Brettkelly Residence, Oakland, CA contemporary-exterior

Brettkelly Residence, Oakland, CA

Photography: Frederic Neema

This photo has 2 questions

October 10, 2012
One Specialty Landscape Design, Pools & Hardscape wrote:
What materials are used for the hardscaping? - It looks like PA Bluestone maybe and some grey concrete with gravel strips. Either way, I love the cleanliness of this design
September 24, 2012
Clark | Richardson Architects wrote:
Love the GREEN! - What color/product is it on the exterior? Nice work.

What Houzz contributors are saying:

You can stand in the backyard and see all the way through to the front of the home. "I love how the house seems to exhale; it has this open, airy feel," says Brettkelly. The contrast of hardscaping and artificial turf on the ground repeats the gray and green color contrast in the home's facade. "I love the AstroTurf," Brettkelly says. "The kids can play on it for hours and hours, and it maintains its softness, its color. Our puppy can poop on it, and all I have to do is clean it up with water. It's low maintenance, just like the rest of the house."
Frank Organ added this to Dare to Go Gray in the Garden
Neutral colors, including gray, can cool or intensify the impact of stronger surrounding colors. On its own this lime green wall could have been too intense, but it’s muted by the gray paving and blocks of darker gray gravel.

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patanddar added this to interior
on Monday
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January 18, 2015
Floor tiles for inside and outside
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January 7, 2015
Back patio
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January 6, 2015
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December 25, 2014
Nice forms and details complimented by the colors. Love the variety of windows
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December 9, 2014
Middle s
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November 29, 2014
Gray and Green exterior
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November 16, 2014
Back ..... Love the color on the back.....
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November 3, 2014
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October 22, 2014
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Verde y gris
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October 17, 2014
Fachada color 7
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October 16, 2014
Grey brick
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October 15, 2014
paved yard
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September 30, 2014
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September 28, 2014
hard scape backyard
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September 19, 2014
dark celery 2146-10 by Benjamin Moore
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Landscaping around patio
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Grey tile
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September 10, 2014
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Agencement vert-gris
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September 7, 2014
Bluestone - separation between the stones
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September 7, 2014
aminya garden deck
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September 3, 2014
pebbles between various pavers
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August 21, 2014
grey + green combo works really well
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August 16, 2014
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August 12, 2014
nice tiles in the backyard
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July 11, 2014
House color
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July 11, 2014
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July 10, 2014
Cool patio idea!
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July 8, 2014
Cool patio area - like the different size and length pavers
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July 8, 2014
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forma del piso
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Cool cool combo
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July 7, 2014
very nice
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July 6, 2014
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Garden idea
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July 6, 2014
gray paving and blocks of darker gray gravel.
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July 6, 2014
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July 6, 2014
change of hardscape colors
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July 6, 2014
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July 6, 2014
No grass
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July 6, 2014
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July 6, 2014
grey patio geometric shapes, grey painted house with a punch of bright color
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July 6, 2014
like the paving/stones idea for the front
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July 6, 2014
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July 6, 2014
all of it!
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July 6, 2014
Grey pavers for patio
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July 6, 2014
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July 6, 2014
For some reason I couldn't save this whole article, but I LOVE the use of grey!!!
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Patio stone
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July 6, 2014
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July 6, 2014
grey and sloped roofs
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July 6, 2014
grey paving
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July 6, 2014
Neutral colors, including gray, can cool or intensify the impact of stronger surrounding colors. On its own this lime green wall could have been too intense, but it’s muted by the gray paving and blocks of darker gray gravel
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July 5, 2014
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July 5, 2014
Concrete stamped
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July 5, 2014
Looks like a kids playhouse
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July 5, 2014
quintal ideal
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July 5, 2014
Cool addition with vibrant colors.
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geometric and fun
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More color ideas
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Plantes en bordure
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July 2, 2014
Contrast colours with grey
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July 2, 2014
color blocking - can translate to interior exterior or down to a room, sett of cabinets or drawers on a chest - but like post modernism there is a finite line often between chaos and organized chaos thus needs to be done with skill - This is an example of a successful confident designer executing her/his expertise.....Bravo love it. My comments are intended for a student audience and contrast comparisons for design principles.
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July 2, 2014
Gray tile patio
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July 2, 2014
Garden, colours
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Gray floor for addition that blends into gray floor outside
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The blue gray color
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June 30, 2014
not like
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June 29, 2014
green - dark celery ben moore
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Separación camino entrada y jardin
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Maja fasaad roheline
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June 24, 2014
green and grey combo
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June 19, 2014
I think this looks great and looks like a combo of cement and blue stone. we should consider this.
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June 14, 2014
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June 13, 2014
the furniture and plants
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back yard cement work
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House color
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May 22, 2014
garage roof and rest of the house
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May 17, 2014
BM dark celery
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blue w/ chartreuse
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modern turf and pavers
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May 5, 2014
This grows on me
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May 5, 2014
Ext color
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Tile on patio
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Adding stones on each side of the concrete patio
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Patio tile
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stamped cement
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March 17, 2014
la parte azul
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February 10, 2014
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January 25, 2014
The lime green color of the house.
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Gravel channels and synthetic lawn
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January 2, 2014
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December 31, 2013
Like barf green
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hard coverings
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October 29, 2013
Modern, anyone? The futuristic look is applied everywhere from the windows, to the concrete and rock indenting into the turf area.
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October 17, 2013
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October 14, 2013
I really like the patio look with the pavers and plantings and the connection to the indoors.
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October 13, 2013
Dark Celery paint for front door?
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September 28, 2013
paint and window frames
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minimal exterior trim
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colors, geometric, layout, openness
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concrete and synthetic turf
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warna luar
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green paint
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floor cover
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August 25, 2013
pa bluestone
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August 25, 2013
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August 17, 2013
Really love this exterior
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August 13, 2013
Green colour for doors???
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August 12, 2013
Cool outdoor
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July 23, 2013
colorful exterior
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Green blue
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July 7, 2013
I like. Everything About. This. Photo
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July 7, 2013
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Exterior Paving
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Use of color planar look
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My house
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roof, windows
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June 4, 2013
Concrete pavers
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June 4, 2013
multicolour outside
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May 27, 2013
Dark celery Benjamin moore
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May 27, 2013
a good long term plan.
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May 19, 2013
Like plain pave
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May 16, 2013
Exterior 7
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May 14, 2013
simple and clean
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May 11, 2013
The contrast of hardscaping and artificial turf on the ground repeats the gray and green color contrast in the home's facade. "I love the AstroTurf," Brettkelly says. "The kids can play on it for hours and hours, and it maintains its softness, its color. Our puppy can poop on it, and all I have to do is clean it up with water. It's low maintenance, just like the rest of the house."
jrmelon added this to DECOR - TIPS
May 11, 2013
The contrast of hardscaping and artificial turf on the ground repeats the gray and green color contrast in the home's facade. "I love the AstroTurf," Brettkelly says. "The kids can play on it for hours and hours, and it maintains its softness, its color. Our puppy can poop on it, and all I have to do is clean it up with water. It's low maintenance, just like the rest of the house."
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April 28, 2013
Lijepo dvoriste
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April 22, 2013
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April 16, 2013
art turf
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April 16, 2013
Patio stones
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April 14, 2013
Camino entrada
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April 9, 2013
bruny island orange stool house
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March 23, 2013
great exterior
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March 19, 2013
patio only
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March 15, 2013
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March 9, 2013
open concept
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March 9, 2013
green color for exterior & grey natural stone on wall?
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February 17, 2013
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February 17, 2013
Modern and gray
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February 13, 2013
Benjamen Moore Dark Celery for front door. Shown here on house wall.
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February 10, 2013
Colorful exterior
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February 10, 2013
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