Mell Lawrence Architects
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Rocking F Ranch contemporary-exterior

Rocking F Ranch

galvanized corrugated metal siding, galvallume snap lock roof, limestone base, painted pine, wood windows

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March 3, 2012
netbain wrote:
stairs without railing? - I love the stairs, but how did you avoid having a handrail? Code would require one here.
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Deborah Vaders
Here there are different codes for owner builder than contractor for hire. Check with a local architect. There may be a loop hole available to you somehow.
    Bookmark   March 8, 2012 at 7:35AM
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Temporary handrails are installed for inspection and then removed once the owner has taken possession all the time. The house would need them again to be sold, but it is worth it to some owners.
    Bookmark   June 28, 2014 at 10:13AM
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Bud Dietrich, AIA added this to Architect's Toolbox: Connecting Home and Ground
Gliding on the surface. A home doesn't need to be on water to project a sense that it sits lightly on the ground. Bringing the lawn directly to the edge and eliminating the ubiquitous foundation plantings creates the impression that this home can slide around.
Mary Jo Bowling added this to So Your Style Is: Aviation Inspired
This metal-clad home, by Mell Lawrence Architects, may not have been consciously modeled after a control tower, but the resemblance is hard to overlook.

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