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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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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.
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August 15, 2013
tblazi wrote:
Is there a floor plan of this house?
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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. ?
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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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August 14, 2013
Megan Cudia wrote:
Would you give a final cost range of this project?
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Sorry, but our client would like that information to be kept confidential.
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July 11, 2013
nonaorr wrote:
the sq ft of house?
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2,135 sf.
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April 19, 2013
gunderb wrote:
It appears that there aren't any gutters on the house. How does water runoff affect the foundation?
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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.
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February 15, 2013
Thistle Hill at home wrote:
I'm interested in the casement window grills. Were they custom made?
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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.
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August 8, 2012
j2 santi Custom Homes wrote:
What white paint color used?
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suebird1291
what color is this exterior Please??
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That is Brilliant White in a low luster by Benjamin Moore paints.
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August 1, 2012
himonas wrote:
what kind of material is the roofing& how heavy is - what kind of material is the roofing & how heavy is
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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.
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Any thoughts 26 vs. 24 gauge?
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June 10, 2012
sylvia_eowyn wrote:
Great standing seam roof. Is the color black, or dark blue?
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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.
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February 22, 2014
cgoster wrote:
What color paint was used for the storm door?
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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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