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Does this combo work?
pmorganii
November 27, 2012 in Design Dilemma
Limestone Mediterranean style home with brick accents and stucco
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victorianbungalowranch
Sure, seen it before, but need to coordinate the colors.
November 27, 2012 at 3:11PM     
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janishill
Absolutely.
November 27, 2012 at 3:14PM   
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pmorganii
Should the brick come all the way down the window sides?

Stucco color is a light grey brown
November 27, 2012 at 3:19PM   
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decoenthusiaste
It may look like eyebrows if you don't bring it all the way down.
November 27, 2012 at 3:21PM     
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pmorganii
Stucco color is oyster shell by Pittsburgh Paint
November 27, 2012 at 8:13PM   
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pollyannagal
I would not bring the brick further down the sides as it would be too heavy for the size of the windows. It is good as it is. I'm assuming that the stucco will be on the inner portion of the arch?
November 28, 2012 at 1:26AM   
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pmorganii
Would it look better all limestone? Worried the brick look is too much.
November 28, 2012 at 6:20AM   
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American Marine Systems
In Italy, stone and brick was used together. Brick was used where closer tolerances were needed, like a window, a door frame. even though your home looks more formal, check out a book called Italian Rustic by E. Minchilli, there is a section on windows, but throughout the book, you'll see how brick was used.
November 28, 2012 at 7:17AM   
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Buechel Stone Corp
Here's some photos with stone and brick combinations you can check out. Very common to get them mixed together.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/buechelstone/sets/72157626640764781/
November 28, 2012 at 7:23AM   
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sgmercer
I liked the contrast very much. If it is looking unbalanced consider extending the width of the brick sill to balance the upper detail.
November 28, 2012 at 2:11PM     
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pmorganii
Ok...so my gut was telling me no on this...so I'm pulling it off, and doing a decorative arch in limestone. Finishing with dark stained shutters. I'll load a finish pic when done. THANKS FOR ALL THE FEEDBACK!!
November 28, 2012 at 3:21PM   
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pollyannagal
Go with your gut - it's your house and you've got to love it! Would be good to see the finished job.
November 28, 2012 at 11:06PM   
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victorianbungalowranch
I think it looks unbalanced because the brickwork extends too far down and the hood bracket should be stucco or limestone. Also the brick may be a bit wide for the window and the sill not heavy and wide enough. The workmanship looks very good though. If you look at old buildings you can see how they did it.

Of course going with limestone is classic.
November 29, 2012 at 12:09AM   
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Joan Bartos
I like it! It's very pretty!
November 29, 2012 at 1:22AM   
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pmorganii
Quick update...ripped brick off and went with all limestone. Will finish with dark stained cedar shutters. Thoughts??
December 14, 2012 at 2:15PM     
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decoenthusiaste
Better. Are the shutters going to function? That would look great!
December 14, 2012 at 2:25PM   
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pmorganii
Thanks...yes...definitely functioning shutters...looks so much better
December 14, 2012 at 2:29PM   
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houssaon
Looks good. Some attractive shutters here on Houzz PHOTOS for arched windows. Take a look.
December 14, 2012 at 2:33PM   
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pollyannagal
Looking good. It's a shame to have to undo work but you have made the right call.
December 15, 2012 at 1:51AM   
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Margaret Phillips
Much better!
December 16, 2012 at 9:57AM   
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