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Farmhouse Addition Farmhouse Exterior, Philadelphia

The form of the addition is evocative of a traditional Pennsylvania bank barn structure. A second floor deck, carved out of the copper 'forebay’, is covered with a glass skylight that empties via chain downspouts to river rock drainage beds below.
Photography: Jeffrey Totaro
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landb wrote:
Please tell me where you sourced the copper cladding. - What is the maintenance like and does it change in appearance over time? Thanking you in advance.
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Wyant Architecture
We base our design work on details and product available through Revere Copper, though I can't say where the contractor purchased the material for this job. The copper does not require maintenance. It's appearance does change over time. It starts shiny like a penny and oxidizes to the bronze color you see in the photos rather quickly. Over many years it will develop a green patina.
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Talmage Dangerfield

Thank you so much for this information. I love the addition that you made on this house. Even though the two parts are made out of completely different materials, they still look very great together. Maybe we'll do something like this to my house in a few years.

lionnessone wrote:
Paint colour Please!
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Wyant Architecture
Windows are manufacturer's standard dark brown aluminum cladding (Pella, Architect Series), and all other materials, including stone, copper and cedar trim have a natural finish. The only actual paint color is the white trim on the existing farmhouse. Hope that helps!

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Ventana Construction LLC added this to The Benefits of Building Out — and What to Consider Before You Add On
The building-out bonus. There's a valuable bonus to building out rather than up or down. Often the groundwork, concrete and framing for the addition can be under way for at least two weeks before the construction moves into your existing home. That buys you more time to pack up and prepare for the rest of the project. If the scope of work is limited to the addition, this also means you can usually keep the balance of your home furnished and functional, meaning you won't have to pay for a temporary move.More: How to dig down for more room
Eric Reinholdt, Architect added this to Design Workshop: Additions With Attitude
On the opposite side, the roof wraps down onto the wall plane (again a thin wrapper).Stretching outward, the proportion reads as a barn, housing the new master suite and living room, but the architects have pushed the definition of what a barn can look like. They’ve indicated the historical reference to a barn in the cutout deck by imitating a barn’s forebay on the second floor, but these are subtle devices. Proportion is the key player in this addition.Lateral additions have the benefit of providing a new perspective on the site; reorienting and opening up the living spaces to views and light is often the primary goal of this type of addition. It’s important to also consider the exterior spaces this type of addition creates. Consider using the architecture to shield winds, gather sunlight and reinforce interior-exterior connections. Barns have always been positioned to do this on farmsteads.

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