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Home Style of the Month - Prairie Style

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The Design Team is excited to talk about the Prairie Home Style this month.

Frank Lloyd Wright started this style. He dominated the architectural scene for the first half of the 20th century. His total impact is yet to be fully measured. Unlike many contemporary architects, he was very interested in the home design and how to improve the organization of space.

    Prairie Home Style Characteristics:
  • Emphasis on horizontal lines
  • Wide overhangs
  • 1 or 2 stories and some 3
  • 4/12 slope
  • Hip or gable roof
  • Brick or stucco (sometimes both)
  • Casement window
  • Some leaded glass windows
  • Many casement windows together
  • Clean lines
  • Build from 1895 to 1940
  • Did not use a 6 panel door
  • No small grids
  • Some stone

If you are interested in hearing more about the Prairie style home, call The Design Team at 888-275-7732 for your free consultation. We are excited to meet with you and to see if a Prairie Style home meets your needs and your lifestyle. To find out more about The Design Team’s process, visit.

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North Dakota Building - Creating a Community Feel

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Changes Coming to the Minnesota International Residential Code in 2015

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The Design Team (St. Cloud, MN) would like to make to make Minnesota residents aware of upcoming changes to the Minnesota energy codes and International Residential Code (IRC). The IRC will be adopted around January 24th, while the energy code is expected to be finalized in February 2015. Changes include the required installation of automatic residential fire sprinkler systems in all townhouses, two family dwellings and in single family homes 4,500 square feet or larger. The single family home floor area encompasses all floors and basements, garages excluded. Furthermore, all wireless smoke alarms must be interconnected.

These changes, along with others that redefine the definition of a "crawl space" and modify window fall protection standards, will impact contractors and homeowners working within the constraints of a budget.

The Design Team is committed to keeping our customers and contractors aware of these ongoing developments and modifying home designs to comply with these regulations if necessary. Check back with this blog frequently to stay up to date with the latest building code amendments. Questions? Please call (320) 252-1517 for the most current information.

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Work with The Design Team St Cloud - We’re Hiring!

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The Design Team (St Cloud, MN) is hiring a full-time position for our Saint Cloud office. We are looking to hire an Architectural/Residential Design and Drafting person in St. Cloud, MN. Do you have a full understanding of residential construction and architectural design? Do you love creating home plans that stand the test of time, are unique, and individually created to meet the needs of homeowners? Then we want to hear from you!

Founded in 1997 The Design Team creates custom residential designs and construction documents for new and remodeled homes. Looking for candidates with a minimum two to three years of experience in: residential design, client meetings, Revit and AutoCad software, Sketchup & color rendering is a plus. Benefits include health, dental and life insurance along with 401k. Some travel is required. Please submit resumes to 2455 12th Street SE, St. Cloud, MN 56304 or to info@thedesignteam.biz.

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Contact Information

PHONE:
320-252-1517

TOLL FREE within Minnesota:
888-275-7732

FAX:
320-252-1518

EMAIL:
info@thedesignteam.biz

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

Appointments are appreciated.

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