Houzz is the new way to design your home.
Ethan's idea of normal, but too complicated and high maintenance
Boxy and ugly
Like colors and cozy feel, but it's for cool mountain northern climate
The upstairs room
The deck railing
Porch / rancho feel
Wall that opens up
ideal porch railing, and nice integration into nature
this exterior style could work
love wood exeterior, but assume it's too expensive, or rots in Costa Rica
overhang roof like this seems very sensible
sort of the right idea, though a bit ugly / cold
Beautiful (in a beautiful setting). Maybe not for us, but I do like it.
This is ok. has some good modern qualities, but isn't so ugly
Neat concept, feels pretty good!!
This could work, too - a very sensible, simple, decent-looking house
Another nice one. Note the interesting skylight.
I think I'm generally liking houses like this, where they don't go out of their way to do silly things. Basic flat lines are fine, as long as everything has a purpose. I'm utilitarian / pragmatic.
a pretty porch support
I've noticed lots of large windows in sunny climates with these two layers of roof. Probably lets light in and gives you a sky view, but provides enough shade to keep cool.
house with slide!
pretty nice house
I want a house that opens this much
Another wall that opens
nice exterior materials
concrete walls like this could be fine - pretty enough and simple
I like this
Pretty tree-like wooden pillars
porch swings like this are fun (if sturdy enough for kids)
Would really like a hammock in the family room
Not exactly what Ethan wants but closer than most photos here