Tom Meaney Architect, AIA
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Exterior Entrance traditional-entry
 

Exterior Entrance

A large bay window is a welcoming feature of the private entry court to the residence. Accent elements of copper, stone, and leaded glass bring character to this informal cottage. To maintain the intimate scale in the larger interior spaces, I included small sitting alcoves as well as color, texture, and details to the ceilings.
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mochristen wrote:
Stucco - Please describe the type of stucco used on the exterior. I love the look! Thanks!
   Comment   May 22, 2013
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intergal color. we did several samples to get this color. best for you do try as well.
July 16, 2013 at 9:46AM     
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fortisimo wrote:
Please tell me what colors you used for the brown and teal trim. Thanks
     Comment   September 11, 2012
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I really like the attached wall lantern style light. Could you tell me the brand and if it has one or two lights inside? Thank you! Beautiful home!
October 6, 2013 at 9:02AM   
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2 lamps. Custom fixture
October 6, 2013 at 8:10PM   
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mvstewart wrote:
please tell me more about the roofing material and what you do about gutters? - this entry is beautiful - I love the spanish look without the barrel tile - can you tell me more about the roofing material - what do you do about gutters? thank you!
   Comment   June 10, 2012
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Tom Meaney
Slate roof with copper gutters
February 21, 2013 at 12:50AM   
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See above
December 26, 2013 at 8:25PM   
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lindagreg wrote:
What's planted between the flagstone? Would it hold up if it were dining area with table and chairs?
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Agree it looks like Carmel, but is in Montecito
January 1, 2014 at 8:24PM   
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@TomMeanyArchitect: thanks Tom!
January 4, 2014 at 8:10PM   
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Think about leading a guest from the sidewalk to your front door: Is there a gently curving path, or is it difficult to find the way to your door? If you have stairs, is there a proper railing within reach? Are porch lights working and turned on in the evening? Are house numbers clearly visible from the street?Once the basics are in order, consider adding a few finishing touches to delight the senses:Create a peaceful atmosphere and mask street sounds with a small fountain.Plant jasmine, honeysuckle or rose near your front door and be greeted with delicious fragrance each time you come home.Add solar-powered garden lights along your walkway.
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Of course, sometimes your home will look like a cottage even with the minimal amount of landscaping. This house would say cottage even in the middle of a city. Even so, you can see the basic cottage elements, from irregularly placed paving materials to climbing plants and a wooden bench.

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