Countryside Make overTraditional Exterior, Minneapolis

This project features an award winning front facade make over. The existing mansard roof was framed over to create a new look that provides some solid curb appeal! The interior of the home did not need to be modified to accommodate this renovation, since all of the construction occurred on the outside of the home.

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Thomas Smith wrote:Mar 30, 2013
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    Sicora Design/Build
    Here you go... We are happy to provide this information for free, but do ask that you consider donating $25 to the Twin Cities Chapter of Habitat for Humanity. You can donate online at Thank you!

    lap sidingBen Moore#2129-30 Blue Note
    shake siding on gable endsBen Moore Affinity#AF-720 Sparrow
    board and batten siding on gable endsBen Moore#AF-720 Sparrow
    window trim / trimBen Moore#OC-25 Cloud Cover
    pillarsBen Moore#OC-25 Cloud Cover
    bracketsBen Moore#OC-25 Cloud Cover
    garage doorBen Moore#AF-720 Sparrow
  • sammypv

    what is the stone called on the home? What company provided the stone for this project? is there a name?

Michelle Hayes wrote:Jan 16, 2012
  • thattoddlertown

    Beautiful Home and absolutely beautiful choices. Thanks for sharing.

  • Mimi N

    Where can I find the stone on this house? Or what brand and color is it?

victorwhatley wrote:Nov 3, 2012
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    Sicora Design/Build

    Hello... this was not a 2nd story addition... just a re-facing over the front of the home along with adding space over the garage. Unfortunately, we do not have any pictures available of the interior. Thank you for your questions!

  • Marcy
    Can you explain what you mean by "adding space over the garage" please? Is this just for show or a functional space?
kalipeach wrote:Jun 27, 2014
  • atkessler

    Magnificent design!

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    Lux Garage Doors

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newbusinessguru wrote:Jun 7, 2013
  • dawnwatson
    Why does the color swatch look gray and the home appears blue. Is the wrong color listed for this home with Benjamin Moore?
  • lisard
    dawnnwatson - we just painted our house blue note and I would say that this picture is fairly true to colour - it's a dark blue with a hint of grey
lanncager wrote:Apr 26, 2012
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    floor plan please !! :)
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    Sicora Design/Build
    This national award winning design is not available by email, but I would be happy to talk with you about creating this look for your home! I can be reached at, if you would like to talk about design ideas for your home.... Thank you for your interest!
shekinahglory wrote:Apr 22, 2013
  • Kellye Lowe

    Yes, it would be interesting to see the sides since the mansard roof goes all,the way around the house

  • S M

    What colour scheme are the bricks/stones under the pillars and around the garage?

    Also what colour was used for the garage?

petrahernandez wrote:Jul 3, 2012
Cynthia Maclean wrote:Apr 18, 2012
  • reneevz
    I have been trying to choose a shade of blue that is "happy". This is it!! Beautiful
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    Sicora Design/Build
    Ben Moore#2129-30 Blue Note
mikelh77 wrote:Dec 28, 2013
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    Sicora Design/Build
    My records show that it is Timberline: Barkwood....
  • lindamarie1

    Interesting that a brown roof was used.

pspieth wrote:Jun 24, 2012
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    Sicora Design/Build
    Ben Moore#AF-720 Sparrow
  • lisavsellers
    The photo makes the garage door more gray than the green coloring of sparrow.
dianedapello wrote:Jul 14, 2014
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    Eden Coast, LLC
    I'm not sure of the exact manufacturer on this project, but it looks to me like a steel carriage house type door which is available from many companies. If you don't like the design choices in the steel doors, or you're looking for a door with more detail than steel can provide, our company, Eden Coast, LLC, can create virtually any design by combining traditional craftsmanship with an environmentally-friendly composite cladding. Our designs and colors are fully customizable and dictated only by your imagination. Click on our logo at left or visit to find out more. Thank you!
cmlaplant wrote:Jun 19, 2014
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    Sicora Design/Build
    Alcoa brand material. I do not have the exact color matches on file.
tiranthia wrote:May 26, 2012
enegley wrote:Apr 14, 2012
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    Sicora Design/Build
    The garage door was purchased from Twin Cities Garage Door company...
Andrew Gottlieb wrote:May 31, 2015
    Kim Krumhardt wrote:Apr 29, 2015

      What Houzz contributors are saying:

      Laura Gaskill added this to Nail Your Curb Appeal: Traditional StyleMay 13, 2016

      Pick the right color scheme. Freshening up the color palette is one of the most effective ways to boost curb appeal. Be sure to take into account the hues of neighboring homes, so the overall effect of the block is pleasing without being identical. For a traditional-style home, simple is best: Look to neutral and natural hues like beige (or “greige“), slate blue, gray and cream; all are timeless and elegant. Keep paint looking fresh by washing your home’s siding and exterior windows at least once each year.Siding color: Blue Note, Benjamin MooreHow to Wash Your House

      Dana Miller added this to Home Exteriors Take Color Cues from StoneApr 14, 2012

      This home’s exterior utilizes nearly every hue found in the stone veneer. The siding picks up on the slatelike blue. The front door mimics the camel-colored stone. The custom gray garage door fits into the color scheme nicely. Crisp white trim sets off architectural details.

      What Houzzers are commenting on:

      Brickwood Builders, Inc. added this to ButlerSep 20, 2019

      This is BM Blue Note - too blue, bright for me

      heikri added this to exteriorSep 16, 2019

      The wood with the white trim and blue siding

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