Robert Young Architects
Architects & Designers
 modern exterior
 

Perched on a bluff overlooking Block Island Sound, the property is a flag lot at the edge of a new subdivision, bordered on three sides by water, wetlands, and woods. The client asked us to design a house with a minimal impact on the pristine landscape, maximum exposure to the views and all the amenities of a year round vacation home.
The basic requirements of each space were considered integrally with the effects of sunlight, breezes and views. The house was conceived as a lens, continually framing and magnifying the subtle changes in the surrounding environment.
URL
http://ryarch.com

This photo has 2 questions

Joseph Harrietha wrote:
Is that fireplace Gas or Wood? - And, would the choice affect their ability to be placed on top of each other like that?
   Comment   August 21, 2013
mymeme wrote:
Roof and wall material - What is the material on outside
   Comment   December 8, 2012

What Houzz contributors are saying:

John Hill added this to Skinny Columns Hold Their Own
Square steel columns alternate with a concrete hearth in this house. The steel structure accommodates the second-floor cantilever, easily the most striking aspect.
Bud Dietrich, AIA added this to Architect's Toolbox: Connecting Home and Ground
Gently touching down. The International style of architecture exemplified designs that merely touched down on small columns, or piloti, rather than having the entire mass of the house anchored to the site. The illusion is that the structure is only temporarily with us.

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chrisryan added this to My House
2 hours ago
Flowing fireplace, glass walls as well as gorgeous mix of steel and glass.
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11 hours ago
fachada brutal
Tamre Colby Davidson added this to curb appeal and backyard gardens etc. .
15 hours ago
I like looking over the pool
andrewkatz added this to Exterior Ideas
21 hours ago
Check out the fireplaces flowing out to in
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last Saturday
Beach house. Downstairs
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last Saturday
Chris
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last Friday
My dream house
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April 14, 2014
outdoor fire
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April 9, 2014
outside inside living area
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April 8, 2014
Alberca
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April 6, 2014
Chimenea
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April 3, 2014
Fireplace column - used for multiple fireplaces
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March 30, 2014
Bauhaus
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March 25, 2014
Chinenea
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March 25, 2014
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March 21, 2014
Fireplace on pario
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March 21, 2014
overhangs and courtyard pool
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March 20, 2014
F7
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March 20, 2014
Idea for 400-500sqm
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March 16, 2014
Fire place continue
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March 10, 2014
examples for lighting. 2 different kind of lights
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March 7, 2014
the poolside
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March 2, 2014
The view is amazing
bergman added this to home
March 1, 2014
That a cool way to make an outdoors space.
Robert Mechling added this to robert_mechling's ideas
March 1, 2014
nice
kmsackett added this to pool, outdoor living
February 27, 2014
Cool outdoor living space with (woodburning?) fireplace utilzing same flu/chimney to put a another fireplace above it.
kmsackett added this to fireplace
February 27, 2014
Cool outdoor living space with (woodburning?) fireplace utilzing same flu/chimney to put a another fireplace about it.
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February 24, 2014
patio
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February 21, 2014
cool
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February 20, 2014
Modern, open
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February 16, 2014
Mi casa
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February 16, 2014
casa pileta moden
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February 16, 2014
Arcitecture
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February 16, 2014
Beach
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February 12, 2014
Nice
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February 10, 2014
New, fresh decor
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February 7, 2014
casa piscina
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February 6, 2014
parapet eaves
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February 2, 2014
windows
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February 2, 2014
INNOVATIVE
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February 1, 2014
Pool, architecture
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January 30, 2014
Open under
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January 28, 2014
Two story fireplace
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January 27, 2014
Roof
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January 27, 2014
like
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January 24, 2014
House 1
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January 22, 2014
pool and back of house
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January 19, 2014
Fireplaces, continuity over levels
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January 16, 2014
idea
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January 14, 2014
Modern
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January 11, 2014
fireplaces
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January 10, 2014
windows/pool
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January 8, 2014
fireplace
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January 4, 2014
אח כפול
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January 3, 2014
shuttered fireplace
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January 3, 2014
niiiiiccceeee
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January 2, 2014
the fire place
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December 27, 2013
Kamin
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December 22, 2013
The scandals and rouges cannot reach my dragon's dagger from this height I tell you.
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December 22, 2013
swiming pool
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December 22, 2013
Exterior
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December 15, 2013
Love this covered outdoor area with fireplace
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December 8, 2013
Great open space idea.
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December 5, 2013
The modernness
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December 5, 2013
windows n steel frame
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December 5, 2013
indoor outdoor fireplace
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December 5, 2013
Large windows
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December 5, 2013
Pool
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December 5, 2013
Cool fire wall
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December 3, 2013
Outdoor fireplace off pool and integrated into house
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December 2, 2013
Piscina
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December 1, 2013
I like this overhanging roof aspect
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November 29, 2013
Pool
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November 28, 2013
This i luvbvvvbbbbbbbbbvvv
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November 26, 2013
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November 24, 2013
Bang
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November 23, 2013
The deck ballustrade as it turns the corner. (Not the part with the dark frame around)
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November 21, 2013
Sin la piscina...
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November 18, 2013
Elevation
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November 17, 2013
Exterior
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November 17, 2013
Ectrrior
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November 17, 2013
churrasquera
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November 16, 2013
Outdoor area under the main bedroom
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November 15, 2013
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November 15, 2013
Ext
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November 12, 2013
Love ultra modern
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November 12, 2013
My house and outside
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November 12, 2013
مكان الشوايه
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November 11, 2013
Exterior
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November 8, 2013
funw
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November 7, 2013
Ultra modern deck roof
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November 5, 2013
fireplace
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November 1, 2013
galería
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October 29, 2013
Great Exterior
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October 29, 2013
Fireplace/chimney, lower outdoor seating area next to pool. Whole how house style and layout
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October 27, 2013
Home
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October 26, 2013
the basement requires retractable screens and more lighting, floor to ceiling glass natural cadding/beams. Carry the feel and look into the pool area with various area(s).
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October 22, 2013
The back side
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October 20, 2013
nose
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October 17, 2013
chimenea
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October 17, 2013
facia
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October 16, 2013
Fire place
cgilly added this to cgilly's Ideas
October 16, 2013
Think about sliding glass that would wrap the fireplace
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October 16, 2013
Extra lights around the pool is hot!
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October 13, 2013
walk out, fire pit, pool, glass
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October 13, 2013
Porch to west & pool to south
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October 12, 2013
Outdoor pool
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October 9, 2013
outdoor layout
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October 8, 2013
Love
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October 4, 2013
Glass
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October 3, 2013
J Jon j
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October 2, 2013
Indoor/Outdoor concept
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October 1, 2013
See fureplaces
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October 1, 2013
Two floor fireplace one chimney
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September 25, 2013
Glass
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September 25, 2013
Like the windows!!
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September 22, 2013
Patio
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September 19, 2013
This look in the back of my land
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September 18, 2013
Love the outdoor sitting area w fireplace
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September 17, 2013
A general 'like' - there may be nothing here that directly translates to what were envisioning, but this is a great looking house and pool area, and connection between the two.
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September 17, 2013
Floating appearance
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September 15, 2013
outside look
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September 15, 2013
Siding
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September 11, 2013
Love the shape of the house. The all glass walls are neat. The pool is of course beautiful.
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September 11, 2013
Vidrio
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September 10, 2013
windows and deck
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September 10, 2013
Vertical Siding
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September 7, 2013
fireplace
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September 7, 2013
Shiminey for pergola
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September 5, 2013
Concrete & Wood Siding
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September 5, 2013
Fireplace on two levels
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September 5, 2013
windows and balcony
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September 4, 2013
Cool concrete fireplace
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September 2, 2013
Cutler
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September 1, 2013
interior fireplace
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August 29, 2013
Symmetry and shade function, board formed concrete existing as itself
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August 26, 2013
sim
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August 25, 2013
2 story with large balcony
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August 25, 2013
Cristales
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August 24, 2013
Trasera
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August 20, 2013
ze mauro
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August 18, 2013
Big open windows.
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August 16, 2013
fireplace for master - inside and out
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August 15, 2013
BALCON
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August 14, 2013
Beautiful modern house
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August 14, 2013
BALCON
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August 11, 2013
house
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August 11, 2013
pool
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August 10, 2013
!
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August 7, 2013
Überdeckter Bereich mit Kamin
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August 4, 2013
the openness under house from our car post to backyard
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August 4, 2013
Modern home
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August 2, 2013
Yes
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July 30, 2013
Awesome house
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July 29, 2013
House
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July 29, 2013
Fire place
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July 29, 2013
thin columns
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July 28, 2013
Las chimeneas
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July 28, 2013
outdoor fireplace (end of the pool
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July 22, 2013
Back of house
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July 21, 2013
Great style
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July 20, 2013
The view
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July 17, 2013
Overhangs
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July 14, 2013
Esterno
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July 14, 2013
בריכה טורקיז
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July 12, 2013
braai outside
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July 6, 2013
Lareira externa
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July 6, 2013
firepkace
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July 6, 2013
I like the pool
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July 5, 2013
AD 0064 jdim de inverno/garagem interessante, uma so coluna
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July 4, 2013
Option A Fireplace
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July 1, 2013
simple design
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June 28, 2013
fireplace structure
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June 28, 2013
outdoor. indoor space
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June 25, 2013
Balcon
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June 23, 2013
Casa
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June 21, 2013
how the house extends and acts like a covered porch area
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June 21, 2013
casa 6
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June 19, 2013
Ideal house.
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June 19, 2013
exoteriko tjaki
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June 18, 2013
Railing and facade
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June 17, 2013
Outdoor fireplace
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June 17, 2013
example of 2nd story with large open lower doors for closing out lower patio outdoor idea
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June 17, 2013
Pool
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June 5, 2013
Terraza loca
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June 2, 2013
Exterior
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May 31, 2013
take fireplace and turn it so its in corner
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May 28, 2013
Concrete and glass
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May 28, 2013
Chimenea
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May 26, 2013
Terraza
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