The client’s request was quite common - a typical 2800 sf builder home with 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, living space, and den. However, their desire was for this to be “anything but common.” The result is an innovative update on the production home for the modern era, and serves as a direct counterpoint to the neighborhood and its more conventional suburban housing stock, which focus views to the backyard and seeks to nullify the unique qualities and challenges of topography and the natural environment. The Terraced House cautiously steps down the site’s steep topography, resulting in a more nuanced approach to site development than cutting and filling that is so common in the builder homes of the area. The compact house opens up in very focused views that capture the natural wooded setting, while masking the sounds and views of the directly adjacent roadway. The main living spaces face this major roadway, effectively flipping the typical orientation of a suburban home, and the main entrance pulls visitors up to the second floor and halfway through the site, providing a sense of procession and privacy absent in the typical suburban home. Clad in a custom rain screen that reflects the wood of the surrounding landscape - while providing a glimpse into the interior tones that are used. The stepping “wood boxes” rest on a series of concrete walls that organize the site, retain the earth, and - in conjunction with the wood veneer panels - provide a subtle organic texture to the composition. The interior spaces wrap around an interior knuckle that houses public zones and vertical circulation - allowing more private spaces to exist at the edges of the building. The windows get larger and more frequent as they ascend the building, culminating in the upstairs bedrooms that occupy the site like a tree house - giving views in all directions. The Terraced House imports urban qualities to the suburban neighborhood and seeks to elevate the typical approach to production home construction, while being more in tune with modern family living patterns. Overview: Elm Grove Size: 2,800 sf, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms Completion Date: September 2014 Services: Architecture, Landscape Architecture Interior Consultants: Amy Carman Design
Moss Yaw Design studio
maintaining the contemporary black and white aesthetic, linear horizontal black fencing encloses the rear yard and connects the home to the detached garage
Photo by Ed Gohlich
Glo European Windows & Doors
A uniform and cohesive look adds simplicity to the overall aesthetic, supporting the minimalist design. The A5s is Glo’s slimmest profile, allowing for more glass, less frame, and wider sightlines. The concealed hinge creates a clean interior look while also providing a more energy-efficient air-tight window. The increased performance is also seen in the triple pane glazing used in both series. The windows and doors alike provide a larger continuous thermal break, multiple air seals, high-performance spacers, Low-E glass, and argon filled glazing, with U-values as low as 0.20. Energy efficiency and effortless minimalism create a breathtaking Scandinavian-style remodel.
Timbercraft Tiny Homes
他の地域にある高級な小さなトラディショナルスタイルのおしゃれな家の外観 (緑の外壁) の写真
Smith & Vansant Architects PC
This exterior image shows how the original three-window shed dormer was extended to allow access to the upstairs addition. The carved out porch provides a beautiful connection to the newly renovated landscape. Renovation/Addition. Rob Karosis Photography
Peter Eskuche, AIA
Residential Design: Peter Eskuche, AIA, Eskuche Design
Koch Architects, Inc.
Home office studio in mid-Century Modern Renovation & Addition.
Dotter & Solfjeld Architecture + Design
サンフランシスコにある小さなラスティックスタイルのおしゃれな家の外観 (緑の外壁) の写真
Highland Homes, Inc.
New Orleans Inspired Front Porch and Private Courtyard for great outdoor living.
The Landing Company
Ontario Farm House style with gothic window accent, beautiful gardens, spacious lawn and wrap around porch
トロントにあるお手頃価格の小さなヴィクトリアン調のおしゃれな家の外観 (黄色い外壁) の写真
トロントにあるお手頃価格の小さなヴィクトリアン調のおしゃれな家の外観 (黄色い外壁) の写真
Western Pacific Construction
Wendy Hay Photography
Reclaimed windows and doors were used in this conversion of a flat-roofed garage to a poetry writing studio with a sleeping loft. Photo by Rob Harrison.
The Rauland Agency, Inc.
Twin Pines Enchanted Cottage Adorned With Perennial Gardens, Flagstone Walkway, Corbels & Stained Glass Window
Bohlin Cywinski Jackson
Images by Nic LeHoux Designed as a home and studio for a photographer and his young family, Lightbox is located on a peninsula that extends south from British Columbia across the border to Point Roberts. The densely forested site lies beside a 180-acre park that overlooks the Strait of Georgia, the San Juan Islands and the Puget Sound. Having experienced the world from under a black focusing cloth and large format camera lens, the photographer has a special fondness for simplicity and an appreciation of unique, genuine and well-crafted details. The home was made decidedly modest, in size and means, with a building skin utilizing simple materials in a straightforward yet innovative configuration. The result is a structure crafted from affordable and common materials such as exposed wood two-bys that form the structural frame and directly support a prefabricated aluminum window system of standard glazing units uniformly sized to reduce the complexity and overall cost. Accessed from the west on a sloped boardwalk that bisects its two contrasting forms, the house sits lightly on the land above the forest floor. A south facing two-story glassy cage for living captures the sun and view as it celebrates the interplay of light and shadow in the forest. To the north, stairs are contained in a thin wooden box stained black with a traditional Finnish pine tar coating. Narrow apertures in the otherwise solid dark wooden wall sharply focus the vibrant cropped views of the old growth fir trees at the edge of the deep forest. Lightbox is an uncomplicated yet powerful gesture that enables one to view the subtlety and beauty of the site while providing comfort and pleasure in the constantly changing light of the forest.
Yankee Barn Homes
Moose Ridge Lodge at holiday time.