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Cindy Tamillo wrote:
Where can the path squares be purchased?
   Comment   March 25, 2013
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Portal Design Inc
Hi, thanks for asking about this project. Those pathway pavers, or at least similar can be purchased at most local landscape supply or big box stores in the landscape department.
April 23, 2013 at 5:42pm   
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Lisa A
I don't know what the deal is with these pavers, but mine stain like you wouldn't believe. It's a patio near a silver maple and the leaves stain the pavers every fall. It fades come Spring (looks like hell all winter) but never looks as clean and nice as it did immediately after installation. As long as leaves don't accumulate, it should be fine....
May 19, 2013 at 12:24pm   
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jmcivor wrote:
Facia - Hi- I looked for the response but couldn't find it- could you say what the material for the facia is? Thanks! Lovely design
     Comment   February 18, 2013
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Hi, thanks so much! The fascia is a pre-finished rough facia board installed with the smooth side facing out. The drip edge is standard aluminum drip edge.
February 21, 2013 at 10:38am     
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pjpaskell wrote:
What materials are used for the fascia? Thank you
   Comment   December 6, 2012
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Portal Design Inc
Hi, this was answered in the next related question.
January 18, 2013 at 2:58pm     
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kbgantz wrote:
do you know if the planters will crack due to weather with time? was color added to the concrete of planters? - also, are these concrete pavers? if not what are they? Thank you!
   Comment   July 27, 2012
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The pavers are standard 24x24 concrete pavers. The concrete planters were not colored, but they were sacked to fill in the holes from the concrete pour. As the NW climate is moderate, there should not be excessive heating or cooling that would encourage the concrete to crack. In addition the concrete planters were designed with rebar to reduce the amount of cracking.
August 22, 2012 at 11:03am     
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scole115 wrote:
Where are the downspouts? Are they in the walls? - Thanks!
   Comment   May 19, 2012
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Emily Hurley
You can see a couple downspouts in this view of the same house.
May 25, 2012 at 4:05pm   
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The downspouts are not in the walls. They are located strategically in the sideyards of the house to minimize their visual impact.
June 19, 2012 at 2:36pm   
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snewtdog wrote:
where is the door from please?
   Comment   December 12, 2011
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Portal Design Inc
The door was supplied by a company in north vancouver named housewarmers, unfortunately we believe they are now out of business. However, the door is actually a foil wrapped aluminum door, and other manufacturers, such as Milgard make a similar product.
December 19, 2011 at 5:12pm   
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newcyrusuchi wrote:
What kind of material is the gray siding here? cement?
   Comment   March 14, 2011
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Looks like fiber cement panels.
March 15, 2011 at 7:19am   
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The grey cement looking material is traditional cement based stucco.
December 19, 2011 at 5:13pm   
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jackson0712 wrote:
Who makes the windows?
   Comment   October 22, 2013
Gwendolyn Johnson Design, LLC wrote:
Are the planters "flow-through planters", thus part of the stormwater management system for the building? - Flow-through planters are a great way to retain and filter stormwater during heavy downfalls, which help reduce the stormwater that enters the over-taxed sewer systems during peak storm events. Planters of this design could easily serve this function as well as looking great.
   Comment   March 24, 2013
jchan110 wrote:
What are the exterior colors? - I love the grey of the stucco and also the darker almost black trim color. can you please share what those two colors are? I am struggling with the colors for my new house in Seattle, and I would love to know what these are. Thank you so much for your help.
   Comment   September 14, 2012

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A front entryway, punched up by planters.
6. Do some hardscaping. Built-in concrete planters, a low stone wall or new paths are all great ways to add structure to your front yard that will last for many years to come.

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