Category : Exterior Design

Exquisite Sea Ranch Home on the Sonoma Coast in California

Have a look at this home perfectly blending traditional features with a contemporary feel! When approached by the head of a family of seven for a  house makeover, the architects at Marcus & Willers kept the facade of this 1965 sea ranch style home intact, while adding plenty of functional features. “The renovation project included a new two-car attached garage, a new main bedroom suite, the addition of a library and new bedroom above, replacing all windows, electrical and plumbing in the […]

Western Red Cedar Kelowna

6 unbelievable things you didn’t know about Western Red Cedar

6 Things you didn’t know about Western Red Cedar but should before “The Build” This species of cedar is known around the world for its natural beauty and unique qualities. The following half dozen facts are just a few reasons why you should build with Western Red Cedar: Natural colors This exceptionally magnificent wood comes in a variety of natural colors ranging from smooth ambers and reddish cinnamon to rich browns. This variation means that your home is not limited […]

Family cottage with a panoramic window on a lake in Canada

The house with a panoramic window is located in the municipality of Saint-Elie-de-Cacheston in the province of Quebec, Canada. The window to the lake is the very essence of the cottage. A warm, simple wooden dwelling openly placid lake surface and nature itself. The building stands a few steps from the shore of Lake Pleasant in the Morici region. Due to its simplicity, restraint, and refinement, the project embodies the architect’s attempt to capture the meaning of life in a […]

Renovated stone house in the valley of the Hudson River

The project Old Stone House is realized in a picturesque mountainous corner of the valley of the Hudson River in the USA. Old Stone House is located on a plot of 2.7 hectares and belongs to a young couple for a weekend rest. At the initial stage, a two-storey building with an area of 186 square meters was dismantled to three stone walls and a foundation, and then reduced to a single-storey construction of 93 square meters with 28 squares […]

Cedar siding house by the Gulf in Washington State

Sunset Point Residence is located on one of the islands of the San Juan Archipelago in Washington State, it is hidden among trees and has a view of the bay, where you can sometimes see whales passing by. The mansion is divided into two pavilions with a total area of 220 square meters. meters. Steel beams, stone blocks, cedar siding and panoramic windows from floor to ceiling characterize the residence. Open space allows you to enjoy freedom with a simultaneous […]

A wooden house with a spa zone in the Canadian forest

La Luge is a small house in the Canadian forest. The residence is located in the small village of La Concepcion in the province of Quebec. The traditional country house is mostly made of wood and is surrounded by dense vegetation. Compact in appearance, it is designed for a large number of guests. The interior space is able to change the geometry due to the sliding partitions. For example, a children’s bedroom can easily turn into a playground, a guest room […]

Black log villa on the coast in Finland

The villa was built in 2017 by the Pluspuu Oy studio on the coastal site in Turku as the second home for a family from the Finnish capital Helsinki. The building is designed in accordance with the wishes of the customer and the features of the landscape. Precisely these principles in its work that the company Terrific Exterior uses – to listen to the end all the wishes of the client and in the implementation of the project to remain […]

House on the shore of Lake Zhu in Switzerland

When your house (namely its walls) gets to the Terrific Exterior company, be sure – you will not only admire them but be proud of it too! Whatever you order – cedar siding, hardi shakes, fascia or soffit – it will be first-class work, done on time and taking into account all the wishes of the client. So feel free to contact our professionals 😉 The private house MW was designed by the architectural studio Ralph Germann for a family […]

Top Six Exterior Siding Options

Siding gives you a great way to add color and definition to your house. There are lots of options these days to help you create the perfect façade and you want to choose carefully. While aesthetics are always important, you also want to consider the material’s durability, ability to resist water, ease of installation and versatility. “From a functional point of view, siding gives you protection,” says architect Amy A. Alper. “From an architectural point of view, there’s an interest […]

Unusual wooden house near the lake somewhere in Finland

The pyramidal roof, crowned with a completely glazed viewing platform, defines the “face” of the wooden house, located near the Finnish city of Sysmya. The owner of the land between the mountain forest and the lake wanted to build a house with a special character that would provide a comfortable lifestyle and, at the same time, be able to maintain a close connection with the bright natural features of the landscape. The best option was a wooden building of the correct […]

House for summer holidays in Brazil

Studio Arthur Casas architect’s designed the MS mansion in São Paulo, Brazil. Built for a family with three daughters, it serves as a summer holiday home. The residence is located next to the forest and golf courses, a panoramic view. The house is divided into two sections, one of which is designed four bedrooms for children and guests, facing a long corridor with a glass wall and wooden shutters. In the opposite part of the mansion, there is a day […]

Penthouse of concrete, glass and wood

The Northwoods penthouse, designed by the architects of the Olson Kundig studio, led by Jim Olson, is located in the city of Iron River, in the US state of Michigan. The main task in the work on the project was to emphasize the natural environment and harmoniously introduce the house into a natural context. The interior of the residence is its continuation, revealing to residents the view of the forest and the reservoir. Its color scheme is inspired by nature […]