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French Manor House Style Entry

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August 7, 2014
gracebrophy wrote:
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What is the roof type of this house?
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Felhandler/ Steeneken Architects
This roof is natural slate
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January 8, 2014
drmrsiddiqui wrote:
Is this rain gutter in bronz? Kind? - Rain gutter?
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Felhandler/ Steeneken Architects
The gutters are copper. They are traditional half round gutters.
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August 1, 2013
pearsefranklin wrote:
columns - what material is the entry column area?. thanks
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Felhandler/ Steeneken Architects
The Entry was created to our designs in cast stone which is a buff limestone color & texture.
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Thank u so much for the info. Appreciate it
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July 26, 2013
htyen1 wrote:
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we used cremone bolts
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htyen1
thanks i figure, we are currently in similar situation. we are also consider some screen locks like this instead of cremone bolts
http://www.deltana.net/catalog/door-accessories/storm-door-latch-solid-brass/832_storm-door-latch-classic-mortise-lock-

thanks!
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February 7, 2013
susie_g wrote:
I am wondering where the light fixtures are from? I especially like that there is not a large backplate.
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This is a real Mediterranean color scheme. It works with the bright sun in Southern California. I think in Maine you might want to use denser colors. Look at the colors used on farmhouses in Normandy, Brittany or the Netherlands.
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gracebrophy
Thank you. I will investigate your suggestions; however, the house to the right is white, totally, and the one to the left, a yellow gold. But I do see what you mean. Without sun all day it will look somewhat dull. I don't want something boring but I don't want to be too conservative. Any thoughts?
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February 6, 2013
migenawithremaxpreferred wrote:
What type of shingles were installed on the mansard roof?
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I have a second empire Victorian home with a deteriorating slate roof .any suggestions/ comments on what to do - what to use - how to repair and not break the bank
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It all depends on whether your slates are weathered to the point of no return or not. Usually on a slate roof, it's the flashing that gives out first and not the slates. You can replace the flashing and have a serviceable roof again. Here in the east coast, that's often done on period houses from the 1930s. If the roof is older than that though, you would need to replace the whole roof. This is expensive and there certainly isn't anything out there that is much cheaper but also looks like a slate roof. You can use a less expensive slate such as those imported from China versus a Vermont slate. Some of the colors are fairly durable but not all of them so you would have to research that. i don't like the simulated slate products out there though because the colors are too uniform. It just doesn't look convincing. If you do put back a slate roof again, the upside is that, with a durable flashing material like copper, the roof can last 60 years which is far longer than most other types.
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December 2, 2012
jonsn943 wrote:
Hi! How tall are the french doors? Transom?
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Do you remember the name of the slate color(s)?
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It's a blue-grey slate. Sorry, I don't know the name it went by.
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August 5, 2012
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What is the color of the house?
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It was not a paint color but an integral stucco color so I don't have a color number for it. It's a pale cream color similar to a buff limestone color
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