Longview Mansion Idea Home 2005
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Longview Manor's traditional style, layout, sheer size and solidity suggest timelessness. It looks like a home that might be handed down from generation to generation within a family. Certainly its no-maintenance exterior detailing and the use of durable products suggest it will be around for a long time. A brick first level and brick-columned, front-porch overhang are tributes to authentic traditional building styles. Along with its natural wood character, this fiber-cement siding resists rotting, cracking and damage from the many faces of Midwest weather, including hail and even flying debris.On a home with such large facades-front, sides and back-detailing can help take a home from plain box to classic structure. Hefty brackets under the eaves, railings on balconies, and an attic dormer break up the home's boxy form. White trimwork and black shutters provide a finishing touch. An 8-foot Jeld-Wen fiberglass front door with an authentic wood look creates a dramatic entry.
Read about our other 2005 Idea Home, Hyde Park