Need help with design ideas for my breezeway!
jamalbear
May 25, 2013 in Design Dilemma
I would really love any input/ideas about the breezeway in my new home which needs extensive remodeling! We will be removing all of the old vinyl siding and finishing the exterior with stucco. We have a breezeway in between the main house and the garage which is covered with the same roofline as the main structure. The breezeway leads to the backyard and I love the open feeling but want to update it while also making it more secure as in the breezeway there is a door leading into the house.
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jamalbear
I should also mention this is not the main entrance. There is a formal front entrance, but this would be the one used daily by the family.
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Dytecture
Any photos showing more of the house?
0 Likes   May 26, 2013 at 9:46AM
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judianna20
This is one of my all time favorite connectors….

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decoenthusiaste
Unless you need the barricade, I'd replicate what is on the other side of the breezeway. How well does that style compliment your home?
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nasmijati
I like judyg's photo, too.

I like the idea of putting glass on the upper part of the breezeway.
0 Likes   May 26, 2013 at 10:23AM
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jamalbear
Thanks for the input. The house is a very long ranch style home with old vinyl siding and old stone facade which will be completely removed and replaced with stucco. It's therefore difficult to picture now and to determine how to design the breezeway. We also have a HUGE pine tree which needs to be trimmed back and thinned out. Here is a pic of the exterior. The subject breezeway is hiding behind the overgrown birch tree to the right of all the bay windows.
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colonialgp
How about lattice?
1 Like   May 26, 2013 at 2:21PM
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mefor
Lattice would be much prettier, but use the lattice that's straight up and down, not diagonal. You don't want it to look too "pretty". You could also put screen behind lattice to keep breezeway "bug free" and have a small seating area. If the ceiling is high enough, an indoor outdoor fan would keep things comfortable in warmer weather.
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mefor
Maybe a few tall green plants that will tolerate shade in the corners, not fake though
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jamalbear
Thanks everyone! I do like the lattice but I just don't know how it will look with grey stucco once we are done. Also, I would need to find a door with lattice pattern.....
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HERE Design and Architecture
I think the open structure you have is pretty. If you are going to stucco the house, I would consider leaving the open structure and gate in the pic and painting them a color that relates to wood - a shade of brown or grey and Ina matte finish.
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losthorizonlisa
What style are you going for? Will you be putting stucco on the half wall of the breezeway?

For modern, I like the natural wood suggestion above.

I could also see horizontal teak slats in place of the vertical white ones you have...you could screen behind them.

How about a natural wood Dutch door in place of what you have?

I also thought of Spanish style iron (door) as soon as i heard "stucco" but that seems out of place.

Do a house search for gray stucco breezeway...
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losthorizonlisa
More visuals. Sorry I'm on my phone....
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judianna20
I like lattice a lot. As mentioned, purchase the square grid may be more expensive, but worth it to get the look.

Let the wood weather or have it dipped in Cabot's bleaching oil. That should work well with the stucco. It doesn't have to match perfectly.

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jamalbear
Thanks everyone! Yes, we were planning on grey stucco on the exterior (remove all stone and siding) then use a smooth grey stucco in the breezeway. Maybe I will wait to see how it looks with the stucc before making a final decision on how to address this area.... :)
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