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January 20, 2013
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RJ Elder Design
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.
1 Like    Bookmark   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
    Bookmark   July 18, 2014 at 8:12PM
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December 5, 2012
rbwelton wrote:
I would like to purchase floor plan
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Suzette Fowler
Could this home be adjusted for a one story home? I love this design?
1 Like    Bookmark   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.
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September 27, 2012
jdzimmer wrote:
What year was this house built? What "era" would it be considered?
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RJ Elder Design
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.
2 Likes    Bookmark   December 5, 2012 at 8:39PM
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it is grand!
    Bookmark   October 15, 2014 at 12:31PM
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June 13, 2012
susanvaughan56 wrote:
Can you tell me what kind of porch material you recommend?
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RJ Elder Design
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.
1 Like    Bookmark   June 14, 2012 at 6:40AM
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Thank you so much for replying. I will look into the "correct porch".
    Bookmark   June 14, 2012 at 7:20AM
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June 10, 2012
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.
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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.
    Bookmark   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.
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May 20, 2012
susanvaughan56 wrote:
Love this house!! Did you choose 4 inch or 6 inch trim around the exterior windows?
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6" on side casings and apron with 12" header and 2" cove at the top.
    Bookmark   May 25, 2012 at 2:09PM
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March 2, 2012
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its 2 story and the 2nd floor is larger than it looks
    Bookmark   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.
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February 7, 2012
Amanda Parker_Hogan wrote:
I love this front door and also the shutters. Can you please tell me where you got them from ?
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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.
    Bookmark   February 8, 2012 at 11:00AM
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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.
    Bookmark   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.

-RJ Elder Design
    Bookmark   May 23, 2011 at 8:45PM
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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.
    Bookmark   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.
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Evan Carr wrote:
How many overall sq ft is this plan? It seems perfect for my parents' retirment home!
September 25, 2012
brandi boles wrote:
Do you have the house plans for this house? I would love to look at and possible purchase..
August 27, 2012
laircey wrote:
How many square feet is this house, and can I see a layout?
March 16, 2012
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