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Connecting spaces upstairs traditional-exterior
 

Connecting spaces upstairs

This exterior image shows how the original three-window shed dormer was extended to allow access to the upstairs addition. The carved out porch provides a beautiful connection to the newly renovated landscape.
Renovation/Addition. Rob Karosis Photography
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annfink wrote:
Solar panelled roofing - is this roofing long vertical solar panels? If so who produces them?
   Comment   August 19, 2013
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No, this is a standing seam metal roof. There is a company called Unisolar which manufactures a solar infill panel for this type of roof - the panels all collect at the ridge.
October 2, 2013 at 5:00pm     
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tblazi wrote:
Is there a floor plan of this house?
     Comment   August 15, 2013
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Is the house fully build by just WOOD? is any of the re bar concrete for the foundation? any basement build in the house. ?
last Wednesday at 10:05am   
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This house has a new and improved reinforced concrete basement. The old basement was made of concrete block and stone and leaked.
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Megan Cudia wrote:
Would you give a final cost range of this project?
   Comment   August 14, 2013
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Sorry, but our client would like that information to be kept confidential.
October 16, 2013 at 6:19am   
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nonaorr wrote:
the sq ft of house?
   Comment   July 11, 2013
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2,135 sf.
July 11, 2013 at 1:08pm     
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gunderb wrote:
It appears that there aren't any gutters on the house. How does water runoff affect the foundation?
   Comment   April 19, 2013
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This project has been carefully detailed with drip strips, perimeter drains and drainage swales so the water moves away from the foundation and the site.
April 25, 2013 at 7:53am   
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Thistle Hill at home wrote:
I'm interested in the casement window grills. Were they custom made?
   Comment   February 15, 2013
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These kitchen windows are Marvin Wood Casemaster windows with simulated divided lites, but using a custom lite layout and 7/8" muntins.
February 19, 2013 at 4:35pm     
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j2 santi Custom Homes wrote:
What white paint color used?
     Comment   August 8, 2012
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suebird1291
what color is this exterior Please??
August 9, 2013 at 2:10pm     
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That is Brilliant White in a low luster by Benjamin Moore paints.
January 7, 2014 at 7:30pm   
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himonas wrote:
what kind of material is the roofing& how heavy is - what kind of material is the roofing & how heavy is
   Comment   August 1, 2012
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Hello,
While this image makes it look almost black, this is an "Englert Kynar Ultra-Cool Low Gloss" 24 guage metal roof in a Dark Bronze finish.
Hope that helps.
August 1, 2012 at 6:37am     
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krisrock
Any thoughts 26 vs. 24 gauge?
February 24, 2013 at 4:41pm   
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sylvia_eowyn wrote:
Great standing seam roof. Is the color black, or dark blue?
   Comment   June 10, 2012
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Hello,
While this image makes it look almost black, this is an "Englert Kynar Ultra-Cool Low Gloss" 24 guage metal roof in a Dark Bronze finish.
Hope that helps.
August 1, 2012 at 7:05am     
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cgoster wrote:
What color paint was used for the storm door?
   Comment   February 22, 2014

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Here is the back of the house, which will give you a good feeling for the plan. Here you can see the garage/mudroom with studio overhead on the left, the connecting piece of the house in the middle is the kitchen with the guest suite overhead; on the right is the living room with the master suite overhead (the part most prominently seen in the first image). The footprint of the house stayed very much the same; the biggest difference was the garage wing, which was torn down and rebuilt so that it could contain a one-car garage, a mudroom and office and a studio overhead.See the exterior before
There are some locations where a different style of window is a better choice than a double hung. Above a kitchen sink, for example, because you're standing a few feet away from the window and don't have as much leverage, a double-hung window tends to be more difficult to open and close than a casement window. In instances like that, a grid pattern can be developed that makes a casement look like a double-hung window. The trick is to treat the middle horizontal line as a check rail (a horizontal bar between the upper and lower sashes) to give the illusion that the window is in fact composed of two sashes.

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Smith & Vansant Architects PC No, this is a standing seam metal roof. There is a company called Unisolar which manufactures a solar infill panel for this type of roof - the panels all collect at the ridge. October 2, 2013 at 5:00pm Like 1
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