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UCARCHITECT commented on a discussion: looking at everything-building a new home -modern taste
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Dytecture
This question is really general, do you have any floor plans or pictures of rooms that you like?
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Gravitas
Have you designed the home yet, 1800 SF, 5000 SF? Don't put the cart before the horse, the shape, size, and volume of a room will in part dictate the fixtures and finishes.
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UCARCHITECT commented on a discussion: Custom designed home
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hurricanekrishna
Hi

I am looking to build a property in the Markham, Pickering area willing to possibly go a little north of markham as well. Looking for property now, need some assistance with this if you can help. I'm looking to build a 4000 - 4500 sq foot 2 storey house, 3 car garage, possibly pool and pool house as well. Willing to spend up to 1.5 mil.

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UCARCHITECT
Gajan,
feel free to call us to discuss further. 416.536.4977
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UCARCHITECT commented on a discussion: I have a blank slate-- bought an old (1900's) home
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UCARCHITECT
Where are you located?
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shelbyjudd
Ohio
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UCARCHITECT commented on a discussion: Looking for an architect
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sportsbabe
what is the size of the pool?>
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Anita Foster

is that cement board on the exterior of the house?


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UCARCHITECT commented on a discussion: Stainless Steel Modern Railing
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rainmaking

I got kits from GreenOxen and had my contractor install them. They look awesome!

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Cornerstone Architects

Thank you for reaching out! While we do our best to retain
as much information as possible for each project, unfortunately we do not
always have all the details regarding materials/furnishings/sources/costs/etc.
Often, the builder or interior designer are a great source to provide more
specifics on these inquiries.

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UCARCHITECT commented on a discussion: Where can this fireplace br bought in Toronto Canada
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Ortal USA
Marsh's Stove are among our many dealers in Toronto. You may also visit our website where we provide a list of ORTAL dealers and you may contact the one closest to you, http://www.ortal-heat-usa.com/dealer/.
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Bart Amber
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he know his firelplaces inside and out. great designer also
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UCARCHITECT commented on a discussion: Boring fireplace - Please Help
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COASTROAD Hearth & Patio
I like the minimal lines, but there's something weird going on where the upper wall comes a little bit toward you and the fireplace recesses a little.

Is that a wood burning fireplace with gas logs installed? There are things you could do to spruce up the fireplace itself, but you'll be somewhat limited by the technology you're using.

I would try to ground the fireplace with a substantial material - cut stone or Roman brick - leave the mantel shelf light to keep it from looking any heavier than it is, and pick out the upper wall with a serious color, since there's plenty of light in that corner:
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anitajoyce
Add a tile frame around the fire[place . Paint the mantle white and paint the top in a tan color. Add a small plant in the right corner in a pretty ceramic pot. A snake plant grows up right and doesn't need much light.
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UCARCHITECT commented on a discussion: Dilemma - No natural light in bathroom - solutions???
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frenchreno
So here is the first stage of the division - this is actually the bigger side of the bathroom - 1 more week and hopefully the sink/cabinet grouting will be done...
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frenchreno
This is the other shower room for the moment!
With the openings...it may be a bit longer for this 1 to be used!
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fife2
Dear Jillian: first let me say - YOUR house is stunning! I love it.

I would like to suggest a more massive, wooden front door to balance the weight of the stone and add a softer look to the hardness of the stone.

I cannot tell - is your door FLUSH with the front of the house, or is that a stand-under entrance?
Perhaps some MORE pictures of the front would help with proportions?

I would also like to suggest picking up the beautful charcoal color of the stones and using this as a trim color for your home? I think with a large wood door, a beautiful satin-gloss Charcoal Grey for the trim would be VERY rich looking?

I think(?) I am seeing a walkway behind that hedge? Can you remove the hedge? OR lower the hedge? I would definitely think about removing what ever that is in front of the door step.
Not only does it look dangers - it is mostly highly unattractive.

As to a front porch - I do have a thought. The LOVELY beautiful little window above the front porch step would be the PEFECT shape for a beautiful front porch portico - how would that seem to you? I just LOVE this feature - so interesting - so, so British. And very different.

Perhaps a beautiful beam and frame portico - open arch (wood frame to the ceiling line) undereath - with a LARGER than needed glass chandilier type light fixture in the middle is what you are thinking of? This would be stunning? If it mimics the shape of the window?

If you really want it to be richer looking, since will be a small area - you COULD cover this arched-portico in slate (go for it) or a reproduction slate like material?

As your steps seem to be from the left side, you could then purchase some beautiful plantar boxes or have some custom made - edged and lined with REAL copper for the front portion and the right end of the porch area (2 large ones). This would perhaps keep folks from walking off the porch, and it would certainly be lovely. In the spring - bright bold hot pink tulips, and for summer lots of rich red geraniums?

IF you choose to place gutters on this small porch arch area (?) what about using REAL copper
gutters which will further add layers of richness and timeleness to the front of your home. I would just place half-gutters on either side of the arch area.

And I would definitely keep the hedge MUCH lower to the ground - perhaps adding some beautiful window boxes like the ones on the porch - for underneath those two front windows?
Ivy to grown down, some small flowering vine petunias for summer and spring, some taller geraniums for height and a bright color?

Please let us know - but this idea comes to me from a beautiful victorian garden house I saw on the grounds of Balmoral Estate in Scotland. So timeless, so graceful, and SUCH great detail .

Since you are in Ontario - I do not know what to suggest for plant material in front of the porch area except for something like Hawthorne? Eew? Perhpas on the right side of the porch area, some cedars that grow straight - but not too tall to balance out the fact there are no steps there?
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UCARCHITECT
Ross Windows & Doors in Parry Sound, (705) 746-2495) would do custom doors. There is another small shop in either Mitchel or Listowel that does similar period doors. Good luck!
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UCARCHITECT commented on a discussion: Lake Erie house
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fife2
I think YOU definately need an architect - there are structural and mechanical issues to be dealt with - and there are all those pesky code requirements. would also like to suggest you look through the pics on this site for ideas - there are lots of great ones. Hire a professional. :-)
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Vikrant Sharma Homez
Hiring a Professional is a good idea .
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