60 Exterior Wood Siding Material Beach House Design Photos And Ideas

The cedar shingles—common to local buildings—are scaled up to the size of the boards to cover the roof and sidewalls.
Each structure has an independent mechanical system so it can be shut down when not in use.
As with connected farms, the limited material palette unifies the various spaces.
The separate volumes are unified in their external appearance.
From the courtyard, views extend straight through the home to the other side of the structure.
To instill the desired sense of comfort and peace, it was important that the design blend with the setting and local building traditions.
Sliding glass doors allow the kitchen and living room to be fully opened to the deck, creating a seamless integration between the interior and exterior space.
Bach to the BeachWith authenticity and simplicity as their rallying cry, a Kiwi architect and his wife have built a modern beach house that puts a fresh spin on the local vernacular.
Gray Organschi took down a worn-out 1970s summer home and reinvented it as a serene pair of bleached cedar volumes connected by a glass bridge.
S&S House - Besonías Almeida arquitectos
Landside Elevation
The light-colored larch and expanses of glass give the home a natural vibe and help it integrate into its sylvan setting.
The modern gable construction is a riff on traditional building traditions in the region.
Bay Elevation
Front Elevation with Glimpse of Bay
Casa Meleku.
The approach to Casa Bri Bri.
A second skin of made of pinewood and Structural Insulated Panel Ecowall (SIP) shields the outdoor porches of this coastal home.
An asymmetrical roof and  simple, earthy wood gives this house an abstract, sculptural character.
A beach house in the coastal Chilean town of Punta de Lobos.
The home is just steps from the beach.
Lanscape designer Jack Kiesel opted to use succulents in the front garden for their low water use, a plus in Southern California, and also for their aesthetics.
The resort-like residence has midcentury modern influences, with a strong tropical vibe.
The home has a strong relationship with the land that is in harmony with the tropical environment.
side view with lift and slides onto stone terrace cliff
Entrance doorway
Entrance side view surrounded by landscapes and lake
This resort is surrounded by 5.6 kilometers of private lagoon and includes villas with retractable roofs, private pools with catamaran nets and even waterslides.
S&S House - Besonías Almeida arquitectos
S&S House - Besonías Almeida arquitectos
S&S House - Besonías Almeida arquitectos
Street Entrance
The two-foot-thick stacked stone walls constructed by Reed Hilderbrand nod to the masonry-free walls common in Revolutionary-era New England.
Jonathan Adler and Simon Doonan collaborated with New Haven, Connecticut, firm Gray Organschi on their midcentury-inspired New York vacation home.
“A summer house is every Swede’s dream,” says Duncanson, who was born in Scotland. “At first I couldn’t understand how they could take four or five weeks off in summer but after my first year, I couldn’t believe how relaxed and hungry I was when I came back.”
The home, clad in natural Australian timber, enjoys a sense of lightness thanks to slender columns that let it float over the dunes. The driveway and entry, at the rear of the building, have an understated design to build to the interior's magnificent ocean views. Firm director Phil Snowdon explains, “By creating an architectural form that draws your eye and leads you up the steep driveway, we could engage new visitors in a welcoming process that first reveals the object and then slowly reveals the main event, being the view."
Entryway and screened gear enclosure

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