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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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November 13, 2014
ticon980 wrote:
What is the color & trim of house? Thanks so much!
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Kipnis Architecture + Planning
It is Thorocoat 'Morning Sky' 427-M with white trim. The windows are also white from Marvin Integrity Windows. I hope that helps!

Take care,

    Bookmark   Thanked by ticon980    November 14, 2014 at 8:05AM
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November 13, 2014
ticon980 wrote:
What is grey color of house? Thank you
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Kipnis Architecture + Planning
It is Thorocoat 'Morning Sky' 427-M.

Definitely put up a 3'x3' sample to see if the color works for you at your project.

I hope that helps!
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October 26, 2014
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The main part of the house is 55'-0" deep x 31'-6" wide. It is on a double lot in Chicago.

I hope that helps with your project!
    Bookmark   October 27, 2014 at 6:22AM
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April 22, 2014
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Not yet, but we design all over the Chicago area and beyond (Wisconsin, Michigan, West Virginia, St. Petersburg, Florida and even Panama).

La Grange follows the International Residential Code, like the vast majority of communities. So we are very familiar with their overall codes.

We generally work on projects of at least $200k in construction value. Please let me know what your project needs are.

Take care,
    Bookmark   April 23, 2014 at 5:58AM
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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!
    Bookmark   December 17, 2013 at 6:46AM
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July 14, 2013
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Just encase you want to know this type of house is called an American Four Square.
    Bookmark   November 23, 2013 at 7:48PM
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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
    Bookmark   April 11, 2012 at 1:46PM
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see fence on right side
    Bookmark   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.
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Foursquares were easy to build and were available through mail order catalogs from several manufacturers, like Sears and Montgomery Ward.

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application of bricks
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front porch?
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Third floor window.
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Red brick knee wall
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Front porch
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Example of brick w stucco
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front porch
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front porch
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porch details
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but not the red brick
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grid pattern
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Looks like our house in Il.
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