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Should I stay or should I go......Oh you got to let me know!
Kieran J. Liebl, Royal Oaks Design, Inc. MN
February 28, 2013 in Design Dilemma
Working on a new design for publication, and wondering if I should keep the star on the front gable or replace with a window? It would be a false window. Thanks in advance, Kieran, Royal Oaks Design, Inc.
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michigammemom
I would suggest leaving the front gable unadorned.
February 28, 2013 at 7:02AM     
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handymam
I really think the star screams something you are not trying to say. The house, which is absolutely gorgeous, appears craftman, but the star says country. It detracts from the beauty.

I think that house design is just perfect otherwise. Would love to own that home!
February 28, 2013 at 7:10AM     
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wmpj
When I see a star like that, I think of Texas. I think you can only get away with it if you live in Texas. Since this is for publication, I'd suggest getting rid of the star.
February 28, 2013 at 7:13AM     
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violinist3713
I would get rid of the star and add the false window. I agree with wmpj:the star reminds me of texas
February 28, 2013 at 7:25AM     
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dbdecorate
I like the idea of putting in the window, like the one over the garage. It would balance out the gables and not make it look like some kind of product placement advertising, which I believe the star creates.
February 28, 2013 at 7:26AM     
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SPACIALISTS
It boils down to clients preference, so it works both ways depending on your clients needs. I would recommend removing it.
February 28, 2013 at 7:50AM   
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CMR Interiors & Design Consultations Inc.
Replace with a window
February 28, 2013 at 7:51AM     
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johnsoncab
Yup.......Texas. Use a false window for publication.
February 28, 2013 at 8:01AM   
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Michael Kilpatrick Design
Open it up as an opening - no window and then vault up the ceiling over the porch so that light will spill down into the porch and the front door and windows. Paint the vault a white that is lighter than your trim color.
February 28, 2013 at 8:01AM     
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lindylou2
False window to match the one over the garage to add symmetry. Beautiful house!
February 28, 2013 at 8:09AM   
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Judy M
Either way, just lose the star.
February 28, 2013 at 8:12AM     
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kathy
"if I stay there will be trouble, if I go it will be double"

The Clash had it right - if it stays it will be double (trouble)
February 28, 2013 at 8:16AM     
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Kieran J. Liebl, Royal Oaks Design, Inc. MN
Kathy, best comment yet!
February 28, 2013 at 8:18AM   
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Eileen A.
go!
February 28, 2013 at 8:23AM   
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246butterfield
False window and get rid of the star. Beautiful home
February 28, 2013 at 9:01AM   
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JWinteriors
Replace with false window.
February 28, 2013 at 9:06AM   
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JUL313 Gallery
I am from Texas --and yes it screams Texas. Have you thought about opening it up? I am not sure how to explain,,, but leave your original concept there and make it an open triangle, perhaps with some rafters in it for a design. I am a painter not an architect, so I am sure you are mildly confused at what I am trying to say.
February 28, 2013 at 10:55AM   
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Kieran J. Liebl, Royal Oaks Design, Inc. MN
I get what your saying. Thanks!
February 28, 2013 at 11:15AM     
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DIAspoton
star bad. window good. vaulted ceiling for more natural light in the house = best.
killer facade.
February 28, 2013 at 11:18AM   
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Stoneshop
Yes, get rid of the star. It is too taste specific.

BEAUTIFUL rendering, by the way!
February 28, 2013 at 11:22AM   
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Jeff Hibbard Design Services
Perhaps replace the star w/ an oval window. That allows you to keep the extended
gable end and brackets.which I like. Is the rendering done on softplan?
February 28, 2013 at 11:26AM   
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Jayme H.
"And so you've got to let me knnnooowww....., My answer is a wiinnddowww!"
February 28, 2013 at 11:33AM   
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eggfoosushi
The star as it currently looks has got to go.
The design is nice. I think the main aesthetic problem with the star emblem is that the colour is such a contrast to the rest of the house it makes it stand out in a bad way. Only the star, the chimmney and the front window baskets are coloured in a contrasting burgundy brickish red against the rather bland yellowy green tones of the rest of the property. It may be worth altering some aspects of the colour scheme slightly
February 28, 2013 at 12:00PM     
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tkclifford
Bye-Bye star!!
February 28, 2013 at 12:05PM   
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The Color People
Unless you live in Texas, lose the star. In Texas its cool.
February 28, 2013 at 7:34PM   
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soto01
Hi Kieran! What a beautiful home! You are so very talented! I agree with most -- lose the star! I also like what Michael Kilpatrick said about opening it up so the light can spill down on the porch. In my humble opinion, you can never go wrong with more light.
February 12, 2014 at 4:50PM   
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smarterthandog
Maybe you could just paint it the same color as the siding, so it blends in.
February 12, 2014 at 5:10PM   
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Marilyn Wilkie
No star...window yes. I like this!!
February 12, 2014 at 5:21PM   
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