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Example of a classic wood exterior home design in Boston

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bmurphy30 wrote:Jun 16, 2011
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    Bud Dietrich, AIA
    I've always been of the opinion that the door to a bathroom or powder room shouldn't be visible from any entry into the house. It's just never the view one wants from an exterior doorway. Sometimes it's a tough nut to crack but just keep noodling some sketches until you do.
  • hilltop1155
    You didn't say what room would be the alternate for the bathroom door to open into. I the back entry is just the best place for the bathroom, be sure to put bomber hinges (spring hinge) on the door so it automatically pulls itself together. That way you and others won't see inside the bathroom if someone doesn't think to close the door.
wannabeinnature wrote:Jul 6, 2011
darlenecrawford wrote:Sep 5, 2012
What is the brand and paint color on the entry door?

    sshorey wrote:May 29, 2013
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      Helios Design Group
      This was a pretty bright white, but unfortunately I don't have the specific color.
    Ordinato, LLC wrote:Jun 19, 2013
      marthasword wrote:Apr 28, 2014
      What color is the door on the inside?

      sscheuerle wrote:May 21, 2014
      What are the size of columns

      - What are the size of the columns

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        Helios Design Group
        Hi, these are ten inches wide, and just over 7' tall, including the capital.
      allisonbelger wrote:Jul 20, 2015
      What stlye/brand of door is that front door? Thanks!

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        Helios Design Group

        Hi Allison,

        This was a fir door, six panel. I'm afraid I don't have the brand, but Lemieux would have the same door.

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        ETO Doors

        If you need Solid, Contemporary, Fiberglass, Interior, Entry, or Traditional doors, go to www.etodoors.com or call (888)Door ETO.

      Kali Naone wrote:Aug 5, 2015
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        Helios Design Group

        Thanks, glad you like it. The tall window is at the staircase. There's a photo from the rear called "New family room, kitchen, and renovations to existing house", and other photos in "Lincoln kitchen/family room addition". The house was also featured in a piece on Houzz by Mary Prince.

      Mary Walsh wrote:Mar 12, 2018
      What type of stone was used on the exterior stairs?

      - I am concerned about safety and issues with ice

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        Helios Design Group

        Hi Mary,

        The steps are granite - beautiful, but it can ice up, as do most exterior surface materials. Keeping granite clear of snow and adding ice-melt or salt to keep the ice at bay is useful for this, or for bluestone, wood, or whatever your steps are made of. Neither ice-melt nor salt will damage the stone.

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