, 2014
Eyebrow window
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February 24, 2014
window in roof
angelamasco added this to master
February 24, 2014
colors
andclem added this to attic
February 24, 2014
An eyebrow dormer on the outside lends a relaxed and storybook feature to this home.
joycelerner added this to joycelerner's Favorites
February 23, 2014
Green trim around orange door.
coldshots added this to coldshots's ideas
February 23, 2014
idea for attic
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February 23, 2014
Would like to live here...
Cindy Scheer Jackson/Coldwell Banker Burnet added this to French cottage exterior
February 21, 2014
door
homeecybecky added this to homeecybecky's Ideas
February 20, 2014
Eyebrow window
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February 19, 2014
Like how they allocated the trim colors. The two orange areas are just enough and contrast nicely with the green I also like the stone exterior.
rozzydow added this to Attic
February 19, 2014
great dormers!!! seems much better than a normal skylight.
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February 17, 2014
Accent on roof awning
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February 13, 2014
Eye brow window
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February 4, 2014
Too cute cottage
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February 3, 2014
eyebrow dormer
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February 2, 2014
Eyebrow doormer
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February 2, 2014
Cute little eyebrow dormer window.
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February 2, 2014
Eyebrow dormer, exterior colours and materials
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February 2, 2014
Overall front of house but esp. street number sign . easy to do.
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February 2, 2014
eyebrow dormer
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February 2, 2014
eyebrow
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February 1, 2014
Window
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January 29, 2014
So cute eyebrow dormer!
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January 28, 2014
dormer
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January 20, 2014
Door!!
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January 20, 2014
model 1
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January 18, 2014
peinture sous toit?
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January 18, 2014
eyebrow dormer
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January 16, 2014
For mama
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January 16, 2014
So cute!!
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January 16, 2014
Pretty and functional
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January 15, 2014
House front
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January 12, 2014
PERFECT COLOR FOR FRONT DOOR Sherwin Williams 6884 Obstinate Orange
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January 9, 2014
Funky cool!
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January 8, 2014
front door
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January 5, 2014
Love the front door!
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January 2, 2014
That dormer is a bit different, I like it
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January 1, 2014
eyebrow window
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December 31, 2013
eyebrow window....
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December 29, 2013
eyebrow dormer
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December 17, 2013
Dormer
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December 15, 2013
Curb appeal
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December 4, 2013
maybe an addition upstairs
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November 30, 2013
if we did a loft in the attic, this eyebrow window would be perfect
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November 22, 2013
Front door
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November 20, 2013
E
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November 19, 2013
Eyebrow window
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November 12, 2013
Like the eyebrow window
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November 10, 2013
Eyebrow window
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November 10, 2013
LOVE THE extreme pitch and how to integrate in into contemporary home
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November 9, 2013
window
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November 8, 2013
Exterior cute
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Door
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November 3, 2013
cute. love the eyebrow dormer, stone
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November 1, 2013
Rooflines ...
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October 30, 2013
Eyebrow Dormer on upper level (exterior view)
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October 25, 2013
My favorite Houzz pic!
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October 24, 2013
eyebrow dormer
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October 23, 2013
eyebrow dormer
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October 18, 2013
http://www.sherwin-williams.com/homeowners/color/find-and-explore-colors/paint-colors-by-family/SW6884-obstinate-orange/ ?????
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5 panel horizontal with horizontal line on windows. Cottage category.
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October 12, 2013
house exterior
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October 12, 2013
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Small Cottage 1
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house
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Cute.
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Front Home
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September 30, 2013
Moins
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September 30, 2013
eyelit dormer
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September 26, 2013
Nice
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September 25, 2013
wow. I lived two houses down from this house on Ramsey!
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September 25, 2013
Love this little stone cottage.
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September 24, 2013
Eyebrow window added.
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September 18, 2013
just interesting?
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September 15, 2013
Eyebrow dormers
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September 14, 2013
eyebrow window see inside photo of bedroom
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September 11, 2013
add a dormer to create more light in our attic space (the eyeball shaped window)
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September 8, 2013
Cottage
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September 8, 2013
sweet little rock cottage with nice attic conversion, love the modern eyebrow window for the attic bedroom.
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September 7, 2013
Eye catching
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September 6, 2013
oh wow!
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Address
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August 29, 2013
Green with orange accents
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August 28, 2013
Whimsical
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Jjj
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August 27, 2013
Trim color
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August 26, 2013
eye dormer
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August 25, 2013
eyebrow dormer
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August 21, 2013
like the green and orange
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August 19, 2013
shingle color
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August 18, 2013
dormer
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August 6, 2013
door
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August 5, 2013
Front door
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August 3, 2013
Loads of charm
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August 3, 2013
kucica primjer
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July 29, 2013
Allows additional headroom to attic space.
Deb Iavarone added this to deb_iavarone's ideas
July 29, 2013
Cool looking house
jeannecardwell added this to jeannecardwell's Favorites
July 29, 2013
SW Obstanant Orange
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July 29, 2013
Attic idea. Extra space for maybe an office
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July 29, 2013
Colors
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July 24, 2013
eyebrow
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July 23, 2013
1 of 2
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July 22, 2013
porch
nancyrdz added this to Outdoors
July 21, 2013
Love the façade of this cottage.
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July 17, 2013
vanessa
bobbieor added this to attic addition
July 15, 2013
dormer for attic addition
slapout52 added this to slapout52's Ideas
July 14, 2013
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
lauren_doran added this to lauren_doran's ideas
July 12, 2013
colors
banner4 added this to banner4's Ideas
July 11, 2013
Trim and door
jellyb added this to Exteriors
July 10, 2013
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.
supersugarcat added this to exterior
July 9, 2013
very modern door somehow looks great with this traditional cottage. Brilliant!
merranbrodie added this to merranbrodie's Ideas
July 9, 2013
Good
smao added this to smao's Favorites
July 7, 2013
Interesting house color
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July 7, 2013
don't like the color, but love the attic window- without doing a dormer
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July 4, 2013
fun green n orang e
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July 1, 2013
Eyebrow window
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Wild color
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June 29, 2013
Stone!!!
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June 28, 2013
green orange trim
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June 27, 2013
cool eyebrow dormer!
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June 25, 2013
Eyebrow window
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June 22, 2013
DCL Dormers
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June 22, 2013
Attic window
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June 20, 2013
style, window
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June 17, 2013
So cute!
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June 17, 2013
Love it
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June 15, 2013
Cottage; eyebrow window
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June 12, 2013
Green trim
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stonework
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Eyebrow dormer
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eyebrow window
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Front door color
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May 30, 2013
Love the eyebrow dormer
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May 23, 2013
Eyebrow window
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Door
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door
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May 19, 2013
bright details
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May 18, 2013
Love this! Pitched front roof, eyebrow dormer, door, colors...!
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May 18, 2013
Eyebrow dormer
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May 17, 2013
Middle dormer eyebrow window
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May 17, 2013
Front door, but consistency w/style could be an issue for us.
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Ventana curva
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Eyebrow arch window and stone
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May 12, 2013
just the size needed
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quirky
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Eyebrow window
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Cute!!
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Door. Colors.
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Colors
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eso es una casa no un doll hause
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ninja house
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Green & stone
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Paint
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Interesting color
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Cool roof
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fachada
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Cute!!
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Adorable
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Perfect home front
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FACADE
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Little window.
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Small space with some flare
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Everything.
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Eyebrow
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Cute
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eye brow for master bedroom
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door
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Dormer
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Colors
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March 24, 2013
Just love the cottage look. There is a home that looks very similar to this near me believe it or not. Reminds me of Bilbo's house in Lord of the Rings.
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cool idea
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March 17, 2013
Down the street from my house! Have always admired this front door and trim.
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