1701 Exterior Wood Siding Material Design Photos And Ideas

A 2,800-square-foot rooftop solar array covers all of the home's electricity needs.
Unfinished cypress siding was chosen for its natural resiliency and durability
Lovely lines and heaps of character make this midcentury property a true gem.
Cut out of the walls at different heights, these doors reveal the unusual and quirky interior arrangement of the chalet.
A large pitched-top door, and a small pitched-top window are cut out from each of the four sides of the chalet’s exterior walls.
The roof is composed of a single sheet of folded stainless steel, and features a gutter on one side for rainwater harvesting.
The chalet is built entirely out of Jura forest Fir wood planks.
The outdoor swimming pool is just steps from the comfort of the living spaces.
The large, sliding doors pocket into the deep stone walls, completely opening up the living space to the outdoors.
A simple composition in form, but intelligent in detail and execution, the peaked-roof dwelling is a stunning wood- and stone-clad living space.
Fortunately, the existing structure had good bones, so Edmonds + Lee was able to maintain the dwelling's original footprint, and focus on opening up the interiors.
The home is approached from the south with views of Hood Canal below.
The structure is slightly elevated by four concrete piers to give optimal support, and the tiny house can be placed in even the most remote areas without the use of heavy machinery.
The A45 cabin can be customized and built in as little as four to six months.
With 60 years of combined experience in the worlds of residential and commercial construction, I Can Build It (ICBI) and their partner company, Container Homes of Maryland, complete a range of tiny home projects as well as larger residences. Their homes often feature custom work, including carpentry and kitchen/bath design. The homes can be built on wheels or a foundation, and are carefully designed for comfortable living. The company has even been featured on "Tiny House Nation."
The wood was simply stained and left in its natural state, and reduced the need for more costly structural steel.
The dark cladding helps recede the simple, boxy home into the lush forest.
The southern and eastern elevations are mostly left opaque to provide privacy from the nearby access road.
Large windows punctuate the north elevation to pull views of the the water and landscape indoors.
The award-winning tiny house builder ESCAPE has recently unveiled the first phase of Canoe Bay ESCAPE Village—a tiny home resort community in Northwest Wisconsin.
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The exterior siding is in a traditional board and batten style, then accented with a steel roof and windows.
The couple wanted the cabin to mesh with its beautiful natural surroundings. "To us this meant small," says Kenny. "We wanted the design to put you right into the landscape, and by making it small we feel drawled by the night sky and mountains that surround us."
Trout Lake | Olson Kundig
The rich material palette of stone, timber, glass, and board-formed concrete blend the home into the surroundings.
A glazed staircase placed on the south side of the building next to the hillside leads to the bedrooms on the upper level.
The house was strategically placed between the lake and an adjacent granite rock-face to capture key landscape views.
The property in Gooderham is set at the end of the original lake access road, and enjoys 1,300 feet of uninterrupted lakeside shoreline.
“The home is quite small, but designed in such a way that you don’t feel it,” Herrin says. Lift-slide openings by Quantum Windows & Doors, which were fabricated fewer than 50 miles from the house, make the main living space seem larger.
To evoke the feel of a tiny nature cabin, two massive sliding doors can be used to divide the common areas so that each section can be isolated from the rest of the house.
Prefab house in Muskö, Sweden
The eating and sleeping quarters have settled easily onto the shores of Shoal Lake.
The exterior is clad in an elegant mish-mash of cedar, plywood, glass, and fiberglass panels.
The stylish midcentury has an elegant profile.
Exterior of Pink House from the street. The entryway is recessed to enhance the spatial notion of soild and void.
At night, the quiet drama of the shed roof's angles glows against the darkened forest.
The original roof was flat with a flush parapet. In the early 90s, the former owners had a low-pitched roof placed on top of the existing roof, as well as new corrugated siding to cover the parapets. During the renovation, the interim roof was removed, and a new minimum-slope roofing structure was erected on the existing beams—reinstating the roof section toward the original design. The parapet is now clad with copper paneling.
The project encompassed exterior renovations and retrofitting, as well as four small additions to the building, and the construction of a new roof and landscaping.
When the current homeowners acquired the property from its original owners, the house had been well-maintained and was in good condition. The dwelling was even equipped with an HVAC system, a rare innovation for the period and building type.
The original building is set around an L-shaped courtyard. The main entrance is next to the carport on the street side, with a second entry toward the back of the house.
The goal of the renovation was to respect the high quality work of Kristinsson's original design, and retain the intent of the home where the interior spaces flow seamlessly into the exterior.
Front view of the FlatPak House in Minneapolis, Minnesota. When the architect first told his wife about his idea, she said, “It’s about time you focus on a house for me!” He continues, “It’s like the old story about the cobbler whose kids have no shoes.”
The house has a standing-seam metal roof, and a fully operable roof skylight.
Here is a glimpse at the horizontal cedar siding over a quality rain screen.
To add more headroom to the sleeping lofts, the family opted for expanded dormers.
The family wanted a room on the main floor that could serve as an office and playroom. They also desired their home to include two sleeping lofts, rather than just one.
Generous balconies reach back into the surrounding forest at every level.

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