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The homeowners were tired with the look of their home and in need of creative help! With a Mansard style roof they thought there was no hope for creating an updated look and were just going to settle for a new front door and windows.

With a worn out picture they had saved for years of an arched style entry they loved, frankly at first glance just looked impossible to duplicate, we went to work!

Finishing touches include new copper roofs, custom made African mahogany entry door system and perfectly sized pendant light made the homeowners picture a reality!

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April 1, 2013
Mary Poulos Interior and Exterior Design wrote:
Great job on a Mansard Roof! Do you have a before picture?
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Knight Construction Design | Chanhassen, Minnesota
Thanks! I just posted a couple before photos of this home in the folder!
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Stunning! How long did the roof take before it was finished?
    Bookmark   May 30, 2013 at 9:32PM
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December 19, 2012
ninahenderson wrote:
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this is a really pretty porch design. Could you tell me what size the columns are? And what style they are? They are well- proportioned.
    Bookmark   September 14, 2013 at 7:45AM
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could this type of portico be done without using the columns, just supports on either side??
    Bookmark   April 17, 2014 at 9:33AM
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March 17, 2012
marcost wrote:
What roofing material is this? Thank you.
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Do you know what the trim and gutter colors are? The gutters appear to be black.
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What type of material was used on the arch?? Crown??
    Bookmark   November 22, 2012 at 4:44AM
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October 8, 2014
rbcola wrote:
What is the "white?"paint color used on this portico. Thank You!
October 24, 2013
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What Houzz contributors are saying:

Steven Corley Randel, Architect added this to Roots of Style: Your Home May Have a Renaissance Classical Past
Late-20th-century French eclectic mansard. A subtype of Second Empire style descended into early 20th-century American homebuilding, defined by a steeply pitched roof enclosing a second level and a nearly flat-hipped top portion. Late-20th-century builders very loosely interpreted its predecessors by creating mansard-roofed French eclectic-style houses such as this one. Cleverly remodeled to add a classically inspired entrance porch, this handsome house now appears elegant and comfortable. In the United States, you can find similar designs all across the country in suburban developments. Note on this example that the symmetry and traditional details nicely mix with its relaxed form.

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Color of front door
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elongated curve; don;t want column flush with siding; just front ones on porch
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Stone stoop
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Exterior arch
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ventana hacia afuera
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beautiful front window structure
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like portico
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front door arch, door and pillars
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I like the porch and the arched cover over the porch.
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roof over entry?
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Has overhang
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portico !
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a little porch would be ok if it added to the asthetics of the house, but still not my first choice
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House design.
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Its beautiful.
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The roof the windows,and the arch over the door.
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portico...i love the curve/arch
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Mansard Roof
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Front door
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10" portico
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Nice front porch.
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size/scope. not roofline.
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windows and porch
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Bay type window, like little more dramatic angles
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portico & stone/shake mix
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front porch
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Covered front door
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Square box.....less expensive to build.
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the color of the door
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Portico - don't like the curve though
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width of walkway
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Arched, simple portico entry
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Front porch (eyebrow arch)
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front porch design
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Roof over door
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White portico w/copper roofs, mahogany entry door system.
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curved roof portico
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This could work
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Mansard roof
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front door
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curved arch
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the arched entry cover.. for Rockwood house
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Love the front door now - what about this door but in painted black?
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All of it! The roof color, the red door, the bay windows and the brick pathway!
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Mansard roof trim and portico
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dutch colonial
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Porch to front
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front porch, bay window
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entry and windows
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The entryway makes the whole home graceful - without it the home would be very underwhelming
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Front entry
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Double columns
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love the curve
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The arch porch roof
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front entrance
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Changing a Mansard Roof and Entry
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The apartments in Franklin, LA lol
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love the porch and colors
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ExAmple of a different style portico roof
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Covered porch
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trim above window
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similar to idea for front porch
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Columns second best
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Dutch roof
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Love this house
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red door
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arch matches windows on my home
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