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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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Mary Poulos Interior and Exterior Design wrote:
Great job on a Mansard Roof! Do you have a before picture?
   Comment   April 1, 2013
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Knight Construction Design | Chanhassen, Minnesota
Thanks! I just posted a couple before photos of this home in the folder!
April 1, 2013 at 8:23am     
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Urban Landscape
Stunning! How long did the roof take before it was finished?
May 30, 2013 at 9:32pm   
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ninahenderson wrote:
Portico - What is the size of the portico? How deep? How wide?
   Comment   December 19, 2012
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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.
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??
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marcost wrote:
What roofing material is this? Thank you.
   Comment   March 17, 2012
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Do you know what the trim and gutter colors are? The gutters appear to be black.
May 13, 2012 at 11:35am     
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What type of material was used on the arch?? Crown??
November 22, 2012 at 4:44am   
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shadow6200 wrote:
Love the Columns - Do you know the width of the columns ? 10 " or 12" ? Thank you .........
   Comment   October 24, 2013

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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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front entrance
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Changing a Mansard Roof and Entry
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do NOT WANT front arch to look like this.
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The apartments in Franklin, LA lol
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Mansard tile on top floor
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love the porch and colors
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ExAmple of a different style portico roof
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trim above window
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little more molding/decoration on beam
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Columns second best
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red door
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arch matches windows on my home
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curved portico
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Portico option
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mansard roof...
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Matches the rounded dog ears
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bay window
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shape of the portico
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For the front porch?
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bay window moldings
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side beams, half posts & posts
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replacement for awning
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Front porch
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Front door
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rounded portico
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4167 Cloverdale
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the rounded edges would match our rounded steps
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Front porch
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Front entry
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Front door awning
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Truss roof
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arch at entry
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portico for NJ House
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doorfront upgrade
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Classical architecture
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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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the entire portico is really attractive
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curved roof
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low profile porch roof
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mansard roof idea
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stone on stoop
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this would look good with square collums,,,
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Arch roof
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Save window
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mansard roofs
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running bond walkway expanding to porch entrance
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curved porch
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exterior trimmed with vinyl 4 equal windows
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flat front
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Arched entry
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early american
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Front covered entry
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Rounded top below rounded window
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Porch and doors
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FRONT PORCH ARCH (ignore rest of house)
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another pop out window
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Can we install a porch roof w/o having to add a truss?
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East Osage
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front porch
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Looks like our house
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Front entry
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front portico
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Too busy, but maybe smooth tile
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front porch
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Great porch
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Perfect exterior to try and replicate
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Large windows and porch
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Rear entry - eye-brow cover/awning
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double the height only like roof line for attic
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quaint portico
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curved portico
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mansard roof
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Window & doors
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Door. Entry
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Arch overhang
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Portico for outside
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baywindow with gable entry
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Overhang ideas 2
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possible for Natasha
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The mansard style
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Colours are warm...
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Double columns
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Porch Entry
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Curved. Portico
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Exterior color scheme and portico
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Mansard roof exteriors
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Small dormer windows like ours, window trim
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front door color
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great entrance
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Roof and dormers
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late 20th century French eclectic mansard
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