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House Style of the Month...French Country

House Style of the Month...French CountryThe Design Team (St. Cloud, MN) offers St. Cloud and all other areas stunning home plans in a wide variety of styles. If you're looking for a classic design that never goes out of style, you may want to consider our design of the month, French Country.

History

This style varied widely, but was originally based on farm houses that were found in the French countryside. Initially popular in the U.S. in the 1900s, this style has seen an increase in popularity again lately.

    Characteristics
  • casement windows
  • small panes
  • hip roof with some gable
  • 8/12 to 12/12 roof slope
  • most of the time brick or stucco
  • about a 1" roof overhang
  • 1 ½ or 2 stories
  • curved top windows (sometimes called eyebrow windows)
  • small garage doors
  • hip dormers
  • some stone used
  • French door – arch top with oval window or plank with round top
  • occasionally quoins were used
  • dental blocks sometimes
  • chimney pots

Call the Design Team today to discuss whether the French Country design may be the perfect one for you. Remember, the Design Team designers are right on staff to custom-tailor any design to better suit your needs. We look forward to meeting with you!

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House Style of the Month...Classic Colonial

Classic-ColonialThe Design Team (St. Cloud, MN) offers St. Cloud and all other areas stunning home plans in a wide variety of styles. If you're looking for a classic design that never goes out of style, you may be interested in our design of the month, the Classic Colonial.

History

The Classic Colonial is based on classic Greek architecture. The style was introduced by Thomas Jefferson, who used it to begin building Monticello in 1772, which was completed in 1803. It is widely believed that there is very little difference between classic colonial, southern colonial, and Greek revival styles.

    Characteristics
  • columns
  • Doric, Ionic, or Corinthian capitals
  • porticos (porch)
  • variety of roof shapes on the same house
  • 2 to 3 stories
  • double-hung windows
  • small panes
  • some round or round-top windows
  • fan windows
  • 6-panel door
  • brick or stucco

Call the Design Team today to discuss whether the Classic Colonial may be the perfect design for you! Remember, The Design Team designers are right on staff to custom-tailor any design to better suit your needs. We look forward to meeting you!

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Style of the Month...The Pennsylvania Dutch

Pennsylvania-DutchThe Design Team offers St. Cloud and all other areas stunning home plans in a variety of styles. If you are looking for a traditional design that never goes out of style, you may want to consider our design of the month, the Pennsylvania Dutch.

History
This design was first built by Germans who settled in Pennsylvania in the 1720s. The word Dutch comes from the mispronunciation of the word "Deutsch."

    Characteristics
  • stone
  • double-hung windows
  • small panes of glass
  • 6-panel door
  • 2 to 2 1/2 stories
  • shutters
  • not always balanced
  • more than one chimney
  • wood shingles
  • 8/12 to 12/12 roof slope
  • 9" to 12" overhang
  • little overhang on gable ends

Call the Design Team (St. Cloud, MN) today to discuss whether the Pennsylvania Dutch may be the perfect design for you! Remember the Design Team designers are right on staff to custom-tailor any design to better suit your needs. We look forward to meeting you!

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We Serve To Conserve

The Design Team (St. Cloud, MN) doesn’t just want to design your ideal home or remodel...we are here to help you maximize your energy efficiency every step of the way. Winterizing your home is not only prudent for the environment, it is essential for your budget! Whether you need to change furnace filters, replace aging HVAC equipment, or seal areas heat may be escaping, the Design Team is here to ensure your new or existing home is up to spec, meeting standards, and maximizing your energy efficiency this winter. The Design Team partners closely with Energy Star to get your home to its full efficiency potential. Please refer to https://www.energystar.gov/ for more information on energy saving tips and techniques, as well as tax credits and rebates for getting your home up to code. Call the Design Team today and let us guide you through your most efficient winter yet!

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House Style of the Month - The Queen Ann Victorian

July’s house style of the month is The Queen Ann Victorian style.

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Coming from the 1800’s this style is the result of advanced technology of the when ornate moldings and many other parts could be mass-produced cheaply. Richard Shaw designed the very first Queen Ann Victorian style house in England, however the first ones to be built were found in California where the trend then spread to the rest of the United States. These houses are 2 – 3 stories tall, typically with 6” lap siding and 6/12 – 12/12 roof slope. Some key features of these homes include bay, picture, stained glass and tall double hung windows, turrets, decorative chimney tops, many porches including porte-cochere and carpenter’s lace.

If the Queen Ann Victorian style home is your dream home, contact The Design Team (St Cloud MN) for information on how you can make your next home Victorian style while still fitting the needs of you and your family. Call (320) 252-1517 for information on St Cloud MN Victorian custom homes. 

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888-275-7732

FAX:
320-252-1518

EMAIL:
info@thedesignteam.biz

ADDRESS:
127 6th Ave N
St. Cloud, MN 56303

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