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Dalarna House in Sweden with wood siding

There is a strong summer house tradition in Sweden celebrating the great outdoors and enjoying the precious sun-filled days in the countryside. Located three hours north of Stockholm, in a forest area of silver birch and pine trees on an isolated 2000 square metre plot, architects have designed a home that will increasingly merge with the surrounding nature over the years. It is situated on a steep sloping site, along a ridge, divided into two rectangular volumes with lean-to roofs […]

Scandinavian style summer house

Twelve steel pillars raise the house above the ground to the same level with the surrounding treetops. This elevated location enhances amazing views and removes the house from a neighboring street. A long staircase leads to the house, and on the large balcony on both sides of the building, you can go to the main entrance. The living area with the kitchen and living room, as well as one of the three bedrooms can be opened and combined with nature […]

Swiss house design with bay view

Having lived in a large house with well-groomed surroundings for several years, customers were ready to move to a more secluded space with a strong connection with nature, trees, views of the bay, and wild greenery. The customer, being from Switzerland, requested that the design reflect elements of the Swiss style, combining modern solutions with classic structural elements and special attention to detail. Given only a small plot of land on which construction was allowed, and wanting to keep several large […]

House in nature in Norway

This country’s residence in wood siding is located in Westfold, Norway. The client wanted a cozy house for the whole family, somehow divided into the parts. Architects proposed a solution in the form of a cluster of three structures that can be used individually. Each of the buildings is a geometric volume organized around an open area, connecting them into a single whole. The spatial interaction of the landscape and structure creates a favorable microclimate. The buildings are oriented towards […]

Country residence for couples Lawless Retreat

Built-in a forest on the edge of a nature reserve, a country house for couples offers privacy, relaxation from the bustle of the city, and unity with nature in a modern style. Coming here, clients can slow down the pace of life and feel serenity. Two materials define the exterior – cedar (both untreated and charred) and obsidian lap siding. While a black house in other contexts might be defined by its bold distinctiveness, here it serves as a quiet background […]

Small house overlooking the bay

The Little House project, built on the Olympic Peninsula in Washington, USA. The small house is nestled in a lush grove on the north side of the cliff overlooking the Hood Canal. The building grew on the existing base, its foundation is a square with a side of only 6 meters. The house received a simple shape, its harsh exterior of black cedar siding and cement contrasts with the warm interior, decorated using pine plywood. Homeowners live in Houston, Texas, […]

House with wood siding on the lake in Finland

The 3 Square House project was implemented in Finland. A private house of 165 square meters is built on the outskirts of dense fir forest and right on the lake. The house is as open as possible in the direction of the landscape, but it is closed in the direction of the nearest neighboring building in the northwest. We used to write about 15 Siding and Trim Color Combinations to Enhance Your Home’s Curb Appeal. The exterior of the building is […]

15 Siding and Trim Color Combinations to Enhance Your Home’s Curb Appeal

No matter how great your home’s architecture, without the right color combination to show it off, it may end up getting lost in the crowd on your street. Your siding and trim colors need to work together with your architecture to highlight and bring out the best in your home’s style. For more colors for your siding please visit our siding colors (Allura and James Hardie colors) page. Siding and Trim Color Combinations There are a lot of different ways you […]

TOP 9 tips: how to hem the eaves correctly?

“The main thing is in the details” – this phrase describes the construction of a private house best. This is especially true for the roof, it would seem that when the roof is ready, you can relax, but if you should pay a little less attention to the final details – the result is not the same. One of them is the correct filing of cornices. In private construction, the eaves overhang is a functional and aesthetic detail that should […]

Cedar, Hardie and Aluminum Siding in Kelowna, BC, Canada

How to Choose the Right Siding for Your Home

When was the last time you replaced your home’s siding? Chances are, it has been a while. Many homeowners overlook siding when it comes to carrying out home improvement projects, yet siding is vital to the overall structure and efficiency of your home. Is your siding cracked or peeling? Is it warping? Have you noticed any fungus or mold? Is your paint or wallpaper peeling? These are all common signs that it is time to replace your siding. The question then […]

House on Lake Michigan (Cedar Siding)

The house above Lake Michigan is built in the small town of Traverse City, USA. Rising on a wooded cliff, this building is a complex of three well-combined with each other structures.   The building has a living room, a kitchen and a covered terrace – the main bedroom and three children’s bedrooms make up two sleeping areas. The dining room connects all three units. Delicate bends of the contours of the roof repeat the outlines of the surrounding landscapes […]

Cedar, Hardie and Aluminum Siding in Kelowna, BC, Canada

Hardie Siding: Care And Maintenance Tips

Fiber cement siding (hardie siding) is made by combining Portland cement with a material such as sand, fly ash, or wood pulp. This makes it nearly as durable as concrete. At the same time, however, it can be made to mimic the look of wood, brick, or stone. By combining extreme strength with an attractive appearance, it is the ideal type of siding for any home. The Top Reasons To Choose Fiber Cement Siding (Hardie Siding) It has been more […]