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Home Matt and Brent Tour a French Style Home [And a Giant Vault]

We're back at the French Style Home in Fort Worth, TX with Matt Risinger and Brent Hull. Matt is excited to explore details like the exterior rafter tails, cut stone face, wood choices, fireplace, high ceilings, and enormous vault. 

Details Worth Noting 

- Why use stucco on block? Brent and his team used to put the stucco on metal right on the Zipboard, but found that it cracked a lot and wasn't long-lasting. Then an architect in Dallas showed him that the stucco on block allowed for an air gap and allowed for better movement and performance.

- On the exterior doors, Brent uses Sapele because it lasts forever. Sapele is sometimes called an African Mohagony and its endless benefits make it a great option for the home. For example, it holds paint well and dent. They have pre-primed the wood before installation and then zip tape is wrapped around to help with moisture control. 

- The vault: After the foundation, this was the next task at hand. It's basically a 14-ft. x 18 ft.  concrete room that will encompass hidden paneling so you'll never see the door. And the best part: it didn't break the bank to build. With about $10,000 for a giant vault door and the concrete, it only cost about $20,000 to build. You'll have to see for yourself  (fast forward to 15:14 in the video to check it out). 

 

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