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Houzz Tour: Deconstruction Reshapes Log Cabin Style
A river runs through it, but this modern Wyoming home is just as notable for its inventive architectural take on the log cabin archetype
"classic shed roofs help to tie this new house into its surroundings. Interior design:... Short roof overhangs. Ridge pole and purlins protruding beyond the roof line. Stepped... little roof overhang which is a design necessity in an area receiving lots of snow... had a roof, you'd be right. Oh MY!! I love everything about this house and the acreage... off the roof and splashing up from the deck. Moist air vented from bathrooms too close..."
Houzz Tour: Modern Houseboat in Vancouver, B.C.
"built a roof deck to take advantage of the 360-degree view. "Our favorite thing about... home! The roof deck is amazing! Outside and rooftop - wow! Interior - yawn. WOW! just... subway tile backsplash, and light maple cabinets from IKEA all contribute to the open... marble tiles line the floor, and the countertop is made of the same white granite... sunny roof deck is McClelland's absolute favorite part of this house. "From there..."
My Houzz: An Architect's Contemporary Green Home
An architect in Ojai, California builds his dream family home with a bedroom rock climbing wall, built-in bunkbeds and a stunning deck
"on the roof, radiant heating and cement floors are just a taste of the sustainable... textured tile and wood surfaces. The kitchen has a contemporary feel but is still designed... slanted roof provides shade, and a cool breeze always flows through.The surface of... slanted roof helps keep the sun out in the summer and the inside of the home cool.... green tiles. Bradley built these bunk beds into the wall in an extra room leading..."
Guest Picks: Jewel-Toned Pieces to Treasure
Rich amethyst, sapphire and emerald hues give furniture and accessories for the home a luxurious feel
My Houzz: Super Efficiency and Serenity Near the Florida Surf
It can withstand a hurricane and earned LEED Platinum certification, but this island home knows how to chill too
Guest Picks: Colorful Mid-Century Modern
My Houzz: Industrial-Edged Comfort in Pittsburgh
Copper, cantilevers and a cat named Mr. Martin come together in this contemporary homage to regional style
"green roof garden. Fisher says he finds inspiration in modern architects like Steven... The dirt roof, also referred to as a "green roof", really doesn't help with increasing... love the roof garden! Love everything especially the black drapery in the pic with the... green roof is totally awesome. This is the kind of thinking we need more of. Shadyside... green roof deck and copper siding, AND Ikea Too! So proud of our Pittsburgh neighbor..."
5 Easy Tips for Choosing Your Exterior Paint Palette
Make your home the talk of the neighborhood — in a good way — with an exterior paint scheme that pops
"hardscaping, roofing and more. Follow these tips to choose a color scheme that works both... black roof (when it's time to do the roof, that is). Thoughts? Painting the awful... brown. The roof is a lighter multi-toned sandy color. We painted the window trim deep... peaked roofs. Give us ideas for homes built mid-70's - mid-90's in California! I... metal roof that is visible from space (well, google maps anyhow!) and was painted..."
What You Must Know About the Sun and Your Home
Learn about the powerful effects of sunlight on house materials and more, and see 7 homes that address the sun's rays beautifully
"unvented roofs. In short, if your home's design ignores the sun, you will suffer. Most... complete roof), were the houses that were battened down tight. Pressure built up, and... and the roof flew off, much like a pressure cooker that is not venting. The ones losing... their roof stayed on, for the most part. We have many windows and 2 large overhangs... of the roof trusses not an afterthought. Wasps like them as well, but it's not a..."
My Houzz: Original Drawings Guide a Midcentury Gem's Reinvention
Architect's spec book in hand, a Washington couple lovingly re-creates their midcentury home with handmade furniture and thoughtful details
"flat roof, clerestory windows, and large cantilevered overhang for passive solar... butterfly roof allows for the clerestory windows. Pure genius. The plan of the house... onto the roof! It looks like you both have gotten a great start in revising the few... butterfly roof was considered ultra-radical, as was its placement in the midst of very... by open roofing.The homeowners created their own version of a screen door — a 3/4-inch..."
My Houzz: Mixed-Use Oregon Home Serves and Charms
Home, restaurant, garden, rental cabin — and it gives back to the community too. This multitasking home is a wonder in more ways than one
"green roof and a water reclamation system. Now, nearly a decade later, her converted... "Green" roof and water catchment system. Thumbs-up for illustrative photos, and that... slanted roof above is a green roof. LL: What advice would you offer to other homeowners... walls, roof, concrete floor and carriage doors are original to the 1920s structure... floor tile adhesive and drawn into with a chopstick as it was drying. I coated it..."
My Houzz: Ronnie Wood’s Old Art Studio Gets a Makeover
Check out this contemporary update of a former factory flat that survived World War II bombs and use by a member of The Rolling Stones
"exposed roof beams, with stylish, contemporary furniture. “Planning our wedding coincided... exposed roof beams, brickwork and mismatching dining room chairs are my favorite details... Metro tiles from Fired Earth and a basin from CP Hart form the basis of this New... “The roof terrace has to be my favorite spot,” says Farhi. “Sitting up here on..."
Must-Know Modern Home: Villa Savoye
See the Parisian home that includes all of Le Corbusier's famous Five Points and has influenced generations of architects
"supports, the roof gardens, the free designing of the ground plan, the horizontal window... at the roof define one side of the roof garden. But this doubling up and shifting... bench in tile that echoes Corbusier's famous chaise longue (visible in the entrance... describe the roof enclosure as "blue and rose," though since its restoration those walls... because the roof enclosure is only barely visible. The approach shown here — the main approach..."
Contractor Tips: 5 Easy Ways to Get a Greener Home
Forget a fleet of solar panels (for now). These ideas can make your home a whole lot greener when money or time is in short supply
"on the roof or compact fluorescent (CFL) bulbs. Then you might start to think of bigger... awnings and roof overhangs can help you do this. In the summer, when you don't want as... within a roof-top dome, and are much easier to install than a skylight since they require... below the roof. The reflective tubes can be run down from the second floor to the first... fixtures and tile are all great ways to give a space character. Don't be afraid to use something..."
5 Amazing Landscapes Across the U.S.
"modern roof deck overlooking the Pacific, these landscapes are sure to stun. Whether... stone, the tile and the pops of orange, red and bright blue.Lesson from this patio: Plan... California Roof DeckLarge lots are hard to come by in Marina del Ray, so residents make... space and roof decks. This expansive space enjoys views of the Pacific and provides plenty... on the roof. Stacked stone creates continuity between the outdoor rooms. Lesson from..."