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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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January 9, 2014
natw8 wrote:
What is the square footage of just the house (square)?
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Ron Brenner Architects
This home is approximately 2550 finished square feet not including potential above garage bonus space.
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Hi! What is the roof pitch? thanks!
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August 26, 2013
savielady wrote:
Please what is the exterior color on this beautiful home?
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Helen Trentos
We're thinking of the same colour of siding, and our supplier calls it Harvard Grey.
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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.
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April 14, 2013
mailforwhit wrote:
I love this beautiful house! What is the color of the red used on the front door? Thank you!
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I am afraid i do not have that specific color available
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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?
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March 12, 2013
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The siding is james hardie shingles and lap siding. Painted finish.
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What color and brand paint/stain was used on exterior?
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February 5, 2013
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i believe this was benjamin moore, linen white
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This house is perfection, I just love it!
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November 25, 2012
Ellen Doyle wrote:
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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!
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August 27, 2012
ddryder wrote:
Love the color of house body. What brand and color of the gray please
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What are the paint colors & brand on this home? Stunning!
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looks a bit like muted ebony from valspar
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February 7, 2012
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The windows are Andersen - white. The trim colors was close to a pure white.
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Amanda 'Blackburn' Burris
This is a beautiful color! We are paining our home the same color; Cracked Pepper by Behr. Love this.
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April 28, 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.
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March 1, 2014
natw8 wrote:
What are the sizes of the windows in the front of the house? - and the size of the front door?
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August 12, 2012
Stacia Miller wrote:
Beautiful home, love the winter picture. What brand is the front door?
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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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James Hardie lap siding (pre-painted)!
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Update a traditional foursquare
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iron gray hardie
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Dark Gray outside of house w/White Posts.
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addition with garage
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Mudroom Next to garage
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side door
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modified Apple Valley Foursquare. Love
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front door trim and color of hardie
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Classic Modern Home
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house shaped like ours
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Sometimes called foursquares
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