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Inspiration for a timeless gray two-story wood exterior home remodel in San Francisco
Heydt Designs
Heydt Designs
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Mill Valley Classic CottageTraditional Exterior, San Francisco

Residential Design by Heydt Designs, Interior Design by Benjamin Dhong Interiors, Construction by Kearney & O'Banion, Photography by David Duncan Livingston

Inspiration for a timeless gray two-story wood exterior home remodel in San Francisco —  Houzz

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karaford11 wrote:Aug 15, 2012
I would like this floor plan how do I get it? How big is this home?

  • jbknowlt

    Can you tell me where you bought the shingles in Marin? Also, is the front porch stone or wood? Thanks.

  • Susan Watts
    how can I get the house plan?
eddy77 wrote:Aug 18, 2012
is that a concrete walkway

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    Heydt Designs
    It's a grey/blue flagstone- mortar set. Here we call it 'Connecticut Blue'.
shropshire65 wrote:Aug 20, 2012
What shrubs are used in the landscape?

1kenzie3 wrote:Aug 21, 2012
  • tulsagal
    Thank you for the reply. Yes, I like the stained better too. I think I'll take the gamble on staining it this first application and see how it goes.
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    Heydt Designs
    Great. Best of luck! (:
joliparker wrote:Aug 23, 2012
Love the orb chandelier! Who is the manufacturer?

mholt15 wrote:Aug 29, 2012
What is the manufacturer and color of the stone at the entry? Thanks!

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    Heydt Designs
    It's a natural veneer stone product I found at Bay Area Bluestone. http://www.bayareabluestone.com The names of these products change frequently. At the time it was referred to as 'Castle Rock,' not to be confused with the manufactured products of this name. The color was referred to as 'Chocolate.' You can't see it in this photo but we also clad the column to the right of the front door in this stone to break up the shingle siding. Hope this helps! Leigha
MSE Developers wrote:Sep 23, 2012
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    Heydt Designs
    Typical architectural fees for a project like this should be between 10-20% of the construction budget. The work should include a lot of architectural details, as well as work in all the major architectural phases such as schematic design, design development, construction documents, bidding and negotiation, and construction administration. Although, I don't feel comfortable disclosing the precise amount for the sake of my client's confidentiality, I can say that the fees for this project did end up being on the higher end of that spectrum. If you email me, we can discuss it further. My email is leigha@heydtdesigns.com Best of luck with your project! Leigha
colleenterry808 wrote:Sep 30, 2012
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    Heydt Designs
    Thank you so much. I am not selling the drawings for this home as-is, but I would be happy to work with you on an individual basis, incorporating many elements. If you are interested in discussing this further, please email me at leigha@heydtdesigns.com. Thanks!
jillianmarie625 wrote:Oct 1, 2012
What color shingle is this

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    Heydt Designs
    The exterior shingle color is Benjamin Moore 'Stone 2112-40' and the exterior trim color is Benjamin Moore 'White Dove'. The top and bottom levels are all stained the same color. The foyer bench column to the right of the front porch is clad in gray stone (barely visible in this photo), so that portion appears darker than the rest of the shingles. Stain colors fade quickly, and appear lighter in natural light, which is why the color appears lighter in this photo. Best of luck! Leigha
karambrodsky wrote:Oct 8, 2012
This house is beautiful! Where does the door come from?

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    Heydt Designs
    It was manufactured by Trustile. They are a wonderful resource for designing and ordering customized doors and sidelights. Their website has a wonderful door design tool. Here's the link. http://www.trustile.com Best of luck to you with your project! Leigha
izzyana wrote:Oct 14, 2012
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    Heydt Designs
    Thank you! I don't recall the exact shingle manufacturer or name, but it was just a very basic, very inexpensive, Class A composition shingle in a Charcoal Grey color. CertainTeed is a common manufacturer of these types of shingles. Best of luck, Leigha.
euniquecreations wrote:Oct 20, 2012
Love this house, great job. How many sq. ft.?

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    Heydt Designs
    Thanks! It's about 2700 sq. ft. 5 bedrooms and 3.5 baths.
jakenyonsmith wrote:Oct 27, 2012
Is that artificial turf? It looks too perfect to be real!

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    Heydt Designs
    Yes! Very green. Low maintenance. Clients love it.
lynnporterfied wrote:Oct 30, 2012
Love the look of this house. Is there a downstairs bedroom?

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    Heydt Designs
    Yes. It's next to the dining room and powder bath.
englishtheriot wrote:Nov 13, 2012
Do you have any pictures of the back of the house?

- I would love to see the back of the house.

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    Heydt Designs
    Sorry, we don't. The back of the house is really close to a rear lot line and impossible to photograph because of it's proximity to the rear neighbor. We put all of the design emphasis into the front of the house because of this.
clivingstone wrote:Nov 17, 2012
  • aes2012
    Hello, do you recall approximately how many feet this front porch extends out (as photographed here)? Thank you and have a great weekend!
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    Heydt Designs
    It's about 15' or so, as I recall. Sorry for late reply. Completely missed this one.
johnstonfarm2013 wrote:Jan 15, 2013
Stunning! Can you share with me the type & color of the shingles used? Thank you!

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    Heydt Designs
    They are Western Red Cedar shingles stained in a color to match a Benjamin Moore's paint color 'Stone 2112-40' The trim is painted in Benjamin Moore's 'White Dove'. These colors are also listed in the photo tags. Hope that helps! Leigha
Claude Darveau wrote:Jan 17, 2013
what is the shingles color and type

  • dantux

    Thank you. It looks like it there is blue undertones in the shingles...


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    Heydt Designs

    Yes, it's a cooler tone than a warmer one. Not weathered wood for example.

sharylanne wrote:Jan 24, 2013
redmond1949 wrote:Jan 30, 2013
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    Heydt Designs
    No, I'm sorry. There isn't.
redmond1949 wrote:Jan 30, 2013
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    Heydt Designs
    No, sorry there is not. The two story design is not for sale, as is, either.
scjenkins wrote:Jan 31, 2013
What is the wood and stain/finish of the kitchen floors?

- Kitchen floors

elizabethamcpherson wrote:Mar 5, 2013
By any chance, what type of stone was used on the stairs? Also, what is the porch flooring?

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    Heydt Designs
    We purchased the stone from Bay Area Bluestone. It was a bluestone called ‘Lilac’ and we ordered it in the Random Ashler Pattern. It was 1.5" thick and at the time it cost about $8.50 p.s.f. Here is the link from the website: http://www.bayareabluestone.com

    The porch flooring was clear cedar 2x4 T&G decking. Proper installation on that is essential, otherwise the boards will warp.

    Hope this helps! Leigha
  • elizabethamcpherson
    Thank you! Thank you!
Naidia Raymond wrote:Mar 8, 2013
  • rebcoinc123
    What is the trim color?
  • ccc19jan
    Rob Orlando from Natural tech landscaping did the lawn. He is awesome. You can contact him at916-240-4524
briankathleen wrote:Mar 25, 2013
What brand/color of roof shingles?

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    Heydt Designs
    The roof shingles are CertainTeed Landmark Shingles, in Moire Black. Hope that helps!
  • briankathleen
    Thank you ...that surprises me because they look so gray!
Steven Og wrote:Mar 29, 2013
What are the dimensions of the columns and railing system used at the front of the house?

- What are the dimensions of the columns and railing system used at the front of the house?

  • rpeluso
    and what is the material of the railing system? if the system is on line, can you provide the website
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    Heydt Designs
    Sorry, I completely missed these questions. There are no names. They were custom made. For the column bases, I used Turncraft PolyCraftsman products. Everything else is totally custom.
gochar1 wrote:Apr 4, 2013
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    Heydt Designs
    Both of those items were custom made.
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    Heydt Designs
    But you may be able to purchase them from the interior designer, Benjamin Dhong. Hope that helps!
recker616 wrote:Apr 6, 2013
  • Blair Jones
    Is there a floor plan available online? Id love to know more about the layout.
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    Heydt Designs
    No, I'm sorry. There is not.
wtcenergizer wrote:Apr 15, 2013
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    Heydt Designs
    There is no photo of the rear facade. The exterior of the house is extremely close to the rear yard property line and almost impossible to photograph. Also, due to the particular nature of the remodel, the exterior design at the rear didn't really change much from the original.
Belinda Clear wrote:Apr 28, 2013
Hi Leigha, I've looked through all prior comments, and am curious to know the door color. Please and thank you

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    Heydt Designs
    It's just a basic high gloss black- Benjamin Moore's ready mix black to be specific, but should be the same for other makers. Thanks for checking first! Sorry for the delay in reply.
tkanieff wrote:May 6, 2013
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    Heydt Designs
    I don't personally know of one, but I could ask around. This home is very custom in nature, so I think if you did use a modular builder, you'd still have to have a local craftsman detail out the finishes and once you do that, I'm not sure if you would cut costs. Nevertheless, I'll see if I can get a good recommendation for you. Best! Leigha
nanibarba wrote:May 10, 2013
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    Heydt Designs
    Sorry, missed this question. It's about 45' wide.
  • nanibarba
    No problem. Okay. Thank you!
Joan Deares wrote:May 21, 2013
Where can I get the round windows and what is size of the smaller round window.

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    Heydt Designs
    Window companies like Marvin, Andersen, and Sierra Pacific (the company we used) make circular windows in standard sizes. The smaller window is 2'-0" in diameter, and the larger one is 2'-8" in diameter. Hope that helps!
leliehughes wrote:May 31, 2013
what color is this door?

Kathy Dockins wrote:Jun 2, 2013
Is there a house plan that can be bought tot this house?

  • Kathy Dockins
    For this house
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    Heydt Designs
    I'm sorry, no. The drawings for this home are not for sale.
空空 wrote:Jun 7, 2013
question

- question

  • dmaugh
    Hi, is the shaker and horizontal siding hardie board or wood? looking forward to your response?
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    Heydt Designs
    Sorry. Totally missed this question. They are cedar shingles.
Cynrhia Russell wrote:Jun 15, 2013
Is there a gravel parking area landscaped in the front? What is the distance from the porch?

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    Heydt Designs
    Yes. That gravel area in thw photo on the left side is for parking. It's about 15-20' from the porch.
Bre Kunz wrote:Jul 9, 2013
Paint colours?? Thanks

- Exterior

  • kacie5
    It looks like there is a darker color outside on the peak above the front door. Is that a different color paint or just due to the lighting/shadows? Thanks!
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    Heydt Designs
    Just shadowing. Sorry, missed these comments until just now...
Kelle Bennett wrote:Jul 13, 2013
  • katesearth
    The front door is exactly what we are looking for - I went to Sierra Pacific but could not find this specific door, was it a custom design or a stock product? Thank you
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    Heydt Designs

    Sorry, I see I missed this question before, but just so people know. It was a custom design. Sierra Pacific is good at building custom designs at a relatively low price point. Hope that helps!

kacie5 wrote:Jul 20, 2013
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    Heydt Designs

    Hello and thank you for the question. I called Benjamin Moore and they said 'Stone' is still available. It probably would have helped if I gave you the formula number! It is 2112-40, from their Preview Collection. Hope this helps! Leigha

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    Inside Out

    thanks for the response.

heatherbrandt wrote:Jul 21, 2013
I'm painting my bungalow stone/morning dove, thoughts on a 3rd color?

  • pablina

    I think the color is more teal than aqua. It is a fresh and unusual color for a door.

  • kyky0374
    If you are willing to risk a bright color, try yellow!
Raffael Brugnoni wrote:Aug 23, 2013
  • Jill Sellers

    Hi. do you know the exact shingle maker and color?

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    Heydt Designs

    Hello. The shingles were Certainteed Landmark Series Triple Laminate, in the color "Moire Black". The color looks lighter in the photo due to the angle of the roof and the lighting at the time of day the photo was taken. Hope that helps!

Jennifer Heydt wrote:Sep 17, 2013
  • Jennifer Heydt
    Not aunt Jennifer, just a fellow Heydt!
  • PRO
    Heydt Designs
    Wow- what a coincidence! We don't have too many Heydts out here in CA. (:
Kath Furt wrote:Oct 24, 2013
What color is exterior paint on bottom of house and trim, thx

  • Jane Orr
    Do you happen to know what color/manufacture the roof shingles are?

    My home is painted SW Pavestone with Alabaster trim, aqua blue door and black shutters. I'm having such a difficult time deciding on roof shingle color.
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    Heydt Designs

    The asphalt shingles were Certainteed Landmark Pro. I believe the color names have changed, but Max Def Georgetown Gray is very similar, if not exactly what is on this house. This color works well with most house color combinations. Hope this helps!

ritazubet wrote:Oct 31, 2013
Love the design. Where can I see the entire floor plan?

  • Lori Kulczycki
    why show the house without a floor plan? I'm sure most of us are interested in this beautiful home.
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    Inside Out

    It's called intellectual property. They reserve the right to not share that info; otherwise what's to stop anyone from copying the plans.

amilie wrote:Nov 10, 2013
What are the columns called?

- .

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    Heydt Designs
    They are Turncraft PolyCraftsman.
adamsproject wrote:Nov 17, 2013
  • Allie Wood
    I love this house. I was wondering if you have any photos of the back or sides of the house?
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    Heydt Designs
    Sorry, there are none. It was a remodel and the back looks nothing like the front. Best of luck to you with your project! Leigha
lmb4jc wrote:Nov 22, 2013
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    Heydt Designs

    The porch is about 20" at the front. Hope that helps.

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vmsmiley wrote:Jan 13, 2014
Beautiful design! What stone did you use for the step face and planter

- vmsmiley

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    Heydt Designs
    The veneer stone is Castle Rock, in the color 'Chocolate', purchased from Bay Area Bluestone. Hope that helps!
Sheryl Kurian wrote:Feb 16, 2014
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    Heydt Designs
    It's 5 bedrooms with 3.5 baths. The lower floor has a small bedroom, the half bath, the family room, living room, dining room and kitchen. The upper floor has the master suite, plus two full baths and three bedrooms. Two of the rooms are very small. Hope that helps!
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