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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 […]

Exterior siding house on the edge of a cliff in Africa

Architects Sforza Seilern Architects implemented the project of the private house Gota Dam Residence in East Africa. A modern residence with a total area of ​​1500 square meters is built on the top of a granite rock with a view of the impressive dam, created to care for the vast surrounding lands. Such an impressive picture obliged to create an equally impressive architectural composition. Of course, the inspiration for the creation of the project was the dramatic nature of the […]

Oak-house in Australia (Wood Siding)

A spacious new house built in the suburbs of Melbourne, Australia. The site is located in Camberwell, on a unique L-shaped platform overlooking the green park. The architects designed a separate level for the common area and the entrance area was brought to this new center. Hence there is a very clear zoning: an area for children, for parents, for guests, a common area, and outer space. The desire to keep in touch with the old park with its powerful […]

Private Residence Wissioming2 in Maryland (with Red Cedar)

A two-story modern mansion Wissioming2 is located in Maryland, USA. An inclined site of a wooded area with a view of the Potomac River required architects to conserve the maximum number of adult trees. The mansion is represented by two blocks connected by means of a glass corridor with a small pond. The courtyard, formed by the intersection of parts of the residence, is equipped with a swimming pool. Panoramic windows suggest access to the terrace from each room on the […]

Long lake house with black stained cedar siding in Canada

Located in a beautiful area near the American border in Quebec, Canada, Slender House, unfolds as an elongated linear volume. The house with black stained cedar siding has an area of 418 square meters on the steep bank of Lake Memphreigog, with its huge windows overlooking the tranquil secluded bay. The building is firmly anchored in the rock thanks to numerous stone retaining walls and terraces. Folded from local granite, the volume serves as a base for an impressive roof […]