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Cottage exterior home idea in Richmond

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Wilmer Yariel Morales wrote:Dec 24, 2012
  • Jody Evans
    I also have a Russell terrier. A Parson Russell Terrier. I bought him from a reputable breeder near Chicago. We drove all the way from Franklin Tn to get Cooper. He is the sweetest most loving dog we've had. They are so much fun and talk to you! We have had 3 over the past 20 years.
  • silverscreenstar
    Cooper looks exactly as you describe him: sweet and loving! Very cute little man!
lullst wrote:Apr 20, 2015
  • Becky Harris

    These dogs starred in her wedding. We were sitting on hay bales overlooking the Blue Ridge mountains on her parents' farm in Abingdon, VA, and her dad and his bagpipe camp friends came marching up from the gardens first, then the bride and her sisters with these loves jumping all around them ;)

  • tati

    The shelters are full because pets get "trashed" (excuse me I mean relinquished) to shelters or owners allow their unfixed pets to multiply randomly and endlessly. The overpopulation is not the breeders responsibility. While I have rescue pets, I am glad there are responsible breeders who maintain the standards of a breed. Without them we would not have all the breeds we love so much. Irresponsible pet ownership and not fixing should be outlawed, not breeding.

nsnyder269 wrote:Jan 24, 2015
  • Becky Harris

    I believe all of these are rescues.

  • arenad

    I agree 100% with lullst above. Breeding dogs should be outlawed - whats wrong with a rescue? Wouldn't you rather save a life?

    My Jack was a rescue - 2nd most common breed found in a shelter. Thank you for rescueing!

nsnyder269 wrote:Jan 24, 2015
  • Becky Harris
    These are my friends's dogs but I believe they were rescues from southwest Virginia. I can't remember if any of them are related. They all just sort of find her family!
tine2361 wrote:Jun 14, 2013
  • Becky Harris
    I would say to learn how the roof will age and patina - will it always look like it does or take on a different color as it stands up to the elements. It also depends on the style of your home - are you going for rustic farmhouse or is it contemporary, etc?
jennysiwi wrote:Sep 22, 2012
  • Becky Harris
    Jenny, I apologize, for some reason I am just now seeing your question, 2 years later! This has the look of faded charcoal gray color - it is actually the original roof from the BEFORE shots and is decades old so I don't know the product, just that these metal roofs last a very long time. But an internet search of "standing seam metal roof" will yield you what's available on the market today - there are a wide array of colors available and they can last 50-100 years. You can see more of this house here: https://www.houzz.com/magazine/houzz-tour-virginia-wine-country-cottage-stsetivw-vs~521801

    Since writing this, I have revisited and Sophie and Kent's family size has doubled. thus they have the two-story addition they had plans for all along on the right side of the house. I'd love to get back and take pictures next time I'm in town to show everyone that next phase.
Lorraine Skoglund wrote:Jan 11, 2014
    Linda Anthony wrote:Aug 11, 2013

      What Houzz contributors are saying:

      annecolby
      Anne Colby added this to Photo Flip: Good Dog! Cute Pooches at HomeJan 16, 2016

      A family of Jack Russell terriers — grandpa Jock, daughter Rosie and her offspring Charlie and Georgia — explore the backyard of a Richmond, Virginia, 1940s cottage (which has since been expanded). Bordering the lawn are beds planted with coneflowers, daylilies, hydrangeas, Amsonia, verbena, bronze fennel, salvia and other perennials and shrubs. Read the full story

      sarahphipps
      Sarah Phipps Design added this to Love the One You're With: Honoring a Home's Original CharmSep 4, 2013

      The owners of this 1940s cottage in Virginia wine country kept the modest scale of their cottage intact and added a small bathroom. They moved the entry door, installed energy-efficient windows, added siding and trim, and salvaged the existing metal roof.

      lolalina
      Laura Gaskill added this to How to Get Along With the Neighbors — and Live Happier at HomeAug 13, 2013

      4. Be reasonable about pets. This can be a big point of contention among neighbors, so try to tread lightly whether you are the pet owner or the one being bothered by a neighbor's pets. If something happens once or twice — loud barking, poop on your lawn etc. — take a deep breath (well, maybe step away from the poop first ...) and let it go. If there is an ongoing problem, discuss it directly with your neighbor. Even if you are upset, try to think of something kind to say about your neighbor's pet before launching into the complaint section of your talk.For pet owners, if a neighbor approaches you with a complaint about your animals, do your best to listen and acknowledge their feelings. Assure them you will do what you can to remedy the situation — scoop the poop, keep your dog on a leash, repair the fence and pay for training if needed.

      becky
      Becky Harris added this to 5 Amazing Landscapes Across the U.S.Jul 18, 2012

      Cottage Gardens in Virginia Wine CountryTwo landscape architects created beautiful gardens in the Virginia countryside, a stone's throw from the homes of former presidents Thomas Jefferson and James Monroe. The main part of the yard is a rectangle of grass surrounded by perennial borders.

      becky
      Becky Harris added this to Materials: The Advantages of a Metal RoofAug 8, 2011

      The major element of this original 1940s cottage that was saved during a renovation was the metal roof. For More Inspiration: Modern Design Meets Traditional Forms High Design for the Downspout Framing Design: Structural Expression in Steel

      becky
      Becky Harris added this to Houzz Tour: Virginia Wine Country CottageAug 6, 2011

      A happy pack of Jack Russell Terriers makes the most of the tapis vert. But before we get into all of that, let's take a look at what the owners were working with... Well, wait, before that, I should add that "tapis vert" is a fancy way of saying a taut and precise expanse of lawn that packs a big design punch. O.K., on to what the owners had the day of the real estate closing ...

      What Houzzers are commenting on:

      knorton12
      knorton12 added this to outsideFeb 24, 2019

      metal roof on older home with native plantings and doggies in the yard!

      deemaleno
      Dee added this to roofsOct 18, 2018

      standing seam metal roof. Looks like ice guards on the roof.

      lulugrrl52
      Laurinda Ross added this to lulugrrl52's ideasMar 28, 2018

      All white, great porch, nice roof

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