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Additions and Remodel in Palo Alto CA Traditional Exterior, San Francisco

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Image by Architect: Ellis A. Schoichet AIA
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Bryanb wrote:
walkway - Hello, what kind of stone is this on the walkway? I m trying to redo my entry way. The small entry porch has brick trim on the 2 steps and sides and the 2 pillar columns are all brick, but then the walkway is just a plain greyish concrete no decor no nothing. So I m looking for something that would go with the brick columns as well as the 3' brick wall at the sidewalk level.
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Sharon Resheff

What brand are the pavers? Or where were they purchased? Thanks.

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Hi Sharon,

I think this type of bluestone is fairly common. Not knowing the specific vendor this installation was sourced from I would suggest you go to your favorite local stone supplier, garden material supplier, landscape designer, or landscape contractor and show them the picture. Most would be happy to help you find it.

Ellis A. Schoichet AIA

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Scott Sterling wrote:
Are you sure this isn't Sea Haze? Desert Twilight is shade darker.
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cantgetenoughcolour
I got a sample of Sea Haze and it is so much bluer than what is shown here, if that helps
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papapapagena

What is the trim/fence color? I love it with the desert twlight.

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najiebn wrote:
What company made the fence - I really love the fence in this photo & would like to get it made for my home.
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stewartp13
Paint colors? manufacturer?
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I don't have that info for the fence
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groundspro wrote:
What colors are used on the house?
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dswanson01
How wide is the exposed plank on the siding?
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Hi dswanson01, it's been a while but I believe it was 9 1/4" lap siding. If my recollection is correct the exposure would be approximately 8 3/4".
Ellis A. Schoichet AIA
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klyman wrote:
Can you share the height of this house? - From grade to top point? It is so nice! Thank you!
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Hi Klyman, sorry that took so long... it's been a bit hectic around here!

The height is approximately 27' from grade to top of ridge.

FYI- It's exactly 26' from the top of the first floor to the top of the ridge, any higher than that and we'd have had to count additional floor area in the attic spaces.

I hope you find this helpful, Ellis A. Schoichet AIA / EASA Architecture

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klyman

Thank you so much!

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Instant Construction LLC wrote:
Color of the door and frame? - Very beautiful house. What's the color of the door and frame?
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Hi Instant, the color of the door and frame is an off-white that I don't have the spec for. Best of luck with your color selections, I know its a challenge!
Ellis A. Schoichet AIA
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white
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Design Everest wrote:
Exterior - What a great project! Love the arched doorway and the color of the house.
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Thanks!

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Kate Vasquez wrote:
Walkway - Love this walkway!! We live in San Jose and would love to do something similar! Two questions: 1) Can you share who installed the bluestone pavers? and 2) what is the surface finish?
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Hi Kate, I'm sorry but I can't answer either of your questions. It's been a number of years since this project was completed and the information isn't easily available to me. I suggest you show the image to someone at a good stone showroom and they should be able give you a bit more information about the finish. Better yet, they'll be able to show you examples of the finishes so you can choose for yourself. They may also have recommendations for good installers.

Given your San Jose location, I'd suggest you visit the Peninsula Building Materials showroom in Mountain View- I'm sure they'll be able to help. They're at 2490 Charleston, you can check out the hours on the web:

<www.pbm1923.com/mountain-view-showroom>;.

There are lots of other places to go as well, this is just one off the top of my head.

Best of luck to you!

Ellis A. Schoichet AIA/EASA Architecture

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bethgwhite wrote:
What material was used on the roof?
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Hi bethgwhite, the roofing on this home is cedar shingles. In this photograph they are still relatively new and still have a 'light wood' look. As they age they will turn darker and darker.
I hope you find this helpful. Regards, Ellis A. Schoichet AIA Architect
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Buckminster Green LLC added this to Outdoor Home Prep to Do Before Hard Winter Hits
Walks, Patios and DrivewaysA paved outdoor surface in the summer can get away with a lot of flaws — cracks, loose pavers, missing mortar. When you can see where you’re going, you can step around the flaws, but once the first snow falls and you’re shoveling the walk and the shovel keeps hitting the edge of that loose paver, making it even worse and slowing you down, you’ll wish you had taken the time to set it back in place. Any crack or hole where water can pool and freeze in your hardscaping is going to become bigger when water, which expands when it freezes, settles in for a cold night.What to do: For pavers set in sand, get some paver sand and a rubber mallet and reset loose pavers. If mortar is missing, mix some up and place it with a margin trowel. For small joints you can also get a tube of mortar repair (I like Quikrete), which you can apply with a standard caulk gun.

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dallasauer added this to dallasauer's ideas
Nice for front walkway. Like material and shape

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