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French Manor House Style Entry

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gracebrophy wrote:
Is paint color too light for Mansard Roof house in Maine--near water. - I am having my house painted. The Mansard Roof is currently a cranberry red (cedar shakes) and the body of the house is white. One thought was to paint both the same color or to have the roof just a bit darker than the body--thinking mainly in the grey or green family and then I saw this and love it, but will it work in Maine? One person said the color is not dense enough for Maine, but house on right is white and house on left is golden yellow. Any thoughts, ideas much appreciated.
   Comment   August 7, 2014
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Felhandler/ Steeneken Architects
You can try doing a color sample with a weathered grey color on the mansard and a warm white on the walls and see how it looks. Exterior colors are very dependent on location so it's not something you can decide without looking at the colors in situ.
August 7, 2014 at 9:11AM      Thanked by gracebrophy
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drmrsiddiqui wrote:
Is this rain gutter in bronz? Kind? - Rain gutter?
   Comment   January 8, 2014
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Felhandler/ Steeneken Architects
The gutters are copper. They are traditional half round gutters.
January 8, 2014 at 8:15PM     
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pearsefranklin wrote:
columns - what material is the entry column area?. thanks
   Comment   August 1, 2013
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Felhandler/ Steeneken Architects
The Entry was created to our designs in cast stone which is a buff limestone color & texture.
August 1, 2013 at 11:45AM        Thanked by pearsefranklin
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pearsefranklin
Thank u so much for the info. Appreciate it
August 1, 2013 at 12:13PM   
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htyen1 wrote:
french door width - how wide is the french door and what wide are the stiles? where did you get it, is it custom?
   Comment   July 26, 2013
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we used cremone bolts
July 27, 2013 at 1:04PM     
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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!
July 27, 2013 at 1:14PM   
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susie_g wrote:
I am wondering where the light fixtures are from? I especially like that there is not a large backplate.
   Comment   February 7, 2013
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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.
August 6, 2014 at 2:29PM   
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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?
August 6, 2014 at 3:11PM   
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migenawithremaxpreferred wrote:
What type of shingles were installed on the mansard roof?
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executivelady
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
March 21, 2013 at 8:57PM   
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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.
March 22, 2013 at 6:57AM   
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jonsn943 wrote:
Hi! How tall are the french doors? Transom?
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Craig Ross
Do you remember the name of the slate color(s)?
September 19, 2013 at 9:01AM   
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It's a blue-grey slate. Sorry, I don't know the name it went by.
September 19, 2013 at 3:42PM   
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tnwith4 wrote:
Paint color - Can you tell me the color of the shutters and trim around windows? Just bought a townhouse with a French/Mediterranean look and need to re-paint shutters.
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cede123
What is the color of the house?
August 6, 2012 at 11:14AM   
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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
August 6, 2012 at 11:39AM     
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