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The Gatehouse rustic patio

The Gatehouse

Exterior sitting terrace made from bricks salvaged from streets in Minneapolis. The wood lintels are reclaimed timbers, and the windows are all wood (interior & exterior) from Marvin. The vintage urn is from Jerome, Arizona.

Photos by Susan Gilmore

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lisautronki wrote:
Are these clad windows or vinyl?
   Comment   June 4, 2013
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They are wood windows. Thank you.
June 21, 2013 at 5:15am   
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Hi, I am reviewing options on Marvin Ultimate Casement windows and was wondering if you happen to remember which option you went with for the interior frames of the windows above, between solid wood or fiberglass coated with veneer. Thanks!!
December 27, 2013 at 11:45pm   
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Beth Mikon wrote:
Did you need to use an angle iron for the reclaimed lintels? How does this work structurally?
   Comment   June 20, 2012
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The lintel bears on the stone (ea. side of opening). There really isn't a lot of weight above the lintel for the lintel to "carry". Thank you for your question.
July 9, 2012 at 4:29am   
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ppiggins wrote:
What color red are the chairs and table?
   Comment   April 8, 2013
kemw wrote:
What is the color of the trim?
   Comment   January 9, 2013
amateur7 wrote:
adirondack chairs - They are really great, especially the color. Might you share with me where I can buy them?
   Comment   July 17, 2012

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All windows have some weight above them bearing down, so a structural header or lintel is necessary to distribute that weight around the window. If you are enlarging the size of an existing opening, have an engineer calculate what size the header or lintel needs to be. Here a large wood lintel adds character to the home. The stone sill here is an excellent choice as well — a lot of water will run down the front of your windows in a storm, and stone, unlike wood, will never rot.
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A lintel over a window is also known as a header.
"As the owner is very into landscaping and gardening, she devised a layout for the front brick courtyard and plantings," Murphy says. The bricks on the entry terrace were reclaimed from the streets of Minneapolis.

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Permeable surface patio.
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cypress lintels over two french glass front porch flat top doors instead of stone...softens stone wall a little, carries over cypress beams, and may be less to do than stone blocks.
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