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Addition and Remodel of HIstoric House in Palo Alto craftsman-exterior

Addition and Remodel of HIstoric House in Palo Alto

Entry Elevation; Historic bungalow on right, linked by new one story entry to 2 story addition on left. Photograph by David Wakely.
Contractor: Young & Burton, Inc.

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Cynthia Maclean wrote:
What color blue is the siding? - We have a historic Queen Anne/bungalow in Napa and are looking for an exterior paint color such as this blue.
   Comment   April 17, 2012
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Cathy Schwabe Architecture
Hi -
These cedar shingles were stained with Cabot's Slate Gray - semi solid stain that contained a fungicide and stain blocker -- which depending on the amount of shade you get in Napa and your siding you may want to have included. We had them dipped off site --so that all sides had a finish coat and they were to receive a second coat after installation. Some debate about whether one can do a 2nd coat -- we had problems with uneven drying - so a third coat of paint was added to cover and seal the stain -- Benjamin Moore - color made to match the Cabot Stain.
- Cathy
April 17, 2012 at 8:22AM   
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The original, historic house is on the right; the one-story structure in the middle connects the bungalow to the two-story addition on the left."I start every visit in the linking structure. The entry is modest and understated," says Schwabe.
Proponents of the former stance argue that making a new addition modern in design lets people clearly know the history of the home, because you can easily see what’s old and what’s new. Those in the latter camp believe that making an addition have the same language as the original structure respects the former designer and builder’s intentions. The problem, like with most polarizing subjects that span generations, is that both camps are essentially arguing the same point for their side: that their building preference — modern or traditional — pays tribute to the original structure best.

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