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Bluegrass LivingTraditional Exterior, Chicago

Spacious front porch to watch all the kids play on the cul de sac!

Michael Lipman Photography

Inspiration for a timeless gray two-story wood exterior home remodel in Chicago —  Houzz
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strausstone wrote:Jan 10, 2016
  • jamiekcooper6

    Did you find out the trim color?

  • Lisa

    @jamiekcooper6 - I did not find out the trim color. We used Benjamin Moore - Gray Mist for our house trim with the BM Copley Gray for the body color. Love the Copley Gray color. Good luck on your project.

emilyfeltt wrote:Jan 18, 2014
  • PRO
    Siena Custom Builders, Inc.
    This 42" tall and 2 1/4" thick wood door (fir) was custom made with beveled glass and ordered through our trim supplier
  • PRO
    karenhutto
    What is the siding color?
motherof5pearls wrote:Dec 31, 2013
  • Marie Katz
    or are they 3 seperate windows?
  • PRO
    Siena Custom Builders, Inc.
    Yes, all three windows open and they are three separate units. You should be able to get help measuring from your local sales rep or the installer you will be using.
rsbarron wrote:Feb 21, 2015
  • carrielowe

    exterior paint color--body and trim?

  • morgana1112
    Exterior color please?
lynnb wrote:Apr 16, 2014
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    Siena Custom Builders, Inc.
    While part of the top roof looks golden in the picture - that is only the lighting with the sun in the photograph. The actual roof looks like the color over the garage which is the Driftwood color.
  • kbarry12

    Looking for a paint color to go with a similar colored roof. Are these shingles in a gray color?


addunn wrote:Oct 29, 2013
  • PRO
    Siena Custom Builders, Inc.

    The siding and shake we used on this home is real cedar siding - not a fiber cement siding product.

  • Vivian Breier

    Ok. Thank you!! Do you know of a fiber similar to this color. I am actually looking to replace my Cedar Shakes, but not with Cedar Shakes again. My current ones are dark and old and have been ruined by wood bees and wood peckers. I live in NY or I would contact you, but if you do recommend someone on Long Island. I greatly appreciate any recommendations.

johnson2000 wrote:Oct 28, 2013
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    Siena Custom Builders, Inc.
    Sorry about that, White Birch is not a Benjamin Moore match but it is an actual exterior stain from Olympic. Also - remember to get color samples made - the Benjamin Moore color match looks different when it is a stain on wood rather than a paint on drywall.
  • smkt404
    Are these windows mulled together on the front porch, or how much room is between them for trim?
lworlund wrote:Jul 9, 2014
  • PRO
    Siena Custom Builders, Inc.
    This was a custom door ordered through our trim supplier who supplies most of our interior trim and doors - Duane Stransky, Exclusive Windows. Inc. 630-802-0115. Yes, the glass is beveled.
  • Marie Katz
    I am absolutely in love with this house!!! Do you have more angles of the front porch??
crumster55 wrote:Jun 25, 2014
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    Eden Coast, LLC
    I'm not sure of the exact manufacturer on this project, but our company manufacturers custom designed garage doors combining traditional craftsmanship with environmentally-friendly composite materials. Click on our logo at left to find out more. Thank you!
  • rplyler2
    Eden Coast...not sure why you made a comment except to advertise...you don't have a single door like this one!
honeysugar wrote:Apr 23, 2014
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    Siena Custom Builders, Inc.
    The cedar trim was White Birch, an Olympic stain.
  • jcolquitt
    What was the white trim color that you used…on garage, columns, etc..
Gabriela Castillo wrote:Mar 28, 2014
  • PRO
    Siena Custom Builders, Inc.
    The homeowner selected a match to Benjamin Moore Copley Gray on the cedar siding and shake.
  • honeysugar
    Can you tell me the color/brand used for the trim. It is beautiful with the Copley Gray.
mopecosa wrote:Dec 1, 2018
stanek08 wrote:Feb 22, 2017
kwest0528 wrote:Dec 28, 2015
  • PRO
    Siena Custom Builders, Inc.

    Thank you! If you want more information you can contact our garage door supplier: Mike Yenerich, Overdoors of Illinois - they are listed on houzz.

Nessa Ness wrote:Dec 12, 2015
michael_phipps wrote:Nov 8, 2015
  • PRO
    Siena Custom Builders, Inc.

    This is a three story house with a two car garage in front and a separate third car along the side that is not visible in this picture. The home is approx. 4,000 sq. ft. not including the third floor. The property is approx. 80' x 147' but every neighborhood has different setback restrictions so it is important to check that out first.

Mary Beth Keane wrote:Oct 21, 2015
JD Smith wrote:Nov 10, 2014
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    Siena Custom Builders, Inc.
    We built this home several years ago - the cedar shakes were straight butt 5" reveal, no keyway.
JoAnn Wodke wrote:Oct 23, 2014
  • PRO
    Siena Custom Builders, Inc.
    You can contact JR Landscaping - they are also on houzz. They did the beautiful landscaping for this home.
burgerchef wrote:Mar 19, 2014
  • PRO
    Siena Custom Builders, Inc.
    This is a dark stain on the door - our painter mixed it on sight to the shade that our homeowner preferred.
Monika wrote:Jan 11, 2014
  • PRO
    Siena Custom Builders, Inc.
    The width of the front part of this home was 55' but there is a angled third garage around the side that you can't see in this picture that extends the total home width another 8' or so.
bryanbmur wrote:Dec 5, 2013
Nicole Bruce_Fritz wrote:Oct 30, 2013
  • PRO
    Siena Custom Builders, Inc.
    This house is all cedar - both the siding and the shake. We don't work with much vinyl so I am not sure what vinyl color would be similar? I would ask your builder or installer to give you samples based on the color in this picture.
mmurphey7 wrote:May 30, 2016
    pvdreamhome wrote:May 23, 2016
      kunjans wrote:Mar 12, 2014

        What Houzz contributors are saying:

        mitchell_parker
        Mitchell Parker added this to Great Home Project: Replace Your Exterior SidingDec 7, 2016

        Cedar sidingObstaclesMake sure you check with your homeowners association, if you have one, to make sure it doesn’t prohibit certain materials and colors. Insurance and payment plans. If your home is insured to cover damage from storms or accidents, you may get money to cover the cost of siding repair. But insurance companies will likely only cover the cost to the damaged portion of the home, not the entire siding, so be prepared to foot the extra bill to re-side your whole house or live with a somewhat mismatched area of your house. Heller suggests clients get insurance money first before starting the project to prevent any holdups. Budget. Many contractors offer 12- or 24-month payments for siding so you don’t have to pay everything upfront.

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