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Quaker Bluff Residence rustic-exterior

Quaker Bluff Residence


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July 31, 2012
allowaycs wrote:
What kind of wood is on the exterior?
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Western red cedar
    Bookmark   July 31, 2012 at 8:49PM
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Beautiful wood and extraordinary treatment. Love the relationship between the wood and the steel. Is that a steel c channel at the roof line? (I don't see more pics of this house on your site...
    Bookmark   May 15, 2013 at 9:41AM
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September 24, 2012
hurst23 wrote:
How did you get the reflection and what is the container for the pond?

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Debra Prinzing added this to Reflecting Pools as Liquid Assets
Water is well integrated in this entry garden. It serves as an important design element that connects the home's architecture with its landscape. Having the footings of the wood-wrapped posts installed in the shallow pool magnifies the illusion that the home is emerging from water.
Frank Organ added this to 8 Modern-Day Moats That Float Our Boats
Not all modern moats are used for the practical purposes of providing security and suitable access; many are designed just for aesthetic effect.Large sheets of still water, sometimes artificially darkened with dye or having dark construction materials, beautifully reflect the building and the landscape that surrounds it, blending the two together.

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ckcindy added this to Exterior Ideas
on Sunday
What kind of siding
ayee73 added this to ayee73's ideas
March 18, 2015
kaminoho added this to Exterior Ideas
March 10, 2015
Japanese look and pond
alsncali added this to Bay Skyline Vista Project
March 4, 2015
Christina Callahan added this to San Diego exterior
February 24, 2015
western red cedar
winexxx added this to landscaping
February 15, 2015
Water reflecting pool
kamandat added this to Exteriors
February 11, 2015
Cedar color!
todd_keen added this to todd_keen's Ideas
February 6, 2015
Colour and style
Nexgen Builders added this to yitzchak1's ideas
January 27, 2015
Wood exterior
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January 20, 2015
I love the contemporary feel
Jason added this to polarrt's Ideas
January 12, 2015
Black built ins under windows
free2flutter added this to Exterior Ideas
January 11, 2015
House color
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December 27, 2014
Western red cedar - exterior wood
jverwijs added this to jverwijs's ideas
December 25, 2014
Water is well integrated in this entry garden. It serves as an important design element that connects the home's architecture with its landscape. Having the footings of the wood-wrapped posts installed in the shallow pool magnifies the illusion that the home is emerging from water.
Brandon Miner added this to Exterior Ideas
November 23, 2014
The water feature Western Red Cedar Siding
dcameron248 added this to dcameron248's ideas
November 23, 2014
Could use thick glass instead of pond for reflection
davidelton added this to davidelton's Ideas
November 20, 2014
Home seems to sit in the water.
tealnicholson added this to OUTSIDE the Box
November 9, 2014
Love the pond and siding color
Eon Mellitz added this to Eon Mellitz's Ideas
November 9, 2014
Zen cabin
Sukhdeep Dhaliwal added this to Sukhdeep Dhaliwal's Ideas
November 9, 2014
Rain garden?
Danny Dressendorfer added this to danny_dressendorfer's ideas
October 22, 2014
vanishing edge
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October 15, 2014
THe water
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October 14, 2014
Poss ext love wood colour
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October 10, 2014
Reflective pool
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October 10, 2014
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October 7, 2014
Beam under deck water catching
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October 7, 2014
Nice stain with dark grey accents.
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September 20, 2014
Water pond
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September 17, 2014
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September 17, 2014
This is the ideal color combo if we can make it happen in a solid
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September 9, 2014
stone bottom
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September 8, 2014
Posts in water
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Reflecting pool
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July 29, 2014
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July 20, 2014
rain chain
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July 19, 2014
Almost exactly what I'd want
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July 17, 2014
reflecting pond
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July 17, 2014
water feature
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July 3, 2014
wood & water
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June 20, 2014
love the colour of the siding, wood, steel, water
Margie Fenton added this to margie_fenton's ideas
June 14, 2014
Love color contrast
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June 8, 2014
Water reflexion at entrance
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May 29, 2014
clean look
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May 28, 2014
Like the wood exterior in small amounts
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May 4, 2014
Dark stucco with cedar.
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April 28, 2014
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April 27, 2014
shallow water detail
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Modern Pond design
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April 14, 2014
like the pond but would be concerned with mosquito. Cool design.
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April 7, 2014
Water feature creates calm reflection
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Columns in the water
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April 1, 2014
rain chain into pond
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March 25, 2014
Water architecture integration
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March 23, 2014
Some interesting looks under the house link
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Cedre avec brun mat
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Love this feel
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Killer pillar
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voladizo forrado en madera por debajo…
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Piscina externa
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February 4, 2014
beautiful siding, trim
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posts in pool
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January 28, 2014
nice detail
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January 22, 2014
posts float really well
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Reflection pool
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stain and paint colors
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Beautiful and serene
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metal sides?
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Finition extérieure
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January 3, 2014
love the siding
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December 29, 2013
Love the exterior colors
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December 26, 2013
verticle siding
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December 24, 2013
Reflecting pond
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December 23, 2013
Eaves and contrast in wall materials
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cladding & colors
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December 23, 2013
glass-like shallow pool, river rock. Beautiful.
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December 15, 2013
Outside water layer
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December 12, 2013
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December 8, 2013
like water feature and outside exterior of the house
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November 30, 2013
stone bottom pool. would look great outside window. with walk way over it and stream running to small pool. water could be from roof drains and used to cool a thermal system.
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November 6, 2013
great reflections entry waterfeature
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alpine reflecting pool
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October 24, 2013
Love the tatatmi inspiration on walls
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wood metal look
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exterior materials
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September 24, 2013
reflecting pool
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September 18, 2013
The moat dubs as a reflection pond too!
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September 6, 2013
water entrance
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August 31, 2013
Stepping stones
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Finishes, water feature
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August 28, 2013
Cedar with grey
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August 27, 2013
love this
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August 21, 2013
like columns
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August 16, 2013
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August 9, 2013
interesting use of timber
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August 8, 2013
wood siding
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wood siding
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August 7, 2013
Gorgeous exteror
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July 31, 2013
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July 28, 2013
large overhangs on roof
araney added this to garden
July 28, 2013
Very interesting reflecting pool
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July 24, 2013
Pillars are clad in same wood as soffet ceilings--very contemporary and coordinated.
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July 24, 2013
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July 21, 2013
very zen
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July 17, 2013
Sunshelf- has shallow area with smooth stones- very cool
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July 14, 2013
While Mark hates traditional clapboard; this flat boarding is a more modern flair when blended with the aluminum framing.
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June 30, 2013
Exterior finishes and water landscape feature
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June 29, 2013
uprise water level create a mirror in front dorr
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June 26, 2013
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Simplicity &the elegance .....
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Water glance
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Reflecting pool - wood exterior materials
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reflect pool
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Reflection pond
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stones at bottom
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Wood clad home with moat
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Accent color - grey
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June 2, 2013
water feeling
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May 30, 2013
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May 26, 2013
This is very lovely as well and adds life with reflects to your yard.
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May 26, 2013
El espejo
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Color and Materials
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May 24, 2013
Wood color paired with green/brown color
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May 24, 2013
now thats cool but how to keep clean
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May 23, 2013
modern moats add interest to the design
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May 23, 2013
Love water and wood, and clean lines
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Reflecting pool
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Not all modern moats are used for the practical purposes of providing security and suitable access; many are designed just for aesthetic effect.
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May 21, 2013
The way it reflects.
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Water feature
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Wood siding
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Reflectant water
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May 17, 2013
Column Connection @ water. Wood, overhang, reflections
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May 17, 2013
water entrance - stunning!
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May 17, 2013
water 1line
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reflecting pond
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May 16, 2013
columns set into water
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May 16, 2013
cool entry
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May 16, 2013
overall look of house.... and the large eves
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May 15, 2013
Great water feature
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dark panels
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moat idea
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May 15, 2013
poolhouse - like the reflection
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May 15, 2013
Not all modern moats are used for the practical purposes of providing security and suitable access; many are designed just for aesthetic effect. Large sheets of still water, sometimes artificially darkened with dye or having dark construction materials, beautifully reflect the building and the landscape that surrounds it, blending the two together.
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May 15, 2013
Large sheets of still water, sometimes artificially darkened with dye or having dark construction materials, beautifully reflect the building and the landscape that surrounds it, blending the two together.
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Pond with pebble
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wall material and band under overhang
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May 15, 2013
Reflecting pool
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May 15, 2013
the moat!
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May 15, 2013
Beautiful wood and steel interplay
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May 15, 2013
like dallas opera house
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moat and rain chain
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water feature natural siding
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