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Exterior - Front craftsman exterior

Exterior - Front

This is a new spec home that strongly relates to its adjacent homes in an area of Chicago that features bungalows from the 1920's.

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kkatkinson wrote:
Layered brick designs - Brick is installed on outside then splashed with brick marter to give a patterned look
   Comment   December 17, 2013
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Please let me know if you have a question about this project. The square accents are precast concrete set into the brick.

I hope your project turns out well!
December 17, 2013 at 6:46am   
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adama211 wrote:
Who manufactures these windows? - I want to replace the aluminum windows on my craftsman with the same style.
   Comment   July 14, 2013
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The windows on the house above are Marvin. They are wood for paint, not clad. Marvin makes both wood (raw wood and preprimed, and I believe refinished) as well as an aluminum clad.
November 19, 2013 at 11:20am   
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Just encase you want to know this type of house is called an American Four Square.
November 23, 2013 at 7:48pm   
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HausZwei Homes wrote:
are those some type of medallions at the top of the columns - I like the details of the columns going all the way to the top. Everyone in my neighborhood are doing what I call fake Craftsman
   Comment   April 11, 2012
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These are from Pineapple design ( They have a whole range of designs available. It was the 'Egg and Dart - 067' design
April 11, 2012 at 1:46pm   
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see fence on right side
June 24, 2013 at 9:43am   
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Rachel Grace added this to Renovation Detail: The Knee Wall Railing
A full-width front porch with brick columns and knee walls is often found on the American foursquare-style house, just as you see here.
A variation on the Chicago-style window is three double-hung windows grouped together, with the center window wider than the flanking windows. This window was created in the late 19th century by architect Louis Sullivan at the Carson Pirie Scott store. The style, which incorporates a large, inoperable plate glass window flanked by double-hung windows, became almost ubiquitous, showing up on just about every colonial spec home built in the 1960s and 1970s.
Houzz added this to Foursquare Architecture
Foursquares were easy to build and were available through mail order catalogs from several manufacturers, like Sears and Montgomery Ward.

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Looks like m chldhd home
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window pane
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Brick/siding colors
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Love these windows for all of the front and enclosed porch windows, including the upper bedroom windows.
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Concrete steps
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double hung windows. i like the upper style lineal??
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Large windows = 3 double hung windows grouped together, center is wider than the outsides
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Brick, and plainness
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March 3, 2014
It looks like the house I grew up in
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The style of window are intriguing
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Window master
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February 27, 2014
Love this! American Four square we do not have brick though.
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Windows brick
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front porch
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Sidewalk option
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front porch
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Four square
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wall colour
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high brick
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Double hung front windows
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porch details
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Triple lite windows shown
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Like this kinda old fashioned city
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Too red
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nice. traditional. 2 1/2 stories
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The landscaping has a good balance.
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Porch and siding
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Bungalow style
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column capital
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blue color
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Great use of exposed brick!
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Like this brick. Not sure about upper part
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brick and stucco paint ideas
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? like sue's house???
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December 26, 2013
love the windows!
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Window 3
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Landscaping, paint scheme
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exterior brick and board
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Brick first floor and hand rail
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November 29, 2013
craftsman home is ok
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November 27, 2013
very nice design
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November 23, 2013
Nice mix
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November 22, 2013
Very nice for city living....
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Front porch, brick, whole house appeal.
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but not the red brick
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grid pattern
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window grid
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see comments for details on windows
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window trim option
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Love the elongated rectangle grid in the upper portion of the window.
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window style
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Looks like our house in Il.
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This is on Wilson!
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Exterior design
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Beautifully Green Craftsman
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design at the top of each column
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Windows tri lite
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overall look
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Porch example
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Taking a traditional home, and giving it a slightly modern facade.
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Shape, not finish
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Use of materials and colors
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windows, 3/1
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Addition ideas
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grill pattern on window
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for reference & perspective only
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I like the window grids on this house a lot--a nice variation on typical grids.
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exterior colors
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Four square!
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grid windows
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very nice house
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Pop idea
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this withouth the 3rd floor dormer. Four sided roof keeps the existing style of the neighborhood.
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perfect home. spec home in chicago. ravenswood manor green home
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Brick color
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like the windows
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brick is traditional it seems
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3 over 1 windows
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Attic window
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windows multi with no faming
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i like the fence
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light blue
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red brick exterior
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I like these windows.
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Tower and porch
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red brick
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Brick home with second story addition
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simple stairs
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Push up the roof!
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Trim around the windows
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red brick white trim
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Brick look
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window grids, sidewalk
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Red brick and stucco
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red brick
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elevated front porch
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exterior with second story
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landscaping mulch and exterior paint color is ok with fence and bringk color.
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windows 11
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red brick border
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Windows and trim around windows
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New roof structure
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Interesting exterior and open interior
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June 5, 2013
Gate on the right has a sort of craftsman look that I like, but may not work with our style house.
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This traditional home in Chicago would fit in with many pre and post war Toronto neighbourhoods.
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Would these windows work on our house?
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Bedroom windows upstairs
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more traditional
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square brick columns
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Exterior color
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window design
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Picture like windows
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Sandberg, tranx
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love the light blue paint color!!
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May 24, 2013
Like the house design minus the red brick.
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Front veiw designs
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Chicago bungalow?
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Elevated front porch
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Love the fence
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top color is too light
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Harrison street
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If we did double hung....I like this
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windows - double hung with dividers
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out side colour
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Modern foursquare
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Possible exterior
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brick inlay/perimeter design
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looks like Coleman's house
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