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Exterior - Daytime contemporary-entry

Exterior - Daytime

This is the addition that was done to a classic Mid-Century Modern home. The garage on the right was rebuilt with a 2nd floor added that houses a teenagers suite. The new curved stairwell provides access to the upper floor, and features a series of 8x8 glass blocks that light up at night and provide natural daylighting during the day.

A rain chain is visible on the right, but the bottom 'dish' was not set in its final location.

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luvdecor wrote:
What color gray is this?
   Comment   March 27, 2014
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That is Monterey Taupe cement fiberboard from James Hardie Siding. It is a prefinished color.

I hope that helps with your project!
March 28, 2014 at 6:43am     
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Erin Lang Norris added this to Design With Weather: Introduce a Rain Chain
A pair of rain chains is a nice addition to the front of this home and will surely catch the eye of anyone who visits.
They also can become beautiful accents on a home. These copper rain chains hanging form the entry pediment provide ornament, a glint of copper, and add a new shape to this very geometric home.
Susan Stieglitz added this to Pediment
This modern pediment has a metal facade.

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Instead of the metal trellis stuff, how about four columns running perpendicular to the front door, ending at the corner where the metal is now.
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July 15, 2014
not the design, but the placement of a short gutter and rain chain
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May 28, 2014
like the idea of the panel in front of the windows
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build walls to each side & create inset door look.
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Entry feels protected with the wood slats, and nice that they mirror the windows
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Monarch rain chains
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the grey & white brick
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copper rain chains by front entry
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Rain Chain
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not enclosed but like the porch
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Door with transom and overhang, repeated with porch wood
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Rain chain.
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Rain drop.
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For lanai
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Would if set back not a problem
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A pair of rain chains is a nice addition to the front of this home and will surely catch the eye of anyone who visits.
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Turret with glass blocks
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June 29, 2012
Painted brick
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like entrance
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storm door over solid wood door painted divider along side of porch at 3424
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rental front door rail/wall
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Unique solution with vertical slats
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open wood support wall for porch
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Add to Ideabook by Kipnis Architecture + Planning by Kipnis Architecture + Planning A pair of rain chains is a nice addition to the front of this home and will surely catch the eye of anyone who visits
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painted white brick
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white rectangular railing matching door sidelites
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Porch neat
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Water chains. Really like that idea
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nice main door
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Rain catchment?
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August 28, 2011
A pair of rain chains is a nice addition to the front of this home and will surely catch the eye of anyone who visits.
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July 31, 2011
Love the rain chains. Great information. I just have a roof over the center of mine house to the door and the ends of the porch are open & the cement has deteriored from so much rain falling on the porch. We had gutters but took them off (they were so ugly) but guess we are going to have to put some more up as rain as come inside of the house now, so I am excited about the rain chains also. Am going to hang some off teh end of the house. Thanks for the informqtion. Betty Whatley
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Get one!! or some!
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July 13, 2011
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July 13, 2011
Interesting entry
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July 13, 2011
Much more attractive than the chains we saw in Daybreak
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July 13, 2011
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July 13, 2011
They also can become beautiful accents on a home. These copper rain chains hanging form the entry pediment provide ornament, a glint of copper, and add a new shape to this very geometric home
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July 13, 2011
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July 13, 2011
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outside divider
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Front house
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May 1, 2011
Using rain chains to frame the entry is very pleasing to the eye.
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April 28, 2011
special outlook
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April 24, 2011
Introduce a Rain Chain
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April 24, 2011
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April 24, 2011
the verandha
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April 24, 2011
I like the rain chains
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April 24, 2011
Lovely and simple front porch
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April 21, 2011
rain chain
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April 20, 2011
Rain chains. Love them
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April 20, 2011
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April 20, 2011
Really like this entrance. The whole space. Not just the door.
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March 6, 2011
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February 16, 2011
Rain chains
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January 3, 2011
Beachy front
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December 30, 2010
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November 3, 2010
love me some rain chain!
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October 28, 2010
I like these rain chains
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September 10, 2010
rain chain
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August 22, 2010
Really like these
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January 24, 2010
rain showers
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January 24, 2010
In terms of decoration, one of the neatest things that you can add to your home is a rain chain. This replaces the traditional gutter system and diverts rain water away from the house in a pretty manner.
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January 24, 2010
rain chain.This replaces the traditional gutter system and diverts rain water away from the house in a pretty manner.
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January 20, 2010
Great rain chain!
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January 18, 2010
Fun lighted tower
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