Midvale Courtyard HouseContemporary Patio, Milwaukee

Tricia Shay Photography

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sumwill6 wrote:Oct 13, 2013
  • Julie Guillory
    what is the vertical siding material used here?
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    Bruns Architecture
    The original house had individual wide plank cedar boards. This material remains on the original portions of the house. On the new / re-worked sections we used a cedar siding panel product that matched the original. Thanks for your question.
danasaville wrote:May 14, 2014
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    Bruns Architecture
    Hello and thank you for your great question. This is not a subject to be taken lightly. The "roof" under the upper terrace is constructed and detailed much like a commercial flat roof assembly. Similar to the roof on your office building, post office, etc, the flat roofs we design for our projects are all about performance as well as aesthetics. In this case it allows us to create a wonderful outdoor space off the master bedroom suite with panoramic views of the neighborhood tree canopies. I should mention that flat roofs are not dead flat. But when properly designed and constructed they outperform other solutions when all associated benefits are considered, especially in our climate. Thanks again for your interest and good luck with your project.
  • Erin Fuller
    If I ever come into money, you're already hired to do my home remodel (which happens to be about 2 blocks from this place). Kudos!
wdeubert wrote:Jan 3, 2015
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    Bruns Architecture
    Hello, and thank you for your question. The exterior cedar panels on this project are painted with Sherwin Williams Grizzle Gray SW 7068. Thanks again for your interest.
parrvin2000 wrote:Sep 4, 2014
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    Bruns Architecture

    Hello. Thank you for your question and interest in our work. The furniture in this photograph is the owners'. Unfortunately we do not know where they sourced it. Thanks again and good luck with your project.

Jay Flom wrote:Oct 14, 2013
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    Bruns Architecture
    Hello. On this project we used AGS Stainless - they can be found on the web. The carpenters performed the install. Thank you for your question and interest in the project.

What Houzz contributors are saying:

Laura Gaskill added this to 10 Times to Hire an ArchitectNov 27, 2018

2. You Have a Tricky Problem to SolveArchitects are skilled at solving tricky design problems — and they love a good challenge. Whether you want to camouflage an unsightly feature, increase accessibility or work around a steep slope, a trained architect can come up with creative, elegant solutions.When Dino Maniaci and Jason Hoke purchased the midcentury home shown here, they knew they wanted to open it up to the outdoors, but it wasn’t clear how that could be done — in their dense Madison, Wisconsin, neighborhood, exterior windows would only create privacy issues. Enter architect Stephen Bruns: To open up views to outdoor spaces without creating sight lines directly into neighbors’ homes, Bruns created a clever series of courtyards that maintain a sense of seclusion even as they connect the home with the outdoors.See more of this contemporary home in Wisconsin

Mitchell Parker added this to Houzz Tour: Openness Meets Intimacy in WisconsinSep 30, 2013

The first floor wraps around a middle courtyard, which Bruns added by taking a big bite out of the original floor plan. The new main suite rises overhead. The architectural levels underneath the terrace conceal some structural and mechanical elements.Hoke and Maniaci liked the midcentury-style pitched roof on the original house and wanted to maintain a similar style. The rear half of the house has the original roof, while the new addition mirrors its pitch.

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