Martin Bros. Contracting, Inc.
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French Country Retreat

The design for this new 5,000 + sq. ft. custom built home was influenced by traditional buildings seen in the French countryside, featuring stone masonry exterior and cottage-style detailing. Sustainability was a core design strategy for the building systems. The home was designed to set on the edge of the woods to buffer north and west winds, but overlooking a prairie grass meadow to the south. Features include passive solar design in the overall house layout including fenestration and main rooms on an east/west axis for good solar orientation, a geothermal closed loop heating system, low-flow plumbing fixtures, and three Rumford fireplaces. In this residence, modern technology pairs with traditional design to fulfill the client’s desire for a sustainable home.

The gallery features rows of arches, groin vaults and arched windows with stone sills. The cherry paneled library features a Rumford fireplace. Antique lights from the homeowner's old home were placed in the library , adding to it's overall warmth and charm. The kitchen includes an appliance garage skillfully hidden behind the tile.

Home design by Kil Architecture Planning; general contracting by Martin Bros. Contracting, Inc.; Interior design by SP Interiors; residential photograpy by Dave Hubler Photography. Carriage house photography by Marie Martin Kinney Photography.

This home was designed specifically for the client, as such the floorplan is not available for resale or distribution.
Country: United States
Others who worked on this project: Quality Window & Door Inc, Hinges & Handles
Front Elevation
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This gorgeous country retreat was influenced by traditional buildings seen in the French countryside and features a blend of Buechel stone with stucco and cedar accents. Marvin Windows & Doors. Copper roof, flashing, valleys and guttering. GAF Grand Slate Roofing Shingles in Aged Oak. Home design by Kil Architecture Planning; general contracting by Martin Bros. Contracting, In...More
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Patio
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This gorgeous country retreat was influenced by traditional buildings seen in the French countryside and features a blend of Buechel stone with stucco and cedar accents. Marvin Windows & Doors. Copper roof, flashing, valleys and guttering. GAF Grand Slate Roofing Shingles in Aged Oak. Slate patio in enclosed courtyard and beautiful copper awning. Limestone sills and jambs. Ho...More
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Slate Patio
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Exterior of home features a custom mix of Buechel Stones. Note the limestone sills, limestone jambs and copper flashing. The hand laid slate patio is absolutely gorgeous. Home design by Kil Architecture Planning; general contracting by Martin Bros. Contracting, Inc; photo by Dave Hubler Photography. www.MartinBrosContracting.com.
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Back Elevation
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Gorgeous country retreat features a blend of Buechel stone with stucco and cedar accents. Marvin Windows & Doors. Copper roof, flashing, valleys and guttering. GAF Grand Slate Roofing Shingles in Aged Oak. Home design by Kil Architecture Planning; general contracting by Martin Bros. Contracting, Inc; photo by Dave Hubler. For a video tour of this home http://www.martinbrosco...More
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Back Elevation
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Gorgeous country retreat features a blend of Buechel stone with stucco and cedar accents. Marvin Windows & Doors. Copper roof, flashing, valleys and guttering. GAF Grand Slate Roofing Shingles in Aged Oak. Home design by Kil Architecture Planning; general contracting by Martin Bros. Contracting, Inc; photo by Dave Hubler. For a video tour of this home http://www.martinbroscont...More
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Study
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Double arched doors lead into this gorgeous home study that features cherry paneled walls, coffered ceiling and distressed hardwood flooring. Beautiful gas log Rumford fireplace with marble face. In home audio-video system. Home design by Kil Architecture Planning; interior design by SP Interiors; general contracting and millwork by Martin Bros. Contracting, Inc; photo by Dave ...More
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Formal Dining Room
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Formal dining room features a beautiful tray ceiling with a faux painted light cove. Home design by Kil Architecture Planning; general contracting by Martin Bros. Contracting, Inc; interior design by SP Interiors; photo by Dave Hubler Photography. www.MartinBrosContracting.com
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The Gallery
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The Gallery design was based on elements the owner brought home from a trip in France. It features a groin vault ceiling, stone sills and columns. We love how the pendant lights align perfectly with the diagonal pattern of the tile and vaults. Home design by Kil Architecture Planning; general contracting by Martin Bros. Contracting, Inc; interior design by SP Interiors; photo...More
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Stone Sills
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Stone sills and Marvin windows. Home design by Kil Architecture Planning; general contracting by Martin Bros. Contracting, Inc; photo by Dave Hubler Photography. www.MartinBrosContracting.com
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Master Bathroom
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Master bath retreat features Kohler bath fixtures, Crema marble tile and groin vault ceiling. Home design by Kil Architecture Planning; general contracting by Martin Bros. Contracting, Inc; interior design by SP Interiors; photo by Dave Hubler Photography. www.MartinBrosContracting.com.
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Eat-In Kitchen
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Custom two-sided kitchen by Ayr Custom Cabinetry features Maple cabinetry with granite tops. To the left of the Wolf gas range is an appliance garage tucked behind the tile. Faux painted range hood and distressed hardwood flooring complete the look. Home design by Kil Architecture Planning; general contracting by Martin Bros. Contracting, Inc; interior design by SP Interiors; p...More
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Breakfast Nook
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Custom breakfast nook. Home design by Kil Architecture Planning; general contracting by Martin Bros. Contracting, Inc; interior design by SP Interiors; photo by Dave Hubler Photography. www.MartinBrosContracting.com
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Great Room
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Rumford wood burning fireplace with Limestone surround is the centerpiece of the great room. Distressed Heartwood Walnut hardwood flooring. Raised ceiling with crown. Custom Kitchen by Ayr features Maple cabinetry with granite tops. Home design by Kil Architecture Planning; general contracting by Martin Bros. Contracting, Inc; interior design by SP Interiors; photo by Dave Hub...More
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Great Room
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Rumford wood burning fireplace with cast stone surround is the centerpiece of the great room. Distressed Heartwood Walnut hardwood flooring. Raised ceiling with crown. Custom Kitchen by Ayr features Maple cabinetry with granite tops. Home design by Kil Architecture Planning; general contracting by Martin Bros. Contracting, Inc; interior design by SP Interiors; photo by Dave Hu...More
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Great Room Fireplace
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Rumford wood burning fireplace with cast stone surround is the centerpiece of the great room. Distressed Heartwood Walnut hardwood flooring. Raised ceiling with crown. Custom Kitchen by Ayr features Maple cabinetry with granite tops. Home design by Kil Architecture Planning; general contracting by Martin Bros. Contracting, Inc; interior design by SP Interiors; photo by Dave Hu...More
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Continuous Rail Staircase
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Custom Walnut staircase with satin black iron balusters features a continuous handrail. Home design by Kil Architecture Planning; general contracting by Martin Bros. Contracting, Inc; photo by Dave Hubler. For a video tour of this home http://www.martinbroscontracting.com/hsh.htm...
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The Gallery
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The Gallery was designed based on elements the owner brought home from a trip in France. It features a groin vault ceiling, stone sills and columns. We love how the pendant lights align perfectly with the diagonal pattern of the tile and vaults. Home design by Kil Architecture Planning; general contracting by Martin Bros. Contracting, Inc; interior design by SP Interiors; p...More
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Carriage House
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1,200 Sq. Ft. Carriage House Addition: Stone and stucco carriage house features in-floor heat, security system, GAF Camelot shingles, Buechel stone and completely finished interior with Dur-a-gard epoxy floors.
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Carriage House
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1,200 Sq. Ft. Carriage House Addition: Stone and stucco carriage house features in-floor heat, security system, GAF Camelot shingles, Buechel stone and completely finished interior with Dur-a-gard epoxy floors. Carriage house doors by Carriage House Door Company
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Carriage House
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1,200 Sq. Ft. Carriage House Addition: Stone and stucco carriage house features in-floor heat, security system, GAF - Roofing Camelot shingles, Buechel Stone and completely finished interior with Dur-a-gard epoxy floors. Carriage doors by Carriage House Door Company. Carriage House photography by Marie 'Martin' Kinney
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Carriage House
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1,200 Sq. Ft. Carriage House Addition: Stone and stucco carriage house features in-floor heat, security system, GAF - Roofing Camelot shingles, Buechel Stone and completely finished interior with Dur-a-gard epoxy floors. Carriage doors by Carriage House Door Company. Carriage House photography by Marie 'Martin' Kinney
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Carriage House
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1,200 Sq. Ft. Carriage House Addition: Stone and stucco carriage house features in-floor heat, security system, GAF - Roofing Camelot shingles, Buechel Stone and completely finished interior with Dur-a-gard epoxy floors. Carriage doors by Carriage House Door Company. Carriage House photography by Marie 'Martin' Kinney
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Carriage House
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1,200 Sq. Ft. Carriage House Addition: Stone and stucco carriage house features in-floor heat, security system, GAF - Roofing Camelot shingles, Buechel Stone and completely finished interior with Dur-a-gard epoxy floors. Carriage doors by Carriage House Door Company. Carriage House photography by Marie 'Martin' Kinney
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Carriage House
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1,200 Sq. Ft. Carriage House Addition: Stone and stucco carriage house features in-floor heat, security system, GAF - Roofing Camelot shingles, Buechel Stone and completely finished interior with Dur-a-gard epoxy floors. Custom carriage doors by Carriage House Door Company. Carriage House photography by Marie 'Martin' Kinney
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Carriage House
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Agave Ironworks Cuadrado Pull. Custom carriage doors by Carriage House Door Company, North Carolina.
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Carriage House
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Dur-a-gard epoxy floor with armor top in tile red.
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Carriage House
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1,200 Sq. Ft. Carriage House Addition: Carriage house door by Carriage House Door Company, North Carolina. Agave Ironworks Cuadrado Pull.
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Carriage House
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1,200 Sq. Ft. Carriage House Addition: Stone and stucco carriage house features in-floor heat, security system, GAF Camelot shingles, Buechel stone and completely finished interior with Dur-a-gard epoxy floors.
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Carriage House
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1,200 Sq. Ft. Carriage House Addition: Stone and stucco carriage house features in-floor heat, security system, GAF - Roofing Camelot shingles, Buechel Stone and completely finished interior with Dur-a-gard epoxy floors. Carriage doors by Carriage House Door Company. Carriage House photography by Marie 'Martin' Kinney
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Carriage House
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1,200 Sq. Ft. Carriage House Addition: Stone and stucco carriage house features in-floor heat, security system, GAF - Roofing Camelot shingles, Buechel Stone and completely finished interior with Dur-a-gard epoxy floors. Carriage doors by Carriage House Door Company. Marvin windows and ThermaTru Smooth Star doors. Carriage House photography by Marie 'Martin' Kinney
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Carriage House
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1,200 Sq. Ft. Carriage House Addition: Hot & cold water. Photography by Marie 'Martin' Kinney
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Carriage House
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Hot & cold water & utility room. Carriage House photography by Marie 'Martin' Kinney
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