2698 Exterior House Design Photos And Ideas

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Colorbond gutters, downpipes, flashings, and cappings have been installed.
The view from the outdoor patio looking up and inside the curved battened screen.
The curved battened screen provides privacy for the master suite and gives the extension sculptural appeal.
The modules were installed in just one day.
"To accommodate for the sloping site, the extension is terraced down the block with a slight change in levels between the original house, the entrance way, and the new modular living area," adds the firm.
The lower level of the Ivanhoe extension is wrapped in black-stained timber, while the upper portion features blackbutt vertical cladding.
South side of house, with 6-ft roof overhangs and large sliding glass panels
Taking cue from the original form of the chapel, NIKJOO's transformation brings new life and purpose to the building, while still respecting its remarkable past.
The tapered limestone chimney draws inspiration from an existing shed built of dry-stacked local stone.
"The porch’s distinctive 30-foot peak is discernible from a great distance, and its rhythmic, horizontal cypress slats are a contemporary interpretation of traditional vented gables," add the architects.
A waste-management plan has been developed to minimize, mitigate, and/or completely eliminate construction waste, while also properly disposing unused materials.
The historic site consists of an old farmhouse, stable, and shed, along with bunkers and artillery foundations from the both World War I and World War II. The stable has been converted into a modern 5,683-square-foot bed and breakfast establishment called The Bunkers.
Incisions made in the façade amplify the contrast between the red and yellow brickwork.
Stone walls, made with rock excavated on site, frame the ascent with cement steps.
Streamlined sections of metal-framed windows with triple glazing stylishly connect the brick and wooden volumes.
The existing driveway was rerouted to a lower elevation, and the garage tucked underground so as not to detract from the surrounding views.
A cantilevered roof mitigates solar heat gain.
The home was built atop a cleared knoll.
For the farmhouse residence, the team has removed all the elements that did not have any significant heritage value. "Valuable historical constructions are thus brought into equilibrium with the scarcely added volumes," says Damiaan Vanhoutte, a co-founder of the firm.
The original farmhouse structure has been revamped into a 5,038-square-foot house for the owners of the B&B.
Casa Effegi is located at the border of the Tuscan village of Trequanda, tucked between the town center and the surrounding hilly, rural landscape.
Surrounded by bucolic countryside scenery, the villa is only 25 minutes from Marrakech.
Intrigued by the “smart, simple things” being done with modular housing, Will Arnett tapped architect Suchi Reddy and prefab company LivingHomes to design a house that merges the best of on-site and factory construction. The “Arrested Development” and “LEGO Movie” actor’s new home, completed in 2017, faces down a verdant canyon in Beverly Hills.
Prefab house in Muskö, Sweden
All three flat-roofed buildings are clad in weathering steel expanded metal rainscreens, while floor-to-ceiling operable glass walls bring the outdoors in.
The gabled addition is topped with a standing seam metal roof and is clad in vertical corrugated metal siding.
The home presents a narrow facade to the street.
After searching for an idyllic site for their retreat, the couple finally came across a plot of land raised above a valley, which catches great light and overlooks views of Pelverata’s Sherwood Hill Conservation Area.
"The mono-pitch roof falls opposite to the stepping plan, creating a tall volume in the living room," says Hugh Maguire, co-founder of the firm. "This allows a high-level window to capture views of the high-forested horizon in the west."
The home at night.
A study is placed on the street-facing side of the addition.
The 3,767-square-foot residence is comprised of two rural-style pavilions that are connected and clad in Blackbutt eucalyptus timber.
Not only does the home deliver an abundance of privacy, it also provides access to a series of spectacular beaches close to the site.
Exterior View
Exterior View
The second floor, which houses Mark’s office, has aluminum-framed windows on three sides and opens to a roof deck.
The exterior of the home is clad in charred wood siding, which pays homage to summertime bonfires on the beach.
"Stitching the existing white weatherboard cottage into its more robust industrial surrounds, the new addition uses brick work painted white at the first level to connect to the white weatherboard and then black at the top level to engage with the local industrial precinct," say the architects.
A view of the new front door. "At the second level, brickwork gradually opens up to become a perforated brick screen for the roof top deck," explain the architects.
"Stitching the existing white weatherboard cottage into its more robust industrial surrounds, the new addition uses brick work painted white at the first level to connect to the white weatherboard and then black at the top level to engage with the local industrial precinct," say the architects.
A dramatic triangular wooden truss extends the butterfly roof beyond the glass wall of the living room, also shading the stone-paved terrace. A low stone wall expands from the house into the surrounding landscape.
Each prefabricated unit is covered in aluminum but built from SIPS (Structurally Insulated Panels) that consist of thick insulation sandwiched between plywood panels. These high-performance panels keep the interior protected from the desert's ambient heat.
The pines to the west of the home provide protection from the wind.
The upper volume is clad in stained black cedar, while the lower volume is built with concrete.
Photovoltaic panels have been installed on the sloped, south-facing volume.
The horizontal plane that rests atop concrete load-bearing walls has been extended to protect the interior from solar gain and provide shelter to the outdoor living areas.

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