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House-Design-Coffee.com is a site for people who like architecture, especially as it effects the homes we live in. We look at historical styles, architectural terms, fun facts and helpful information.

Oct 22, 2016

How I chose my exterior house colors and went from plain to POW!

Choosing exterior house colors is tricky because its a big expense. Here is how I got it right.

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Oct 17, 2016

Jeph Designer-Builder at a2ug designers & builders

Thank you so much for sharing your knowledge for free. As a self taught designer (i hold a Bsc in quantity surveying), it's invaluable. I have a particular

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Oct 17, 2016

the inside of a traditional Mexican home in Ciudad del Carmen, Campeche.

This is a home we have rented in our city to hold church services for the Saints in Carmen, Campeche. Since you haven't seen many inside of the homes,

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Jun 04, 2016

Balcony Ideas

I've never had any great desire to dwell in a city apartment, but I have loved the idea of city balconies and rooftop gardens. Enjoy this article that has given me some pleasure.

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May 24, 2016

House Siding: The Challenge and The Option

With all the house siding options available, why do so many houses look alike? I encourage you to choose wisely. Whether building or residing, you will be living with your choice for the next genera

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May 24, 2016

What is an Airplane Bungalow?

An Airplane Bungalow is a type of bungalow with a pop-up second floor. Click here for pics of this style

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May 23, 2016

Pattern Language and the New Urbanists

A Pattern language in architecture is a collection of design solutions that together create a grammar for communicating how to overcome common problems in architecture.

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May 22, 2016

two questions about Virginia Federal house layout

I once lived in a 1832 house in Culpeper Virginia.. the main entrance was up a few steps to a door into the foyer on the second of three floors..the hall

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May 07, 2016

Color Theory

Color theory describes how we see colors, and how those colors relate to each other

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Mar 20, 2016

Architectural Model Builder Joseph Zoettl

Architectural model builder Joseph Zoettl was a Benedictine monk at the St Bernard Abbey in Cullman, AL. He turned a hobby into an amazing display of architectural miniatures.

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Mar 05, 2016

Kellogg Farmhouse

We live in a classic Greek Revival gable front/temple house built between 1832-1856. It was built by Oliver Kellogg during this time. The house is located

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Feb 03, 2016

Heritage Village and Open Air Museums

Heritage Village, Open Air Museums, whatever you want to call them, are great places to learn about the history of our houses. What we live in today descended from ancient vernacular forms of housing

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Jan 06, 2016

Frank Lloyd Wright Usonian Houses - A look at the Rosenbaum House

Frank Lloyd Wright Usonian Houses were the architect's way of bringing his design ideas to the mass market

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Jan 04, 2016

Honest Architectural Design

It is my considered opinion that here in metro Atlanta, Georgia, much of the contemporary commercial exterior design should have been never built. Currently

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Nov 28, 2015

House Color - Exterior Pictures

Picking a house color? Exterior pictures like these might stir some ideas.

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Nov 01, 2015

Henry Hobson Richardson Designs Some Houses

In which Henry Hobson Richardson designs houses for the fabulously wealth and we get to admire them

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Nov 01, 2015

Richardsonian Romanesque and Henry Hobson Richardson

Richardsonian Romanesque was Henry Hobson Richardson's adaptation of Romanesque and Medieval motifs and constructions to the modern building practices of his day.

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Sep 14, 2015

Home Buyer

I'm shopping for a home and painted brick is one of two deal breakers for me. The other is being on a dirt road.

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Sep 14, 2015

Mystery Window

I'm looking for information about this window. It came into my possession around 2000. I purchased it from a designer friend in Indianapolis. He accepted

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Jul 03, 2015

J Franklin

I have a two story house with a wretched hardboard siding and brick combination. The hardboard covers both floors in back and the upper floor on each

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