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Minnesota Private Residence traditional-exterior

Minnesota Private Residence

Perched on wooded hilltop, this historical estate home was thoughtfully restored and expanded, addressing the modern needs of a large family and incorporating the unique style of its owners. The design is teeming with custom details including a porte cochère and fox head rain spouts, providing references to the historical narrative of the site’s long history.

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September 5, 2014
MaryKay Welsh wrote:
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Thank you for your interest in our project. Unfortunately this project is in offsite storage therefore the information is not readily available.
    Bookmark   September 12, 2014 at 2:02PM
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Thanks for taking the time to respond to my question.
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October 10, 2012
gevanspanama wrote:
I love the rain spouts. Where can I purchase them?
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Thank you for your interest in our project. The rain spouts were custom made for this project.
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September 19, 2012
joyceanntrumpo wrote:
Nice Chain!..But what it is for?
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Thank you for your interest in our project. It is a 'rain chain'; it is used instead of a downspout at this location to carry rain water from the roof down into the flower pots.
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