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Stone Residence 1 traditional

Stone Residence 1

A traditional house that meanders around courtyards built as though it where built in stages over time. Well proportioned and timeless. Presenting its modest humble face this large home is filled with surprises as it demands that you take your time to experiance it.

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robynpio wrote:
what type of foundation does front porch have?Can ipe go on concrete? - We are currently building now. Our house has a concrete slab. We are looking into this ipe flooring going on our front porch. Curious if you can lay ipe on top of concrete slab?
   Comment   August 5, 2014
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Hi robynpio,

To answer your question, it isn't recommended for Ipe to go directly on top of concrete. It's always best to have at least 18" of gap space underneath for air to adequately pass through every board. If you still wish to install Ipe on top of concrete there are two methods. Using Ipe Deck Tiles, or using sleepers on top of concrete and placing Ipe boards on top of those.

Having said this, using Ipe Deck Tiles will save a lot of money and head aches because they are easy to install, don't require a contractor, and they are made for direct concrete installation. If you go with the sleeper method we'd suggest buying decking that's 5/4x4 and no longer than 5 ft. This will give you a better chance of having that Ipe last and not cup or buckle. However, it may still occur.

Hope this helps and if you have any other questions feel free to send u a message or give us a call.
August 15, 2014 at 2:41PM   
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robind wrote:
where are the wall sconces from?
   Comment   January 10, 2013
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Try Lantern & Scroll, I know if you love them they can make them for you from a picture (I had a similar light made). They were great to work with. Here is the one I used.
January 15, 2013 at 11:22AM   
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So my picture never posted!
January 24, 2013 at 8:33PM   
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hayleyhammond wrote:
what type of stone was used on the house ? its beautiful.
   Comment   July 30, 2012
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Beautiful look, what stone was used?
September 14, 2013 at 7:46PM   
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In another photo he answered that it was Tennessee Fieldstone.
August 31, 2014 at 2:39PM   
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katrina50 wrote:
Lantern - Where did the hanging lantern come from? It is lovely.
   Comment   May 22, 2012
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Check out our new site for a similar look
June 19, 2012 at 12:25PM   
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I think I just saw that light at Lantern & Scroll when I was picking out my front door fixture. You should try them They were so helpful and easy to work with. The prices were great and all USA made. Cheers!
December 1, 2012 at 7:22PM   
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serenbe wrote:
Are the rockers and swing by Dixie Seating?
   Comment   May 8, 2012
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Not sure. The owner purchased them
June 17, 2012 at 6:37AM   
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jewelrymakermel wrote:
Will you show a detail of the floor plans for this house
   Comment   March 11, 2012
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Per the home owner the plans for this home may not be shared.
March 19, 2012 at 11:40AM   
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olivettao wrote:
What is the color of the porch ceiling?
   Comment   December 12, 2011
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Does anyone know if Sikkens has a light blue color that I could use for our beadboard porch ceiling? I'm looking for something that is low maintenance.
October 15, 2012 at 3:49PM   
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What is the color stain is on the flooring?
June 29, 2014 at 9:50AM   
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tom brovont & son wrote:
what is the wood on front porch floor ?
   Comment   November 12, 2011
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Ipe. Pronounced (epay)
November 14, 2011 at 10:12AM   
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have you had problems with this wood shrinking and leaving gaps?
March 12, 2013 at 7:34PM   
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jedorr wrote:
The doors are perfected suited to the look and feel of the facade. Who is the manufacturer?
   Comment   November 11, 2011
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Can you please tell me the column height. My husband and I have a bet. He says 11', I say 10.
July 16, 2014 at 3:57PM   
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Terrific color choice on the porch ceiling. Would you be able share the brand and specific shade? Thank you.
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laurahead wrote:
Size - Porch dimensions! Thx!
   Comment   last Thursday
Cristy Jordan wrote:
I would love to know where these columns come from or what they are bu
   Comment   May 14, 2014
Lynn Madison Christopher wrote:
AmAZInG architect! Absolutely amazing! - Kuddos
   Comment   April 3, 2014
nancybeall2 wrote:
Love the blue ceiling! - I want to paint the ceiling of my garage a haint blue but I love this subtle blue color. Who makes it and what is the paint name? Thank you, Nancy
     Comment   February 28, 2014
Connie Deems wrote:
Who ever built this house is my fantasy builder... I love old houses a - What type of rock is used on the exterior?
   Comment   February 21, 2014
wurtemburg wrote:
Great looking square Columns, what size are they please?
   Comment   September 17, 2013
juaglad wrote:
Light fixture?? - Where can I purchase?
   Comment   April 12, 2013
Rosa Brancati_Schulz wrote:
beautiful porch... what is the size? Width and Depth..
   Comment   September 25, 2012
kiyomit2005 wrote:
Do you have the floor plan? - Trying to decide on a floor plan but it is so difficult to tell how the space feels without pics of the finished home. I love the feel of the space in the pics you have might you have a floor plan?
   Comment   March 19, 2012

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A traditional Southern home is appropriately outfitted with a subtle blue ceiling.
Or use a light blue on the ceiling of your porch. It’s a classic way to echo the sky as a transition from the exterior to the interior of a home.

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