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How do you make a split entry not look like a split entry?
Several challenges presented themselves when designing the new entry/portico. The homeowners wanted to keep the large transom window above the front door and the need to address “where is” the front entry and of course, curb appeal.

With the addition of the new portico, custom built cedar beams and brackets along with new custom made cedar entry and garage doors added warmth and style.

Final touches of natural stone, a paver stoop and walkway, along professionally designed landscaping.

This home went from ordinary to extraordinary!

Architecture was done by KBA Architects in Minneapolis.
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March 8, 2014
cbuckely wrote:
Does the front brick entrance have a gradual slope - It seems to have a gradual slope eliminating a couple steps?
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Knight Construction Design | Chanhassen, Minnesota
Yes I believe that it does which probably did eliminate a step. Thanks!
    Bookmark   March 19, 2014 at 9:56AM
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November 12, 2013
jeancd wrote:
what color is the siding and is there a different color on the trim?
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Knight Construction Design | Chanhassen, Minnesota
I am sorry I don't have the paint color for this project. I think you are seeing the clad color of the windows because the trim is the same color as the siding. Good Luck!
    Bookmark   November 13, 2013 at 8:37AM
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thank-you.
    Bookmark   November 13, 2013 at 9:32AM
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May 16, 2013
titan123 wrote:
What is the driveway material?
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Knight Construction Design | Chanhassen, Minnesota
It is asphalt / black top. Thanks.
1 Like    Bookmark   May 17, 2013 at 10:08AM
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My wife & I really like what you did with this home. We have a split level that is really "Bla 80s" looking & would like to pattern an exterior "facelift" similar to what you have done here. We were considering a steel roof however, but I wonder if the standing seams running in the same direction as the Board & Batten siding would look odd? The gutters should break the line, but if the two material's repeats are different would it look "off"? Also wonder if it would look better if the gutters & facia matched the color of the steel roofing instead? Any thoughts?
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February 3, 2013
debbyk23 wrote:
what kind of siding is it and what is the color? What is the make and color of the stone veneer? - This redesign is outrageous! What a fabulous job!
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Knight Construction Design | Chanhassen, Minnesota
The siding is Cedar and the stone is Weathered Chilton Edge. Thanks!
    Bookmark   June 4, 2013 at 7:00AM
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January 5, 2013
jengstler wrote:
Who is the door manufacturer? I love what you did with this entryway! - Front door.
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Where is the garage door from? Is the door one that you stained? You have the perfect match I'm looking for :)
    Bookmark   February 8, 2013 at 3:07PM
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Knight Construction Design | Chanhassen, Minnesota
The garage door is by IDC (Industrial Door Co.). It is a Custom 7 Series door in Knotty Alder
    Bookmark   April 24, 2013 at 12:36PM
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September 30, 2012
gailw176 wrote:
how many stairs from basement to main level or are they split between
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Sorry, I do not have that information and do not want to guess. Thanks!
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what is the brand and color for the body? And if any similiar color by Benjamin Moore?
    Bookmark   September 28, 2012 at 6:44AM
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I do not have the paint color on file. Sorry and good luck!
    Bookmark   April 24, 2013 at 12:36PM
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May 14, 2012
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Yes! You can see the transformation on our website; www.knightremodeling.com under the gallery/exteriors. Thanks!
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Here is an exterior view of a typical split-level home that has been modernized. The curving entry path, custom portico and natural wood touches give it more of a cabin feel. The look plays well with the wooded areas beyond the home and makes an everyday style look like a spectacular custom-designed home.
Best time to do this project: Warm, dry weather is ideal. In most regions late spring or summer is the perfect time to lay a new driveway or path.How long it will take: Crushed stone and gravel can be installed in a single day. Both asphalt and concrete can generally be installed in one weekend. You can use your new asphalt driveway within 24 hours, but concrete takes about seven days to cure before you can drive on it.Cobblestone and pavers take longer to install than the other options — up to a week for a large cobblestone drive. Mortar between stones is usually set and ready to be walked on in about 24 hours.

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