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The Gatehouse rustic-exterior

The Gatehouse

Front facade with Platteville limestone walls reclaimed from the 1889 Lake St. bridge pilings in Minneapolis. The Chimney pot was an antique the owner had found years ago.

Photos by Susan Gilmore

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April 12, 2014
kimmarie88 wrote:
Where can i find the floorplan?
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Please forward floor plan....thank you
    Bookmark   January 11, 2015 at 3:07PM
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Is the floor plan available?
    Bookmark   January 11, 2015 at 3:10PM
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November 16, 2013
ellerbe64 wrote:
Could you post more pic of bathrooms and bedrooms? - I love the scale of this home. Could you share the total sq ft?
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Murphy & Co. Design
The home is approx. 900 sq. ft. Thank you.
1 Like    Bookmark   November 18, 2013 at 1:50PM
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No bath?
    Bookmark   February 1, 2014 at 3:13PM
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October 6, 2013
camp7 wrote:
love the door , what brand is it ? who makes it ?
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Richterkessing Photography
I'd love to know where you got the door as well
    Bookmark   November 1, 2013 at 9:09PM
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September 9, 2012
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DreamBuilt, Inc.
Dr. Latimer - Are you in Winston? We'd be happy to give you some ideas on materials and recommendations for your home upgrade. Not to sound sales-y, but we are a certified remodeler and licensed contractor...much experience in high end and renovations. Would love to have you check us out. Website under re-construction, but may be accessible or Facebook at DreamBuilt, Inc. Hope to hear from you!
    Bookmark   November 14, 2012 at 2:09PM
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Buechel Stone Corp
latimermd - I think you could get close to that look with Chilton Siena, we might have to tweak it a little though to get the look. I see it's an older post, so if you still need something let us know how we could help! The swatch has a buff mortar so it's not a straight apples-to-apples look.

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August 30, 2012
nkoester wrote:
What type of roof tile is that and where can you get it? Also same question about the stone.
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Hurlen Construction Company
Im confused when you say pilings. Were the stones piled up as a foundation? As piling are normally driven into the ground.
    Bookmark   January 20, 2013 at 6:23PM
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Hey Hurlen, the palings would be the part that supports the bridge like a station.
    Bookmark   September 16, 2013 at 5:38PM
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October 28, 2013
sphdallas wrote:
Copper rainwater chains - Where did these come from?
October 24, 2012
lynnegibbings wrote:
Looking for a color for trim on my house... - What is the color of the window trim?
August 29, 2012
janetpeak wrote:
Can you tell me where you aquired the mailbox was it purchased or handmade and out of what?

What Houzz contributors are saying:

Long before the owner had the house, she had the antique chimney pot and a stash of limestone for the facade, reclaimed from pilings from the 1889 Lake Street bridge in Minneapolis. Copper accents outside include the patinated bucket, the rain chain and the ridge cap. The first two are antiques; the ridge cap "was something that the builder, Bill Ziegler, and I worked on to get an older-looking style, but with the venting requirements for the attic," Murphy says.
The stone walls, patio bricks and slate tiles of this gatehouse are all reclaimed. The stones were pilings in a Minneapolis bridge in their former life.See the rest of this home
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