Ron Brenner Architects
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Modern Cottage Exterior traditional exterior

Modern Cottage Exterior

Tranquility on a warm summer evening.
Photography: Phillip Mueller Photography
Modern Cottage - House plan may be purchased at

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march123 wrote:
Where can I get the design for this cottage to buiild it?
   Comment   February 10, 2013
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Ron Brenner Architects
This home plan is available for purchase through Simply Elegant Home Designs at
February 12, 2013 at 6:03am   
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coconut7 wrote:
What`s the brand name and color of the siding? Can you tell me if this cottage is two tone?Thanks
   Comment   June 15, 2012
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All siding materials are James Hardie. We used a pale yellow on the horizontal siding and a linen white on the accent areas. I no longer have the exact colors available.
June 16, 2012 at 8:14am   
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ottlen wrote:
What is the exterior wall material? - Siding?
   Comment   June 13, 2012
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Thanks for the question. The horizontal siding is James Hardie, fiber cement lap siding. The vertical board and board siding in the gables is made with James Hardie, fiber cement sheets with 5/4x6 CMi, MiraTec boards placed over the sheets at 12" on center.
June 14, 2012 at 5:31am     
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Thank you.
June 14, 2012 at 7:50pm   
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suetheartist wrote:
Are bay windows outdated? - Just bought a ranch house with an addition. 2 large windows to the left of the front door, one to the right then a deck with sliders. The house overlooks the water. We need to replace the windows on each side of the door. Right now they are bow windows. Any suggestions for the new windows?
   Comment   June 1, 2012
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HI - I think you would be happier with box bay windows and not the angled or curved style. More modern , I think.
June 1, 2012 at 9:03pm   
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Joseph I. Mycyk Architects, Inc.
Can you post a photo so we can connect the questions with your house and thus provide a better opinion?
June 2, 2012 at 4:30am   
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whateverislovely wrote:
Do you plan the landscaping for your homes yourself? I really love - what you do with the homes, all the trees and plants seem to emphasize the beauty of the home and the architecture. Would love to talk! Thanks.
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ghullinger1 wrote:
what size lot is this on
   Comment   January 5, 2014
deidre wrote:
what are the exterior paint colors used? thanks!
   Comment   December 22, 2013

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