rayne6girl2

bricks for new house

rayne6girl2
2 years ago
I am building this house and I am
having a hard time envisioning a brick to compliment the house. We have picked a shingle called weatherwood and it has a gray and brown tone. I was thinking about maybe a different color on the turrets. What are your suggestions?

Comments (125)

  • PRO
    Flo Mangan
    2 years ago
    Was your foundation designed with ledge for stone on areas like this? Have you ordered windows with bronze or black frames and mullions? If the answer is yes to those questions you can get close with stone and brick.
  • PRO
    Virgil Carter Fine Art
    2 years ago

    "...Can my house have this look?..."


    If money is no object, you may certainly use stone for the entire exterior. Your house will look like your house, however, not like this house.

  • rayne6girl2
    Original Author
    2 years ago

    I haven’t looked at the plans, but I have picked out windows with a brown frame and mullions. I like the stone and the brick color.

  • PRO
    Flo Mangan
    2 years ago
    Then take the photo to brick and stone suppliers (usually two different suppliers) and shop around for similar materials. But you have to be sure your foundation is designed for stone. And it depends on what type stone. Are you acting as the GC?
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  • rayne6girl2
    Original Author
    2 years ago

    What is a GC?

  • PRO
    Flo Mangan
    2 years ago
    General Contractor.
  • rayne6girl2
    Original Author
    2 years ago

    We have a general contractor that I am not pleased with. We are in the process of getting ready to install the fireplaces, bricks and windows. Are you a designer?

  • PRO
    Flo Mangan
    2 years ago
    Yes and i have done several large homes. I assume you have a contract with this GC? What aren’t you happy about?
  • rayne6girl2
    Original Author
    2 years ago

    verbal contract and I don’t like their work. I think it is shabby. I want my house to be well built as you can see it looks okay. When I look around at other houses being built I immediately can see the preciseness in other structures.

  • PRO
    Flo Mangan
    2 years ago

    Something doesn't compute here. You are building an approx. 5,000 sq ft home "on a dime"?? Who will warranty this house? Right now, no one. Are you serious?

  • PRO
    Mark Bischak, Architect
    2 years ago

    It could be a very big dime.

  • worthy
    2 years ago
    last modified: 2 years ago

    shabby

    Since you brought it up....

    From the one distant pic, the housewrap appears reverse-lapped in several locations and the "X" cuts for the windows and the use of housewrap as the primary jamb flashing are no longer considered good practice. But as long as it doesn't rain much in Alabama, you'll be OK.

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  • Ashley Smith
    2 years ago

    To me the 2 story garage totally changed how the house appears. Plus Im surprised no one has mentioned the mcm word.

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  • drdeb1234
    2 years ago

    mcm as in mid century mod ;-) ?

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  • rayne6girl2
    Original Author
    2 years ago

    I can agree about the wrap.

  • Bri Bosh
    2 years ago
    Ashley, I said it up above. ;) someone had to...

    OP, I’m shocked you’re doing a project of this size on a verbal contract. I’m sorry to say but you’re in for a world of hurt, I think.
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  • rayne6girl2
    Original Author
    2 years ago

    What does mcm mean? I have seen this exact house in another state with the garage exactly the same. Adding a room on the garage is not the problem. Very nice house. I contacted Eric about viewing the house in3D and we are going to look at window options for the house where the garage and added bedroom is located. He has assured me he can certainly help with this minor adjustment. I wanted to pick the right brick color and I have a better idea of what I am looking for. I am worried about the exterior of my home. Flo mentioned a timeless look. That is what I want.

  • Ashley Smith
    2 years ago

    Bri, now I see it.:) I could hardly believe I was the only one with those thoughts.

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  • rayne6girl2
    Original Author
    2 years ago

    Ashley exactly what do you see when you said it totally changes the appearance of the house? The house has changes in the inside as well to reflect what I needed. The roof has a lot of unused space.

  • rayne6girl2
    Original Author
    2 years ago
    last modified: 2 years ago

    Flo I sent you an email to get a copy of your check list .Do you get my request? I would to have a copy on hand. Thanks

  • Ashley Smith
    2 years ago

    I think it gives it more of a top heavy look. JMO. I hope windows help balance it out a bit.

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  • rayne6girl2
    Original Author
    2 years ago

    What do you think about the brick color? Do you think red is out of date for this house? That was the main concern? Thanks to you guys I feel a little better on my choices now.

  • dan1888
    2 years ago

    Imo red is an old fashioned color not a timeless color for your house. And that's including the 'whitened' reds.

  • A Fox
    2 years ago

    As I said recently on another post, red (as in red clay colors, not unnatural cherry or fire engine reds) is about as classic as you can get. It has literally been around for centuries, and will continue to be around for centuries more. Red may not be the most in fashion at this exact moment, but it's all but guaranteed to come back sooner or later. If you can find houses from 50, 100, 200 years ago that are your chosen color of brick, you can be pretty sure it will always look classic. If the brick that you choose is brand new, and can only be found in the 2010s, there's a high chance that it will fall out of style in 10 years, and it may never come back.

  • PRO
    Flo Mangan
    2 years ago
    I sent you my checklist. And a message in my email. Did you get it?
  • PRO
    Mark Bischak, Architect
    2 years ago

    No, I didn't get it.

  • rayne6girl2
    Original Author
    last month

    I am looking for a designer to design a two story closet. Suggestions

  • strategery
    last month
  • rayne6girl2
    Original Author
    last month

    Don’t reply if you don’t have any please

  • btydrvn
    last month

    I too am curious what purpose you have in mind for a 2 story closet?...sounds very inconvenient...

  • rayne6girl2
    Original Author
    last month

    Didn’t mean to inconvenience anyone. I do have a purpose. Actually I really needed advice. Stressed about everything and I have decided to delete this post. Thanks

  • Holly Stockley
    last month

    I'm fairly sure Houzz won't allow posts to be deleted after the first few hours. Sorry. Public forums are what they are. If you want to explore the closet issue, you should probably make an entirely new post - but be ready for lots of opinions!

  • PRO
    Mark Bischak, Architect
    last month

    "A two story closet"

    Would that be a closet with a stair in it to get to the second story, or a closet with a very tall ceiling (for storing long johns or wedding dresses with a long train?).

    My initial thought is "don't", but most everyone has unique needs in a home that need to be met.

  • strategery
    last month

    @rayne6girl2, stop with the soliciting for referrals.

  • strategery
    last month

    Wow, that house is a monstrosity.

  • CEM TOSA
    last month

    @rayne6girl2 Did you ever pick out a brick? Would love to see the outside progress.

  • DLM2000-GW
    last month

    strategery just don't comment. As in ever.


    @rayne6girl2 the only 2 story closets I've seen are those with racks that rotate taking the racks at current use level up into the 2nd story area to be stored out of season while bringing the stored items down to current use level. That's a confusing sentence, hope you know what I mean! Is that the type of 2 story closet you're talking about?

  • strategery
    last month

    @DLM2000-GW, have not seen your posts before in these threads. With 8k fluff posts you appear to be a troll. Chance of me listening to your sh$tpost is zero.

  • DLM2000-GW
    last month

    LOL! Carry on strategery. You obviously need the stage.

  • rayne6girl2
    Original Author
    last month

    Strategery you can’t be what Houzz intended for this app.

  • rayne6girl2
    Original Author
    last month

    DLM2000-GW
    I am interested in using stairs. I spoke with an architect and it is very expensive as well. Didn’t know closets could be that sophisticated. Anyway I decided to work with an architect to pursue this project.

  • rayne6girl2
    Original Author
    28 days ago

    Does anyone know the name of the brick and stone?

  • strategery
    28 days ago

    Holy f that's hideous.

  • rayne6girl2
    Original Author
    27 days ago

    Is that the name of the brick?

  • btydrvn
    27 days ago

    rayne....tho’ i agree it is hideous...and appreciate the humor of your retort..the picture is a little too blurry to even discern if it is stone...brick...or?...but....in general it looks sort of daunting to me

  • Aussie Bae
    27 days ago

    There is a blogger who built a home with a 2 story closet. It was beautiful. I think her blog is “the sweetest thing blog”. I am not promoting her, but she has the only 2 story closet I’ve ever seen that is not industrial. Good luck

  • rayne6girl2
    Original Author
    27 days ago

    Thanks

  • drdeb1234
    26 days ago

    Are you still waiting to choose your brick? Maybe it would be a good idea to post a few updated pics of your build

  • rayne6girl2
    Original Author
    5 days ago

    Thanks

  • rayne6girl2
    Original Author
    5 days ago

    Does anyone know the name of this brick?