2321 Exterior House Building Type Design Photos And Ideas - Page 15

From the road, it could be easy to mistake this modern hideaway for a typical farm shed. At sundown, light gleams off the metal exterior, glowing amid lengthening shadows.
The front deck, invisible from the road, is an extension of the wood paneling in the main living space.
Located in Asheville, NC, Deltec Homes offers Net-Zero options with solar panels.
The Massachusetts-based Noble Homes offers modern kit homes with customized floor plans. They also have design-build (where they serve as architect and builder) services for local customers and have passive solar house kits. They also maintain a demonstration house in Colrain, MA that is available for rental.
Based in Woolwich, Maine, Raoul and Vicki Hennin founded Montsweag Brook Corporation on the coast of Maine in 1998--they design, build, and deliver unique customized bungalows throughout New England and the Mid-Atlantic states. Having built authentic timber frame homes for over 30 years, Raoul brings classic timber framing skills to small house design and construction. With a physics degree from Harvard College, he custom designs and engineers each structure for optimal use of materials and space.
Architect Bruno Despierre built a deck for outdoor activities from pine wood.
The cantilevered sleeping loft posed a structural challenge. "The structure is simple, however we explored a number of options for supporting the cantilevered loft," Eerkes says. "But after comparing costs for large trusses versus a big glulam beam—including labor costs for construction of each—the simplicity of a two-foot glulam beam won out. The steel rod cross bracing provided lateral stability in the longitudinal direction."
Former Brooklynites, Darren and Cathryn purchased the property in 2013. The passive solar home sits on a sloping site to optimize sunlight.
“In a regular house you can't hear the birds or feel the fresh air,” says Meffan, contrasting it with his greenhouse-within-a-house.
Architect and builder Ken Meffan lives in Rough and Ready, California, a tiny town in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains. “Rough and ready” also describes his take on domestic bliss: Meffan, 56, is known for his rugged, modern houses in the High Sierra. But when it came to creating his own homestead, he, his wife, Sue, and their four kids roughed it for over a decade (two years in a tent and nine in a workshop) while he built his family’s home by hand.
Referencing the motif in the kitchen, wood slats also appear on the rear facade of the home; the variegated cedar planks both modulate light and provide a bit of privacy (above).The garden floor, which accommodates an additional living area and office, also offers access to the backyard.
Supported by steel columns, it shades a portion of the courtyard, outfitted with Vintage lounge chairs by Tribù.
Architect Erick Mikiten helped Melanie and David Maher build a house in Livermore, California.
Ground floor patio
The house was designed as a long, linear structure to accommodate the residents’ request that visitors always feel connected to the site as a whole.
A landscape of native grasses designed by GSLA Studio complements the raw textures of the concrete-and-ipe front facade.
The house that Fleetwood Fernandez Architects designed for contractor Mehran Taslimi and his wife, Laila, embraces its surroundings. “They wanted doors that they could just throw open,” designer Hunter Fleetwood says of the retractable wall system from Vitrocsa.
Wynants grew up sailing, and he created the piece to suggest “a moment of togetherness...the way one might gather at the back of the boat, to talk and drink.” A side view of the house captures a glimpse of what he calls “the monolith.”
“If you want to respect the old, the contrast should be brutal. I want to be very clear what is old and what is new.” —Dirk Wynants
The previous residents sheathed the exterior in cedar, which the Citrons loved and decided to keep.
He added floor-to-ceiling windows by Andersen, which allow low winter sunlight to warm the interior in colder months.
Located in Germany’s Upper Bavarian Inn Valley this holiday home by architects Christine Arnhard and Markus Eck is only 3.3 foot wide. Half-offset, interconnected stacked rooms are spread over the interior volume, and doors to the property’s two floating terraces can be opened to connect the interiors with the outdoors.
The owner of this modern, two-bedroom holiday home in Germany’s Black Forest is a carpenter and joiner, so it’s no surprize that wood is the star the design. Most of the wood for the core structure and interior finishings of the house were sourced from the nearby beech and pine forest.
A verdant tundra that the architect dubbed the “courtyard” separates Bullitt’s house from his 900-square-foot studio. The space, which is planted with Bog Myrtle, bearberry, and other native plants, “reinforces...the dominance of the landscape over the building,” the architect says. “The end result was an exceedingly naturalized setting.”
The exterior is clad in eastern hemlock. “It’s local, it’s native, and it’s actually got a good bit of resistance,” Winkelman says of the material, “and we could mill it to a unique dimension."
Behind an unassuming 19th-century facade in Singapore's Joo Chiat neighborhood, Ching Ian and Yang Yeo's renovation of a typical shophouse venerates tradition while looking squarely to the future. Photo by Richard Powers
The Tinbeerwah house and studio keep a low profile among the site’s eucalyptus trees.
The streamlined shape of the home kept slab, framing, and roofing costs down, Pavonetti explains. A barn red shade on the front door adds a touch of farmhouse whimsy to the modern structure.
The exterior features vertical, untreated cedar panels. “We tried to use materials that are beautiful in their natural state without excessive treatment or finishing,” Pavonetti says.
Caterpillar House
Caterpillar House
With post-and-beam construction, a thin roof profile, and an open floor plan that facilitates an interplay between the interior and exterior, the Dwell Prefab Palm Springs by Turkel Design bears all the signatures of the architecture firm. The show home is its first in California, which allowed Turkel and his team to put extra emphasis on indoor/outdoor living.
In the photos that follow, we take a look at the product offerings inspired by the house, which Yeon designed when he was only 27 years old.
Says Kundig, “The clients are great parents and are always undertaking adventures as a mindful, deliberate way of developing memories as a family.”
The wood-frame residence and studio are clad in vertical cedar siding—back then, a daring competitor to clapboard—instead of concrete to save costs. The effect is equally seamless, however: “If you drive by it fast enough,” Charles Gwathmey once said, “you still might mistake it for a concrete house.” Photo by Norman McGrath.
The Gregory Residence is a masterclass example in design. Furnished by renowned New Hope woodworker George Nakashima, this private and rustic home offers ingenious versatility over its 1,644 square feet of space on a 10-acre lot.
New interior finishes, furniture, and a guesthouse were part of the restoration/renovation of John Lautner's Chemosphere, a 1960s house that makes frequent cameos in film and television.

Zoom out for a look at the modern exterior. From your dream house, to cozy cabins, to loft-like apartments, to repurposed shipping containers, these stellar projects promise something for everyone. Explore a variety of building types with metal roofs, wood siding, gables, and everything in between.

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