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|| Left: John Lombardi of Lombardi Construction Management transformed a 1960s California-style
ranch into this English Cottage-style home. "The house
with its woodwork, natural stonework, and copper is also influenced
by American country homes of the Gilded Age," says the
builder. Its numerious windows, including the large window seat
into the stone gable, provided views of a nearby reservoir.
The dormer windows are all topped by curved copper to add a
cottage-like detail and to complement the traditional copper
and wood cupola. The cedar garage doors are stained to look
like mahogany. An archway built to frame the doors provides
a graceful note at the front of the home. Another graceful and
elegant note, Lombardi says, is the flared skirting at the base
of the siding. The curved roofline balances the skirting.
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