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Old 05-01-2019, 07:56 AM   #1
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Exterior Finishes - New Build

Hi guys,
My architect is in the design stages of a new build I'm working on, I'm going off an existing bungalow and adding a second floor while keeping the same footprint.

I am almost copying this house below exactly, but I'd like to dumb down the finishes to keep costs down, I am reselling this house immediately upon completion. I really need help with material selection.

I was thinking for the woodgrain and grey areas, doing an aluminum siding and replacing the horizontal columns done in brick with stucco. Id also finish the overhang on the front porch with stucco.

Does anyone have any other suggestions as to finishes on this place? Is there any alternatives to aluminum siding that doesn't look cheap?
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Old 05-01-2019, 10:40 AM   #2
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Board and Batten hardie with stone is fairly popular here. Done well it looks good

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I wouldn’t do b&b on that house. I think you’re on the right track. I’d go with lp smartside over aluminum
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What is a "horizontal column"?
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What is a "horizontal column"?
Thought the same thing, but I think he meant the brick pattern on horizontals and columns (especially the prominent...ugly... one in the center).
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Sorry guys,
Posted and vanished, I meant vertical columns. I'm going to post the actual drawings today.


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