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  • Writer's pictureAmy Little


Updated: Aug 26, 2020

If you tuned in for my last post I introduced to you our new project, Millbrook. You can catch up here if you missed it. Today we are looking at the exterior. I have come up with some options for siding and door color to go with an already established door style, trim color and shaker detail for the gables.

Being that the windows are almond it was a given that the trim should should be of similar tone to coordinate and help to tie them in. I used the Sherwin Williams color match tool against the image from the window mfg to get close to the color and then viewed some of the color samples in person. I decided Rice Grain was the right match as I was looking for something that didn't have too much yellow in it.

The exterior siding is board and batten and I thought a craftsman style door would mimic those shapes vertical linear shapes well. I opted out of the dentil style shelf that you sometimes see in this door in order to keep it from become too expected. For the window pane I suggested a 6 lite vs a 3 to bring in s horizontal break to all the vertical elements.

Another nice break to this will be the gable details, which will be accented in a shake detail. The exterior elevation were drawn with stone detailing but the builder and I decided it was an upgrade that we didn't see the value in for the area. Especially where we could achieve a unique detail that was much more price conscious, like the cedar shakes. I mocked up the plans on the elevation to reflect the look we are going for.

Here is the final exterior design scheme. We opted to switch out the natural shake for a weathered shake. Siding and trim are started and we can't wait to see the rest of it come to life.

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