Exterior, House Building Type, and Wood Siding Material To reinforce a streamlined aesthetic, materials move from the inside out and from room to room. A Caesarstone countertop in the kitchen extends through a window to the backyard. The basalt path in the house continues outside and up the outdoor stairs.  Photo 8 of 13 in A Meticulous Renovation Turns a Run-Down House Into a Storage-Smart Gem