McDonnell ResidenceTraditional Porch, DC Metro

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dawnmathurin wrote:Apr 6, 2013
  • tognoli
    how many square feet?
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    CogitateDesign, PLLC
    1st and 2nd is approximately 1,875 square feet
merlindaguerra wrote:Jun 1, 2013
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    There is one (large) bedroom and a loft space to accommodate additional bunks/beds.
  • Shirley Thompson

    can you show picture of loft? bathroom?

Ginger Sledge wrote:Oct 30, 2015
dhk123 wrote:Mar 25, 2015
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    CogitateDesign, PLLC
    Thanks for looking and the question... concerned about the details, nice I love it!

    It's a 7" exposure.
  • readicculus

    Thanks, trying to make the same decision! This is helpful.

Kelley Goldmanis wrote:Sep 13, 2014
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    Thanks Kelley! The siding is James Hardie Hardiplank smooth siding. Paint is Benjamin Moore Brilliant White. The roofing is natural cedar shakes (not shingles).
ficidv wrote:Jun 1, 2014
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    CogitateDesign, PLLC
    Thanks for viewing and asking the question. I don't have a specific brand as the client commissioned them from an artist in New Orleans.
shellsporter wrote:Jan 26, 2014
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    The windows and exterior doors are Weather Shield. They are a combination of stock sizes and a few custom sizes.
gisellevillalta wrote:Aug 5, 2013
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    CogitateDesign, PLLC
    Glad you like the house. However, the house was for a specific client who paid for design services. The floor plan is not for sale and I will not post the floor plan. The clients paid for a custom home and it would not be ethical to readily allow others access to their project. I hope you understand.
jodytruitt wrote:Jul 17, 2013
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    Jody, thanks for the kind words. Yes drainage was an issue as the roof only has a 1/4" per foot slope. The owners were given two choices for the roof- Duradek (vinyl membrane) or a flat seam metal roof. I do not know which option they finally chose as I re-located to another state prior to completion of construction. However, detailed properly, either option is acceptable and aesthetically pleasing given the low-slope condition of the roof.
jourdanv3 wrote:Mar 27, 2013
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    CogitateDesign, PLLC

    Thanks for viewing the house. There is no way to give you a specific answer to your question; there are far too many variables to consider which contribute to the overall cost of a project. In addition, it is important to note the difference between a construction budget and a project budget.

    The Construction Budget typically includes:
    1. Providing utilities to the site if not currently present
    2. Site Preparation (clearing away trees, stabilizing soil, cutting and filling to grade the site, etc.)
    3. Demolition
    4. Construction costs, including foundation, framing, electrical, mechanical, plumbing, interior finishes, exterior finishes, lighting, cabinetry, appliances, etc.
    5. Construction Management Fees and Site Superintendent Fees
    6. Sales tax
    7. Hardscape (exterior built items i.e. sidewalks, driveways, patio’s pools, etc.)

    The Project Budget typically includes all of the above in addition to the following:

    1. Architect fees
    2. Professional Services fees (interior designer, structural engineer, landscape architect, etc.)
    3. Land Costs
    4. Financing Costs
    5. Water + septic + sewer tap fees
    6. Permit fees
    7. Contingency
    8. Landscaping

    In addition, other factors to consider:

    1.Are any zoning variances required?
    2.Does the design require approval from a local architectural review board or neighborhood committee?
    3.Does the site require septic, if so does a septic plan need to be designed?
    4.Which of the following may affect the site based on its location- Snow loads, Energy consumption codes, Seismic requirements, and Wind load requirements
    5.Will a builder be hired or will you General Contract the house yourself?
    6.Project Schedule, how quickly do you want the house built?
    7.What is the quality of interior finishes, and exterior?

    Keep in mind the above items are not all encompassing, but rather a general listing of the typical items to be included in the budgets. It is crucial to the success of any project, to hire a competent architect and builder with experience in your project type. In addition, and very important, work with people you trust and get along with! Construction projects are inherently challenging and difficult- work with professionals who understand it’s a TEAM effort and that they all need to work together.

    This doesn’t answer your question, but it explains why I can’t answer your question.
Karin Zink wrote:Mar 11, 2013
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    CogitateDesign, PLLC
    Yes, it's a gutter. It's copper with an ogee profile that matched the existing house.
Susie C. wrote:Jul 10, 2013
    lovelyreeda wrote:Jun 6, 2013

      What Houzzers are commenting on:

      anirose21 added this to outdoorJul 22, 2019

      I like the way the roof look with the fence

      Megan Greathouse added this to OutdoorJun 25, 2019

      A little something like this off the master

      J H added this to CottageJun 10, 2019

      roof deck with railing tied into roof slope

      mduroo added this to veranda , porches, columns, garden wallMay 22, 2019

      muur links sluiten , venster erin, klein venstertje naast keuken rest open laten, schouw in het midden, diepte van de porch is 3,6 m, totale lengte 10m

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