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Entry foyer with transoms over openings

This is the foyer of a small cape that we renovated. By adding the transom windows above the cased openings we made the space feel larger, lighter and more open. Photo by Nancy Hill.

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November 12, 2013
glenivy wrote:
Hello, would you mind sharing the width of opening in front of stairs?
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Huestis Tucker Architects, LLC
Thanks for your interest. I'm sorry, I don't remember exactly. I think it was about 5' wide.
All the best,
    Bookmark   November 13, 2013 at 6:11AM
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September 18, 2013
gard723 wrote:
Where is the three leg table from?
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Huestis Tucker Architects, LLC
Thanks for your interest. I'm sorry I don't have any information on the table.
All the best,
    Bookmark   September 18, 2013 at 7:01AM
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July 16, 2013
hcbattle wrote:
How wide is this staircase? Very pretty.
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Huestis Tucker Architects, LLC
Thanks for your comment. This stair is 3' wide.
All the best,
    Bookmark   July 24, 2013 at 5:43PM
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Thank you!
    Bookmark   July 24, 2013 at 6:52PM
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May 7, 2013
dlengers wrote:
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Thanks for the idea!
    Bookmark   November 24, 2013 at 8:48AM
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I agree, both transoms appear to be 8" or so. We build this model (TR-1) all the way down to 6" as necessary. Also notice how the crown is well integrated into the RB-3 type casing to maximize the size of the transom. Good job. See this model at
    Bookmark   March 17, 2014 at 10:43AM
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December 28, 2012
dandarada wrote:
Love the light in hallway. Where is it from? Thank you!
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Huestis Tucker Architects, LLC
Hi Dandarada,
Thanks for your interest. I'm sorry I don't have that information. I would check out Rejuvenation though, they may have something similar.
All the best,
    Bookmark   December 28, 2012 at 6:52AM
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March 7, 2012
lisa547 wrote:
Do you have floor plan for this home? - I love the entrance and we are in the process of collecting ideas for building our new home. Do do you do out of state designs? I am willing to pay for floor plan sample.,,,I think...depends on cost:)
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Huestis Tucker Architects, LLC
Hi Lisa, I'm sorry you haven't received it yet. We mailed the magazine via priority mail on Tuesday afternoon. We just checked the mailing tracker... and apparently they tried to deliver the package on March 15th. Do you want to send me your email address and I can send you the link to the tracker, with the label info, so that you can follow up with your mail carrier or post office? My email address is Thanks.
    Bookmark   March 19, 2012 at 9:29AM
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yes...that would be great. I went to the post office today to see if it was being held but they had nothing for me. Was it in a manila envelope?My email is Thanks Lisa
    Bookmark   March 19, 2012 at 11:35AM
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March 2, 2012
lafitte wrote:
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The Shabby Nest
Valspar's Stony Path is a similar color.
    Bookmark   March 2, 2012 at 4:02PM
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Huestis Tucker Architects, LLC
The Trim is Benjamin Moore White Dove. The wall paint is Benjamin Moore Gray Owl
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Rachel Grace added this to Renovation Detail: The Transom Window
Upon entering this Connecticut home, you are greeted by doorways with transom windows on either side. They make the space feel larger, lighter and more open.

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