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chlody wrote:
The square footage on just the center of the house - I am planning on possibly adding on or building. I absolutely love this and would like to know the square footage on just the main part of the house. I don't need it but so big so I would not be adding the side additions. Thanks so much in advance for your answer and for building such a beautiful home for us all to see. Sherrie
     Comment   January 20, 2013
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Thank you for your compliments. The square footage of the first floor and second floor of just the center portion of the house is approximately 3,900 sf.
January 20, 2013 at 6:58PM     
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Steve Riddle
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Would you tell me how I can see the floor plan
July 18, 2014 at 8:12PM   
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rbwelton wrote:
I would like to purchase floor plan
   Comment   December 5, 2012
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Suzette Fowler
Could this home be adjusted for a one story home? I love this design?
June 11, 2013 at 6:33PM     
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Suzette........It depends on the program of spaces that you desire. The upstairs contains an extra guest suite, bonus room and conditioned storage. The first floor has two bedrooms with a Jack & Jill bathroom, a large master suite, study, living, kitchen, dining, sun room, powder room and utility room. This particular design is not for sale, but if you are looking for something similar to this I would be happy to discuss the specifics of your project.
June 13, 2013 at 9:22AM     
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jdzimmer wrote:
What year was this house built? What "era" would it be considered?
   Comment   September 27, 2012
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This house was built in 2008. As for era, it is a hybrid between the Louisiana plantation and Greek Revival styles of the 1800's.
December 5, 2012 at 8:39PM     
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susanvaughan56 wrote:
Can you tell me what kind of porch material you recommend?
   Comment   June 13, 2012
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I would recommend a material called "Correct Porch." It is a synthetic material, but very authentic looking and more durable than typical t&g wood.
June 14, 2012 at 6:40AM     
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Thank you so much for replying. I will look into the "correct porch".
June 14, 2012 at 7:20AM   
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susanvaughan56 wrote:
I would like to know what kind of brick would you choose for under the porch. - I would like to know what kind of brick would go with this house and its colors.
   Comment   June 10, 2012
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I'd use brick the color of the shutters or the roof?? Or maybe white..that would lift it off the ground..giving the house more height. Why not make copies and use some color markers to play with.
June 10, 2012 at 8:26PM   
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Anything with an earthier natural color to it. You can sometimes get away with bricks that have more of a red tone similar to Old St. Louis. Hope this helps.
October 26, 2012 at 3:18PM     
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susanvaughan56 wrote:
Love this house!! Did you choose 4 inch or 6 inch trim around the exterior windows?
   Comment   May 20, 2012
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6" on side casings and apron with 12" header and 2" cove at the top.
May 25, 2012 at 2:09PM   
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runit wrote:
Levels - This house is fantastic. Can you tell me if this a single level or if there a room behind the three upper windows?
   Comment   March 2, 2012
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its 2 story and the 2nd floor is larger than it looks
March 2, 2012 at 11:19PM   
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Sorry for the delay in response. The second floor is quite spacious. It has close to 2,000 sf of heated/cooled space. Most of it used as a large workout space with a treadmill, stair climber and elliptical machine in each of the windows in the front dormers. There is also a bedroom with full bath, an office area, and large conditioned storage space. Hope this helps.
November 30, 2012 at 11:18AM     
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Amanda Parker_Hogan wrote:
I love this front door and also the shutters. Can you please tell me where you got them from ?
   Comment   February 7, 2012
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The front door was custom made out of antique cypress by a local millwork shop. The shutters were ordered online by the client and were a fixed louver type made of a composite material. Here is a link to a great source for shutters of this type:

Hope this helps.
February 8, 2012 at 11:00AM   
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lscrowley wrote:
I'm currently building a similar house in New Orleans. Can you tell what the roof color is and also if the siding is white? In my neighborhood most white homes have a grey roof, I was thinking about venturing to a wedge-wood color. Thought?
   Comment   May 10, 2011
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Personally, I'd lean towards a standing seam metal roof - they're long lasting, weather storms well and are characteristic of New Orleans and this style home.
May 10, 2011 at 5:51PM   
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The roof shingles on this project were "GAF - Grand Slate - Aged Oak" with Hecker Ridge tiles (V-Ridge). The lap siding is "Bauhaus Buff SW7552" and the trim & columns are "West Highland White SW7566" from Sherwin-Williams. Hope this helps.

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May 23, 2011 at 8:45PM   
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kat77 wrote:
Do window shutters and front door colors need to match?
   Comment   February 14, 2011
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Kelly Porter
The color of your shutters and front door do not need to match. In fact, it's best to use two very different colors so there is no mistaking that you used different colors on purpose.
February 15, 2011 at 9:11AM   
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On this particular design, the color of the shutters was an Olive green and the front door was chocolate stained antique cypress. In the region this house is located (60 miles east of New Orleans), this color combonation is quite common.
February 15, 2011 at 12:28PM     
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klaussy80 wrote:
Color of shutters - Beautiful home! Could anyone tell me what paint type and color the shutters and siding are?
   Comment   August 19, 2014
kmanflat wrote:
Beautiful home - Where can I find these shutters ? Plus can you tell me the color you chose for the shingles? Thank you
   Comment   November 21, 2013
pattico wrote:
Your homes, - Your Homes are Beautiful....
   Comment   October 31, 2013
Evan Carr wrote:
How many overall sq ft is this plan? It seems perfect for my parents' retirment home!
   Comment   May 27, 2013
brandi boles wrote:
Do you have the house plans for this house? I would love to look at and possible purchase..
   Comment   September 25, 2012
laircey wrote:
How many square feet is this house, and can I see a layout?
     Comment   August 27, 2012
joeshe97 wrote:
Dining room - Would love to see the interior; especially the dining room.
   Comment   March 16, 2012

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