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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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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?
   Comment   November 16, 2013
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Murphy & Co. Design
The home is approx. 900 sq. ft. Thank you.
November 18, 2013 at 1:50pm     
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No bath?
February 1, 2014 at 3:13pm   
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camp7 wrote:
love the door , what brand is it ? who makes it ?
     Comment   October 6, 2013
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I'd love to know where you got the door as well
November 1, 2013 at 9:09pm   
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latimermd wrote:
Love the stone - where do you get something like this? - I actually have two questions. We are remodeling a lake home that has a clay tile roof. We do not like mediterranean style so we are trying to figure out another type of material to put on the side of the home....our architect suggested wood, however we are infested with Carpenter Bees where we live.....we love this stone - any other ideas and where do you get "old" appearing stone like this???
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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!
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.

November 15, 2012 at 6:40am     
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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.
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.
September 16, 2013 at 5:38pm   
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kimmarie88 wrote:
Where can i find the floorplan?
   Comment   April 12, 2014
sphdallas wrote:
Copper rainwater chains - Where did these come from?
   Comment   October 28, 2013
lynnegibbings wrote:
Looking for a color for trim on my house... - What is the color of the window trim?
   Comment   October 24, 2012
janetpeak wrote:
Can you tell me where you aquired the mailbox was it purchased or handmade and out of what?
   Comment   August 29, 2012

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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
Disadvantages: The high cost of slate roofing tends to be its biggest disadvantage. Common failures found in a slate roof typically arise when it's installed by an amateur or the slate is low quality. When hiring a slate roofing contractor, ask about his or her experience and for client and material references. A slate roof that lasts 150-plus years can be had only with high-end slate and installation materials, a well-planned design and correct installation.The high-end slate selected for your project should be supplied by a company that takes pride in a product that has well-known performance records.

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