Heavy Timber TudorTraditional Exterior, DC Metro

A new Tudor bay added to the front of an existing red brick home using new stone to integrate the base with the existing stone base. Fir windows and cedar trim are stained complementary colors. The darker window color draws out the dark "clinker" bricks. The roof is Certainteed Grand Manor asphalt shingles designed to appear as slate. The gutters and downspouts are copper.

The paint of the stucco is Benjamin Moore Exterior low luster in color: “Briarwood”.

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grunberger1 wrote:Sep 5, 2014
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    Luther Paul Weber AIA, Architect

    The brick was existing, circa 1937. There are "flashed" bricks which are the shiny purple-blue brick interspersed with the red. This was a common characteristic in how in how brick used to be made. As the palette sat in the kiln, the bricks on the out side of the batch would get more burnt than the ones on the inside. We did have to replace some brick on the north gable (not pictured) and it was very difficult to match. Also keep in mind that the brick mortar is 80 years old and darker than new mortar and they used to make tighter joints than is common now, making for a more uniform look. We had to darken the grout to get it to match the existing brick wall. Common in the arts and Crafts movement, there also were "klinker" bricks which were usually more deformed and drooping out of the wall giving it a peppered texture. This was due to the brick actually melting while being kiln fired. Hope that helps.

  • libbyb
    Thanks for the quick response and history of the brick. I am building a new house in an old neighborhood and want my house to "fit in" you did a wonderful job on the addition of the bay window.
Bev wrote:Jun 12, 2013
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    Luther Paul Weber AIA, Architect

    amygfish: I found the stucco color the Tudor project. Keep in mind that was painted 10 years ago: The paint of the stucco is Benjamin Moore Exterior low
    luster in color: “Briarwood”.

  • jjsteele99

    I love the stone accent used with the red brick. Can you tell me the type/color of the stone.

Molly Selsby wrote:Feb 28, 2016
Wendy Fairman wrote:Sep 4, 2014
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    Luther Paul Weber AIA, Architect
    See comments above for color. The garage doors were natural cedar with a Sikkens clear coat on them as can be seen in one of the photos. The existing aluminum windows used to be Tudor brown, but I had them painted to match the new windows. No brown was used. the copper gutters will eventually turn greenish gray.
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    Raji RM
    Love the stone surround of the entry too!
Tina Thacker wrote:Jul 21, 2014
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    Luther Paul Weber AIA, Architect
    Certainteed Grand Manor asphalt shingles in Slate Gray though the color names may have changed since this was built.
  • Tina Thacker
    Thank you for your prompt reply. It's a beautiful project!
sunbeam312 wrote:Dec 9, 2013
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    Luther Paul Weber AIA, Architect
    Here is a previously entered thread on color. Let me know if you need further information:

    The windows are Kolbe & Kolbe true divided casement fir inside and out with cedar trim. Originally, the house was stained with a semi-transparent Cabot stain to express the wood grain and look aged, but Cabot's low-VOC formulas at the time (2005) didn't hold up to the elements and faded badly. So we recoated the wood with Sikkens Rubbol solid stain. The wood trim color is Sikkens "Driftwood".


    The window sash color was formulated by Sikkens to match Kolbe's extruded aluminum clad window that we used in the rear of the house where the harsh sun was harder on the wood windows. The exterior aluminum color is Kolbe & Kolbe "Patriot Blue". The aluminum clad window profiles match the all wood true-divided windows.

  • Marla Pope
    what color is the bay windows? Did I miss something?
Lauren Saldubehere wrote:Mar 28, 2016

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pammy524 added this to outside/exterior Bancroft5 days ago

the roof is grand manor -slate gray

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Siding and brick with gray roof

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