Category : Exterior Design

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 […]

Cottage away from civilization in New Zealand

Design studio Fearon Hay Architects has presented the project of private resistance Storm Cottage, located on the east coast of the Great Barrier Island in New Zealand. The cottage is located directly on the coast. Its exterior is made of coarse black wood siding. Inside the residence walls and floors are faced with oak boards that look both coarse and warm. The cottage is built far from the infrastructure, so energy is accumulated by solar panels, and an independent system […]

Cedar Siding Cottage on the Lake Shore

Located on the shore of a picturesque lake in Canada, Cedrus cottage is surrounded by cedar and is a worthy place for a country vacation with a whole family. Designed by the architectural bureau of Boom Town, the two-story building is built on an incline, which explains the difference in levels, and fits perfectly into the natural environment. Large windows and natural materials, even more, bring human and nature closer together. Near the main bedroom, there is a cozy outdoor […]

Home with a wooden wing in Canada

This extensive residence is built on the shore of Lake Superior, in the Laurentide region, Canada. Residential space is concentrated on a large smooth concrete slab, slightly elevated in relation to the surrounding terrain. Internal areas are constantly in direct contact with nature, separated from it only by walls of transparent glass. Above, a huge sail of white cedar wood, like a wooden wing, extending far beyond the glass pavilion, protects the building from the sun’s rays and allows the […]

10 Ways to Transform Your Home with Wood Siding

Wood siding doesn’t have to be boring, and it could easily be argued that it is one of the most versatile types of siding. While wood is often thought of as a warm, rustic type of material there are plenty of modern home design ideas that can be applied with this siding. Here are 10 ways you can completely transform the feel of your home with wood siding. 1. Mix Vinyl (Or Other Materials) And Wood Siding A common issue with […]

Summer House in Sweden

The summer house Svartnö became the embodiment of a dream for a couple from Germany. Customers wanted their home for outdoor recreation, located north of Stockholm (Sweden) to be made in Scandinavian style. They decided to remake one of the two residences on a picturesque site in a classic cottage, merging with the environment, and the second left for the children. The concrete construction of the house is “dressed” in a traditional wooden red siding. All cottage rooms are open […]

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 […]