Andrea Swan - Swan Architecture
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Linden Hills Contemporary contemporary exterior

Linden Hills Contemporary

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Tim Melander wrote:
I would like to know if this is a flat roof design? - I am planning on building a flat roof modern home, but of course incorporating as much new technology as possible. Can you tell me if this is a flat roof? If so do you know what technology was used? For example I have heard there is PVC and EPDM that seems to provide superior performance and the longest life. What has been your experience?
   Comment   August 4, 2013
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Andrea Swan - Swan Architecture
It's an EPDM roof. We like it better because it's more flexible around obstructions. We've used the PVC just didn't think the fit and finish looked as good and haven't had any warranty problem with the rubber roofs. Good luck!
August 5, 2013 at 1:13pm   
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Tim Melander
Thanks so much and it totally makes sense!
August 5, 2013 at 3:42pm   
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Ces Anciano wrote:
custom blend - looks like a number of us are in love with your color choices, would you be able to tell us the 'custom blend'? i'm guessing some sage and grey mix? i am really dying to paint my pink house, help? thanks!:)
   Comment   July 19, 2013
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Andrea Swan - Swan Architecture
I do not know the specific blend used, but you can inquire further with the home builder, Elevation Homes
July 22, 2013 at 1:25pm   
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randiwortman wrote:
Garage doors? - Do u know the manufacturer? Thx!
     Comment   May 16, 2013
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Andrea Swan - Swan Architecture
I don't know the local manufacturer, but it was custom made using cedar
July 12, 2013 at 1:07pm     
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single car garage or maybe two deep?
July 22, 2013 at 1:22pm   
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stellaslawa wrote:
Paint our home - Paint and paint color of the home. Thanks
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Andrea Swan - Swan Architecture
the paint colors were custom blends
July 12, 2013 at 1:06pm   
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kasmark wrote:
What is the exterior siding color called?
   Comment   November 25, 2012
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Andrea Swan - Swan Architecture
the paint on the siding was a custom blend
July 12, 2013 at 1:06pm   
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tedkelly wrote:
What type of siding is used...hardie of some type?
   Comment   October 19, 2012
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Andrea Swan - Swan Architecture
the exterior paint colors were a custom blend
July 12, 2013 at 1:04pm     
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Hee hee!
July 27, 2013 at 2:44pm   
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sterneva wrote:
What is the exterior finish?
   Comment   June 10, 2012
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Andrea Swan - Swan Architecture
the exterior paint colors were custom blends
July 12, 2013 at 1:05pm   
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Can you tell me the type of siding used?
July 12, 2013 at 1:11pm   
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atimme22 wrote:
Hello. What kind of trees are those? Love the light bark!
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Andrea Swan - Swan Architecture
November 2, 2012 at 5:34am     
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I have Birch envy. Too hot and dry where I live to plant these beautiful trees. What an interesting application, though.
November 23, 2012 at 5:48am   
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Lines can certainly be conveyed by our planting choices. I love this contemporary use of two rows of white-bark trees (probably river birch or Aspen). This modern-day allée is formed by two parallel rows of trees. Notice how both rows have been planted in a linear strip of gravel within the lawn — a reinforcement of the line motif. This front lawn will look great even in the winter, when the tree branches are bare.

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