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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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I am sorry, our homes are custom designs created to specifically integrate our client's programmatic requirement with their particular site. Our policy has been to not release drawings to protect both the clients privacy and our hard work. However, if you can get your hands on a copy of This Old House from April, 2013, this house was featured and you can see the rough plan layout on page 69.
October 14, 2013 at 1:37pm      Thanked by tblazi
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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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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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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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