Ron Brenner Architects
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Exterior - Classic American Four Square traditional-exterior
 

Exterior - Classic American Four Square

Welcome Home for the Holidays! Classic American Four Square
Photography: Phillip Mueller Photography
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http://www.ronbrennerarchitects.com

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natw8 wrote:
What is the square footage of just the house (square)?
   Comment   January 9, 2014
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Ron Brenner Architects
This home is approximately 2550 finished square feet not including potential above garage bonus space.
January 9, 2014 at 1:32pm     
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natw_14
Hi! What is the roof pitch? thanks!
on Wednesday at 6:44pm   
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savielady wrote:
Please what is the exterior color on this beautiful home?
   Comment   August 26, 2013
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Helen Trentos
We're thinking of the same colour of siding, and our supplier calls it Harvard Grey.
February 23, 2014 at 3:33pm   
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wenzelkids
We just put a very similar color of siding on our house and we used the hardie siding color that is called Iron Gray. Sherwin Williams carries this paint color.
March 18, 2014 at 1:31pm   
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mailforwhit wrote:
I love this beautiful house! What is the color of the red used on the front door? Thank you!
   Comment   April 14, 2013
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Ron Brenner Architects
I am afraid i do not have that specific color available
April 15, 2013 at 4:39am   
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April Gray
Job very well done! Love the colors! Would you be so kind as to share the exterior colors used on this project?
April 23, 2013 at 7:34pm   
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kimazim wrote:
Color of house - What is the name and brand of color used on the exterior of this house. I love it!
   Comment   March 12, 2013
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Ron Brenner Architects
The siding is james hardie shingles and lap siding. Painted finish.
March 12, 2013 at 5:49pm   
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cmassey76
What color and brand paint/stain was used on exterior?
April 7, 2013 at 12:24pm   
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Jennifer Elferdink wrote:
Porch venting - How is the porch vented to prevent moisture becoming trapped and warping or buckling the porch wood?
   Comment   February 5, 2013
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beach29
What paint color did you use for the white trim? Gorgeous Home!
June 15, 2014 at 5:56am   
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i believe this was benjamin moore, linen white
June 16, 2014 at 4:34am   
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Ellen Doyle wrote:
Floor plan - I have been looking for a floor plan for an American foursquare but cannot find one. I found your house and I am in love with it. I was just wondering if you were going to post the floor plan anytime. Thanks!!
   Comment   November 25, 2012
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Ron Brenner Architects
This home design is currently not for sale; however we would be happy to design a home for you inspired by this four square classic. If interested please get in touch with me at ron brenner architects. Thanks!
November 26, 2012 at 7:02am   
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ddryder wrote:
Love the color of house body. What brand and color of the gray please
   Comment   August 27, 2012
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abshipman
What are the paint colors & brand on this home? Stunning!
November 25, 2012 at 7:05pm   
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kearys
looks a bit like muted ebony from valspar
September 19, 2013 at 6:24pm   
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alisonthomas wrote:
Hoping you can give the brand and color of the exterior paint or stain...thank you.
   Comment   February 7, 2012
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michele1922
Is the trim an off white what about windows - brand and colors
February 6, 2013 at 5:16pm   
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The windows are Andersen - white. The trim colors was close to a pure white.
February 8, 2013 at 8:14am   
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Whitney Allrich wrote:
Heating System - We are in the process of restoring an old foursquare house in northern MN. Can you tell me what heating and cooling system you installed in this house?
   Comment   June 3, 2014
Amanda Winter wrote:
Do you have a picture of the attached garage with the house? - I would love to see what the horizontal white trim looks like all across the garage.
   Comment   April 28, 2014
natw8 wrote:
What are the sizes of the windows in the front of the house? - and the size of the front door?
   Comment   March 1, 2014
Nathan Larson wrote:
Porch Cost - Hi, I am in the process of fixing up a 1913 house in Fargo, ND. Somewhere down the line it lost its front porch. Any idea how much I could expect to spend to have a porch similar to this built? Thanks!
   Comment   November 19, 2013
kshotwell wrote:
Floor plan? - Beautiful house! I see that you have floor plans available for some of your homes. Is one available for this home? Thank you.
   Comment   October 20, 2012
Stacia Miller wrote:
Beautiful home, love the winter picture. What brand is the front door?
   Comment   August 12, 2012

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A bunny weather vane adds a crowning touch to this classic American foursquare in Minneapolis.
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This house resembles the previous in form, and its second level, which became more common, also emphasizes horizontal elements and has generous eaves typical of the style. Some homes of this type are called foursquares, but the massing and simplified elevations mimic the aesthetic created by the Prairie School.

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