Smith & Vansant Architects PC
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A significant transformation traditional-patio

A significant transformation

The transformation shown here involve everything from regrading the back yard, so that water no longer drains into the basement, to creating terrific outdoors spaces and fencing off the traffic on the adjacent road. The stone retaining wall was built using reclaimed stone wallstones, and helps form one edge of the new brick and stone patio. The new rear porch connects the rear of the house with the outdoors and lush gardens surrounding the property edges. The barn in the back of the property received a new roof and paint job.
Renovation/Addition. Rob Karosis Photography

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k139130 wrote:
What size and material are the large stones leading to the porch?
   Comment   August 2, 2013
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Those are roughly four feet wide by approximately eighteen inches deep salvage granite stones.
August 6, 2013 at 7:58AM      Thanked by k139130
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helena_angel wrote:
love the table w/ chairs where is it from?
   Comment   August 1, 2013
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These pavers are from Vermont Stone Sales, but we no longer have the information for the specific stone used.
April 6, 2014 at 1:51PM   
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The teak table and chairs may be from Barlow Tyrie Available here
April 8, 2014 at 4:35PM   
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smkassal wrote:
How big is his house? - I love this house. Just curious as to how big it is.. Would you be willing to sell the floor plan?
     Comment   July 25, 2013
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The living area is 2,135 sq. ft. and the front and back porch add 280 sq. ft. plus 250 sq. ft. of garage. Sorry, the plans are not for sale.
July 25, 2013 at 3:02PM   
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michellesimone wrote:
Porch lighting - Hi, I love the porch hanging lights. I would so appreciate if you could share with me where you got them, or the brand. I have been searching for the right style for awhile and this is just the look I was hoping to find. Thank you so much. And your home is amazing!
   Comment   May 18, 2013
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My client says she found them at pottery barn, but I no longer see this style available.
May 20, 2013 at 7:12AM   
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675srl wrote:
Miss lilly - Love that patio set. What material is it and do you know where it can be purchased? Thanks.
   Comment   October 24, 2012
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This patio set is made of teak and was purchased by the owner through Smith & Hawken.
Hope that helps!
October 31, 2012 at 6:07AM   
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awlenderink wrote:
Where is the best place to have a screen porch with a fireplace? Should it be in the front\side of the house or always in the back?
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I agree with all of the above.
January 3, 2012 at 12:24PM   
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What type of stone is used for the steps & walk way? And is the stone used as edging around the patio the a different type then that of the walkway stone?
April 11, 2013 at 6:50AM   
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A new patio contains a new outdoor dining area and a stone walkway to other parts of the yard. In the distance you can see the client's barn and a white fence that marks the edge of the property.

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