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Outdoors and Entryways
I like this waterfall along the stairs
The most astonishing thing about this home is that one can bathe outdoors, up in the treetops.
his potting shed on a farmhouse property provides storage for larger tools and a lawn mower, while a bench outside is covered by the roof. We'll get to potting sheds in a future ideabook. For today, we'll admire the shade provided by the roof — much needed in hot central Virginia summers.
This 300-square-foot sunroom is the only new addition to the house. "It used to be that the way the whole house functioned, the nicest views were from a bedroom but the bedroom didn't really open to the view," Parker says. "[Now] throughout the house there are linkages to the garden and landscaping." The floors are made by From These Hands using mud taken from the home's site. "It feels great underfoot," Parker says.
The deep overhang is part of what shades the house based on certain desirable light levels inside, so they can control the sun," Parker says. "On rainy days they can open windows at kitchen table and not worry about water inside."
he tree trunk was framed in wood, and the branches are a steel frame. Both were finished with epoxy resin and synthetic materials.
A space like this would be the perfect hangout for entertaining visitors of all types. Call me odd, but this dome of glass has a peculiar way of making me feel like a dollhouse miniature sitting beneath a glass cloche.
While this photo may have been pulled from your wildest dreams, it's still fun to imagine such an inviting space. This is probably where I'd be typing right now if I had something like this hanging off the side of my house. Oh, and the pool is just an added bonus.
Create drama. The most critical aspect missing from the average ranch is a little bit of drama. In my dreams, I give my ranch drama with turrets, chimneys and grand additions. In my reality, I am inspired by designs that inject drama into an average ranch. The wood plank wall, the modern portico and the plantings give this home pizzazz, and I am simply smitten.
Replace the front door. Replacing a worn or outdated front door is a great investment — and in a ranch style home the impact is even greater.
possible redesign on my lot
I love this wood siding
Would this work in my downstair access
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Exterior views are accessible from every corner.
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Look closer: Avoid flooring that looks too uniform, edgy or mass produced (this is not the time to lay vinyl tiles or experiment with concrete). The slate in this entry bears striking variations in color that show nature's hand at work, and each piece has a one-of-a-kind pattern that no machine could duplicate.