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The entire grounds of this Lake Minnetonka home was renovated as part of a major home remodel.

The orientation of the entrance was improved to better align automobile traffic. The new permeable driveway is built of recycled clay bricks placed on gravel. The remainder of the front yard is organized by soft lawn spaces and large Birch trees. The entrance to the home is accentuated by masses of annual flowers that frame the bluestone steps.

On the lake side of the home a secluded, private patio offers refuge from the more publicly viewed backyard.

This project earned Windsor Companies a Grand Honor award and Judge's Choice by the Minnesota Nursery and Landscape Association.

Photos by Paul Crosby.

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March 18, 2014
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I thought they were impatiens, but they are so prolific I questioned it. I live in Eastern Canada and my impatiens are never that large or as many blooms ,double or single variety. The danger of frost can be as late as the end of June, so I guess with such a short growing season they don't have the growing time or conditions to do so well here! Thanks so much for your quick response!
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They were Impatiens, regular, taller variety, Super Elfin Red. However, downy mildew has hit the growers / nurseries pretty hard so impatiens are more difficult to find. We have substituted waxed begonia which has produced the same effect and even a bit more deer resistant.
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January 21, 2013
Ruben Lozano wrote:
Who makes the door? - Who makes the door?
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I need a replacement for my 1936 Tudor front door. Could you possibly tell me who the manufacturer is of the new door in your photo. It would be much appreciated. Thank you
    Bookmark   December 26, 2013 at 3:25PM
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Doors For Builders Inc
@jayingrid, the door above is not ours, but we are a custom wood door manufacturer and can craft a unit that will fit your opening ans style. Please see our profile and website for more information. Best of luck in your search!
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November 5, 2012
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who makes the door
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Ruben Lozano
Who makes this door?
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Laurie Darwin
What color is the stucco?
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April 11, 2012
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What plants are in this container garden?
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Motherbear is right....The lime green one is sweet potato vine (Ipomea) but I think the red one might be Impatiens walleriana (double red impatiens). They look like little red roses and bloom all summer long. Google the name for more close up pics. I hope this helps!
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Maureen Costello
Third agreement on the sweet potato vine--which I love because it can grow anywhere and it has a beautiful color in an arrangement!
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February 24, 2012
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It is Bluestone. The stone is mortared onto a concrete foundation which contains heating cables to keep the steps and landing free of snow and ice during the winter.
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Where is the door from? Beautiful!
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February 11, 2014
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October 22, 2013
nimpo wrote:
what is stucco color thanks
May 16, 2013
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January 22, 2013
Ruben Lozano wrote:
I need help for my nice front house - Who makes this door.

What Houzz contributors are saying:

Sweet potato vine is another creeper or draper that comes in a bright lime shade. Little pops of the vine in potted arrangements can brighten up old-fashioned flowers and make them seem new again.

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Simple low maintenance
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the entrance to inside of the house its so perfect and beautiful
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Brick accent on stucco. Not great
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This tone of brown door looks great next to taupe stucco and bluestone.
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an amazing presentation to come into a home. ♥The door
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