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A Family Retreats to Their Ipe-Clad Backyard for an Easy Getaway

An angled deck transforms a backyard in Menlo Park, California, into a welcoming gathering spot.
June 24, 2016
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The Trellis That Keeps It Cool

A dramatic trellis adds bravado and a passive cooling element to a recently renovated mid-century ranch house.
June 8, 2016
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An Indoor-Outdoor Renovation for a 1950s Ranch House in the Bay Area

This addition and renovation of a midcentury California ranch home is tied together with warm ipe wood.
December 10, 2015
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7 Ways to Use Ipe Wood

Durable and dense—so dense it doesn't float—ipe is an excellent material for outdoor settings. But how to use it? Patio decking is the most common application but just one of many. While ipe's oils and tannins make it difficult to paint, a well-maintained ipe construction can last 25 years for more. If properly dried, the wood can be used within interiors as well. Lastly, while ipe is a tropical hardwood, it's now typically farmed instead of being harvested from the wild. If you're buying ipe, make sure it's been properly certified by the Forest Stewardship Council or other watchdog organizations. Here are seven ways to use ipe that aren't plain old decking!
September 14, 2015
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A Renovation Reconnects a House to its Louisiana Landscape

A modern makeover puts a Baton Rouge home in touch with its picturesque surroundings.
March 1, 2015
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A Modern Home for a Design-Savvy Family in Florida

A design-build firm with a flair for modernism creates a stylish indoor-outdoor living space in Winter Park.
October 31, 2014
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10 Impressive Backyard Renovations

A renovation shouldn’t be confined to the interior of a house. Landscape design is just as important to the modernization of a home.
July 17, 2014
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Indoor-Outdoor Bungalow in Redondo Beach

A gut renovation and a landscaping makeover help a couple reconnect with the outdoors.
July 15, 2014
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