Not only do rough-hewn beams help to define a space architecturally, they can instantly anchor it in rustic territory, especially if they're left rough and unpolished. Use beams to frame ceilings and delineate doorways, to surround fireplaces and windows, or even to line walls. You can also incorporate rounded logs if you choose, which lends cabin charm.
Not only are sliding barn doors, Dutch doors and other details borrowed from outbuildings ultrafunctional, they feel apt and appropriate with rustic style.
The tansu in the master bathroom inspired the space's built-in cabinetry. A rock-wall backsplash highlights the room's double sinks and forest view. A laundry room sits conveniently next to the space.
Large floor-to-ceiling windows and clear glass patio railings allow ample natural light and are terrific for nature watching.
A home built at the edge of the wood will stand taller and not be intimidated by the trees when it's doubled in the nearby water.
Material selection is key to appropriate detailing. The project shown here has superbly chosen materials for its context. The thin fascia, wooden beams and wooden columns are appropriately sized, and the connections are not overdesigned.
The laundry room counter is made of reclaimed slate, bought for less than $100.
simple glazed living space opens up to become a front porch to a beautiful water view. The living area feels like a large, open porch but with large overhangs for sun and rain protection
The home is the West Coast's version of the colonial," Gatling says. It combines East Coast colonial revival style with elements of California Craftsman.
The sawtooth facade works from front to back. The three pitched roof structures are staggered along the back
Beadboard cabinets stay in keeping with the period. Matching the floor and backsplash tiles helped streamline the room. The counters are Alba Chiara marble.