Houzz Tour: Calvin Modern House --

Houzz Tour: Calvin Modern House --

Photo of artist John Otte
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The ubiquitous fiber cement panels were given a unique patina, hand-painted by the late artist John Otte (seen working on the project here). “John was very into the Bauhaus idea of a pattern receding as you walked away from it,” Bell describes. Otte used a combination of paints and methods, including latex house paint, spray paint and drizzling techniques. Otte even buried bits of graffiti and other surprises underneath in pencil. The experimental idea is that as the siding ages, these details may be revealed and the house will “unpaint itself.” He used metallics like bronze, copper, gold and silver, as well as browns, blacks and grays to add variation. (Here you can see the drips in the fresh paint.)

What Houzzers are commenting on:

garyvi added this to garyvi's Things
August 29, 2014
paint technique
robbzimmerman added this to general aesthetic (exterior).
July 23, 2014
subtle variations on exterior color.
David Ambrose added this to Exteriors
June 24, 2014
shealynnbaird added this to COLORS & ACCENTS
June 19, 2014
love this idea.
vjbt added this to yard
June 11, 2014
patina cement
oluket added this to ideas
June 11, 2014
understory added this to understory's Ideas
June 11, 2014
Barbara Hoover added this to gatepkwy's Ideas
June 11, 2014
Cool exterior paint technique
Barbara Hoover added this to kathy
June 11, 2014
Paint technique for the exterior
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