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Massachusetts Oceanfront Home traditional-exterior

Massachusetts Oceanfront Home

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aqsideas wrote:
Does anyone know where I could purchase the paving stones? Thanks.
   Comment   February 6, 2012

What Houzz contributors are saying:

Connect to the yard. The most common addition has to be the one that attaches onto the back of the house. Usually, especially in older houses, these are kitchen and / or family room additions. A great advantage to an addition like this is the ability to strengthen the house's connection to its yard. Here, new doors lead to a new outdoor room complete with furniture.
Making a match. Anytime you add to the exterior of your home, you must carefully think through how the addition will either match or purposely not match the finishes of the original house. If your home has weather-worn wood, unmatchable vinyl or brick that’s no longer made, you will have decide whether to replace the siding on the entire house or have the addition not match.Consider windows too. If you have leaky old single-pane windows, it may be time to replace them all with energy-efficient versions. A whole-house exterior makeover can up a project's cost, but it can also yield a unified, updated look for the exterior that makes your addition look like it has always been there.

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bethienet added this to Livingroom remodel
on Wednesday
wajihaqadeer added this to wajihaqadeer's ideas
July 20, 2014
outdoor layout
dcoetzee added this to garden
July 16, 2014
ediegraves added this to ediegraves's ideas
July 11, 2014
Stacie Deeds added this to stacie_deeds's Ideas
July 4, 2014
Add fireplace double sided
Tamie Sis Buckley added this to tamie_sisbuckley's ideas
July 1, 2014
love the siding and shingles
lauriejnowlin added this to lauriejnowlin's ideas for dining room
June 28, 2014
goodstreetgoodies added this to goodstreetgoodies's Ideas
June 2, 2014
Love the walkway
annaehodges added this to Williamsburg Exterior Remodel
May 28, 2014
Side drive thru w windows
dianegentry added this to dianegentry's ideas
May 7, 2014
I like this overhang/porch connection to yard, with dormers above, which I bet made the attic into a usable bedroom.
s618 added this to mudroom
April 30, 2014
From the back.
gamehome added this to gamehome's Ideas
April 26, 2014
Siding option for first floor separates the two floors better
ronsgirlcharlene added this to ronsgirlcharlene's ideas
April 23, 2014
I like the high roof line and the windows
guard999 added this to Roof Ideas
April 22, 2014
cathryn76 added this to Bay Windows
April 20, 2014
boxed out window and roof
designerparexcellance added this to designerparexcellance's ideas
April 17, 2014
Love the architecture
kyvonne1 added this to patio
April 15, 2014
paver walkway
kikismee added this to exteriors
April 12, 2014
So oretty
jsaf237 added this to kitchen
April 12, 2014
Addition does not have door closes to driveway
moorej7 added this to Exterior
April 10, 2014
Stone and second floor shakes
ksimp2360 added this to Exterior Ideas
April 6, 2014
window for master bed
wenrosset1 added this to wenrosset1's ideas
April 5, 2014
outdoor path
Melissa Carstensen added this to master bath
April 3, 2014
bump out
phylliscage added this to phylliscage's ideas
April 3, 2014
newellma added this to Master Bedrooom
April 2, 2014
Love the windows!
camillebeach added this to patio
April 2, 2014
Landscape around patio
saipai123 added this to saipai123's ideas
April 2, 2014
mablackw added this to mablackw's Ideas
March 29, 2014
sparky999 added this to sparky999's ideas
March 13, 2014
how to possibly change the dormers and use shingles for siding
gloriavillari added this to exterior ideas
March 12, 2014
varied use of materials
mustang505 added this to Bump Out Room Mike
March 7, 2014
small bump
Isabel Garcia added this to ideas for home
March 4, 2014
I like the grass with the mini patio in front
lpritter added this to lpritter's Ideas
March 3, 2014
Windows in roof
zencampbell added this to Saltbox details
March 2, 2014
patio off the familiy room
alliwalt added this to Addition 2014
March 1, 2014
outdoor add on
ny1970 added this to ny1970's ideas
March 1, 2014
the roof
lhkeery added this to Beach houses
February 16, 2014
cool details
amandaemily1 added this to amandaemily1's Ideas
February 9, 2014
bpellow added this to Attic Ideas
February 7, 2014
uradoll added this to uradoll's ideas
February 6, 2014
karlacolletto added this to karlacolletto's ideas
February 6, 2014
susanandtino added this to susanandtino's ideas
February 5, 2014
looks like house on Coolidge Ave
Luminoso Design added this to Exteriors
February 5, 2014
love the connection to the patio and the tall windows,
loveyakk added this to Bay windows
February 5, 2014
Boxed bay window/outside of breakfast room to kitchen area?
kelmullen added this to kelmullen's Ideas
February 5, 2014
Backyard windows
charlieman9 added this to Fence and gate ideas
February 5, 2014
Outdoor space
aeparr added this to Exterior Ideas
February 3, 2014
Window and dormers
mehaara added this to Remodel
February 3, 2014
Back addition
Renee Kallas added this to renee_kallas's ideas
February 1, 2014
outdoor space
Helen Duane added this to helen_duane's Ideas
February 1, 2014
Christine Hasvold added this to christine_hasvold's ideas
January 29, 2014
Wooden shakes siding, cross bar windows,(diamond), window that sticks out (left), stone work
ghack added this to exterior design
January 23, 2014
richardrtds added this to richardrtds's ideas
January 23, 2014
Natural colours and texture. Really quaint relaxing setting.
mpscb added this to mpscb's ideas
January 23, 2014
The Bay WIndow
deadmans added this to deadmans's ideas
January 22, 2014
patio opening from living area
lizdemps added this to lizdemps's Favorites
January 22, 2014
kdfigueira added this to The Best
January 20, 2014
back yard
lucky708 added this to rec room addition
January 19, 2014
Love the windows out to the pool for us.
upaquet added this to upaquet's ideas
January 15, 2014
Lila Peterson added this to lila_peterson's idea
January 11, 2014
yes, sitting area and pool further towards the fence
jilly512 added this to landscape
January 5, 2014
blue stone
mcco3669 added this to mcco3669's Ideas
January 1, 2014
Go up instead of out
bryanploutz added this to in law (option a)
January 1, 2014
Overall theme is fantasticDiamond shaped glass panes, Smooth yard transitionClapboard on first storyShingles on secondFront slope of dormer
Bry Wlk added this to Landscape Ideas
December 28, 2013
cement block pavers
ideasearcher added this to exterior
December 25, 2013
micklewess added this to micklewess's Ideas
December 22, 2013
window ?
mgphillips121 added this to LANDSCAPING
December 18, 2013
nyko11 added this to nyko11's Ideas
December 18, 2013
psvintage added this to addition ideas
December 18, 2013
like the tudor-like overhang from french doors into yard. ALos like siding changes from cedar shingles to cedar siding. Slate floor tiles work nicely with cedar.
standyt added this to 68 Thurston exterior
December 17, 2013
mubeenanasir added this to mubeenanasir's ideas
December 17, 2013
lindalyson added this to lindalyson's ideas
December 16, 2013
wow, cool house
treelover9161 added this to treelover9161's ideas
December 16, 2013
phil123456 added this to phil123456's ideas
December 16, 2013
Doors & windows for natural light.
hubbjl added this to hubbjl's ideas
December 16, 2013
nice patio and stone paths
pattischreiner added this to Exteriors
December 15, 2013
Shingles. Leaded glass. Doors. Windows w window seat
williamsjg added this to williamsjg's Ideas
December 15, 2013
gailronnie added this to Exterior Ideas
December 15, 2013
outdoor space....would expand covered area
liandre added this to liandre's ideas
December 15, 2013
J'aime bien
carol5013 added this to carol5013's ideas
December 15, 2013
looks like this addition can be a possible Master bedroom suite addition. and I like the way it fits in the landscape.
fathemeh added this to fireplace
December 15, 2013
Rachel Mageo added this to rachel_mageo's Ideas
December 12, 2013
jeannep57 added this to jeannep57's ideas
December 5, 2013
libmaly added this to Family Room Addition
November 20, 2013
Outside layout
banshoo16 added this to banshoo16's ideas
November 17, 2013
gray/blue paint
pepepaulj added this to Hidden doors
November 16, 2013
Bay window roof height
cjs12007 added this to cjs12007's Ideas
November 14, 2013
Photo by Randy O'Rourke
rivkygrossman added this to rivkygrossman's Ideas
November 5, 2013
Bay window
johnpostiii added this to Exterior Ideas
November 4, 2013
Nice courtyard patio against 2 sides of house. Similar to what I envision. A much "quieter" look. Blends in...
vikki parker added this to Brooke Kitchen
November 4, 2013
sherret added this to Exteriors and Architecture
October 31, 2013
caspad added this to Patio Ideas
October 31, 2013
Simple patio.
vickihanson added this to Garage Conversion
October 28, 2013
open the side of the garage with windows overlooking the field
lusowski added this to lusowski's Favorites
October 26, 2013
Bay window addition
trilliumus added this to trilliumus's ideas
October 19, 2013
bay window
rebeccadeville added this to rebeccadeville's ideas
October 17, 2013
jesslyon added this to jesslyon's ideas
October 7, 2013
the upper floor
truthteacher added this to truthteacher's Ideas
October 6, 2013
Backside addition
tracync added this to tracync's Ideas
October 5, 2013
Cedar siding.
karenlenaycoulter added this to karenlenaycoulter's Ideas
October 3, 2013
this is adorable cottage style inviting
eraniere added this to eraniere's ideas
September 21, 2013
heidiscolour added this to Exterior Ideas
September 21, 2013
Two heights of roof and one extends. One side shorter than the other
kroyle added this to kroyle's Ideas
September 19, 2013
crafden added this to crafden's Ideas
September 17, 2013
ok if no grid
Hal Pickus added this to hal_pickus's Ideas
September 15, 2013
Yard bricks
loren58 added this to loren58's ideas
September 13, 2013
Need more money:(
jacmussel added this to jacmussel's Ideas
September 12, 2013
zeldamarie1 added this to zeldamarie1's ideas
September 11, 2013
extended bay window for living room
dsdne added this to dsdne's ideas
September 9, 2013
three-sided bump out with metal roof. No foundation
k1234 added this to k1234's ideas
September 8, 2013
patmanrobyn added this to Kitchen Ideas
September 7, 2013
Dennison and Dampier Interior Design added this to bay windows
September 7, 2013
kubatys1 added this to front step
September 1, 2013
I like the different size blocks
bartbaronbabs added this to bartbaronbabs's Ideas
August 29, 2013
Next house
artpen48 added this to addition
August 29, 2013
Love house
reneeboca added this to Exterior Ideas
August 28, 2013
could our back porch face the lake like this
junegirl23 added this to jane's fab design
August 28, 2013
zlskarda added this to zlskarda's ideas
August 28, 2013
grass and tile
jelizr added this to jelizr's Ideas
August 18, 2013
Remodeling info
Trina Voteary added this to Addition - shed dormer
August 16, 2013
bay window
2hawks added this to Exterior Ideas
August 14, 2013
Love the shake. I didn't use to but it adds to such a unique look.
jeannebennettstrickland added this to jeannebennettstrickland's Ideas
August 14, 2013
Addition like
patti15 added this to patti15's ideas
August 11, 2013
Architect added this to Ideas for Joseph
August 11, 2013
hdelfield added this to exterior
August 3, 2013
lbanerjee added this to Shape of house
August 2, 2013
Outside is similar
baneary added this to Living Room
July 31, 2013
box out window
sinkhouse5456 added this to The Lake House
July 29, 2013
Weathered shingles and stone
geoff36 added this to geoff36's Ideas
July 29, 2013
Patio and walkway
bhebs25 added this to bhebs25's ideas
July 25, 2013
choices for my dreamhouse
kimbo66 added this to kimbo66's ideas
July 25, 2013
flip layout and you have nice idea for our backyard (master br addition with sliders to backyard)
wanf added this to wanf's ideas
July 24, 2013
cantik tempat lepak
wintonswanson added this to Exterior
July 20, 2013
window color
brendajean1010 added this to Simply Stunning!
July 18, 2013
gorgeous home
jess_shotty added this to jess_shotty's Ideas
July 17, 2013
Split shingles, color, pushed out windows.
redhedmama added this to redhedmama's ideas
July 14, 2013
extended overhang addtion
idog added this to idog's ideas
July 12, 2013
like stone to brick transition
emcat2 added this to emcat2's ideas
July 11, 2013
love the bump out
budd3797 added this to budd3797's ideas
July 10, 2013
bumped out window
sbrandvold added this to sbrandvold's ideas
July 10, 2013
Elizabeth Bishop added this to elizabeth_bishop's ideas
July 9, 2013
the architecture, dormers, interesting....
socagal added this to socagal's ideas
July 9, 2013
This looks like it's always been part of house
lila jones added this to thehilltop2's ideas
July 9, 2013
nadiabouffard added this to nadiabouffard's ideas
July 9, 2013
Cabana from exterior
wendig added this to wendig's ideas
July 9, 2013
Rustic without trying to hard
johna08 added this to Landscapes
July 5, 2013
Princeton Design Collaborative added this to EXTERIOR
July 5, 2013
beekeepergold added this to beekeepergold's Ideas
July 4, 2013
Nice added sun room
Rebecca Cooper Hulett added this to Outdoors
July 4, 2013
Love the patio & walkways
Susan Herring added this to exterior
July 3, 2013
Similar to our shape
mengesh6 added this to Bathroom Ideas
July 3, 2013
back yard
Brenda Spencer added this to brendamspencer's ideas
July 3, 2013
nice with the cedar shakes
shawnacook added this to SEC Favorites
July 3, 2013
stone pathway in the grass for our side yard
iglynn added this to backyard
July 3, 2013
rheztie added this to rheztie's ideas
July 2, 2013
living room addition
robynpaulsen added this to Indiana house
July 2, 2013
like the pathway
67linda added this to 67linda's ideas
July 2, 2013
Baie Window
christian Ward added this to Backyard design
July 2, 2013
like the non-uniform slate tiles in the yard--shows grass etc.
pakayakers added this to pakayakers's ideas
July 1, 2013
bay window bump out
pampedoo added this to pampedoo's ideas
July 1, 2013
back yard
taimane added this to fagalua cabin
July 1, 2013
design of the house
sharhally added this to exteriors
July 1, 2013
jsamaha added this to exterior
July 1, 2013
covered patio w/open patio
405buck added this to 405buck's ideas
July 1, 2013
Maria Hanson added this to maria_hanson's ideas
July 1, 2013
like the different material used
ayscales added this to ayscales's Ideas
July 1, 2013
fathemeh added this to fathemeh's ideas
June 30, 2013
zlc0016 added this to zlc0016's ideas
June 30, 2013
room bumpout - dining and kitchen hutches, etc.
bebebopbop added this to bebebopbop's Ideas
June 30, 2013
Back addition
mabita000 added this to kitchen
June 30, 2013
Natacha Friedman added this to Landcaping Ideas
June 30, 2013
Stones design with grass incorporated
vallo added this to Vallo Master Bedroom
June 30, 2013
Room addition
Kathleen added this to Architecture
June 30, 2013
My style!
jenni1028 added this to jenni1028's ideas
June 30, 2013
Nice facade
pamhaines added this to pamhaines's ideas
June 30, 2013
Main-level additions are often the simplest, structurally. They can be built to code without having to retrofit much of the existing home or its foundation.
jpnoseworthy added this to jpnoseworthy's ideas
June 30, 2013
Making a match. Anytime you add to the exterior of your home, you must carefully think through how the addition will either match or purposely not match the finishes of the original house. If your home has weather-worn wood, unmatchable vinyl or brick that’s no longer made, you will have decide whether to replace the siding on the entire house or have the addition not match. Consider windows too. If you have leaky old single-pane windows, it may be time to replace them all with energy-efficient versions. A whole-house exterior makeover can up a project's cost, but it can also yield a unified, updated look for the exterior that makes your addition look like it has always been there.
debeus added this to debeus's ideas
June 30, 2013
roof line
kljanson added this to kljanson's ideas
June 30, 2013
Slate patio on windowed addition
bridgettjunkin added this to bridgettjunkin's ideas
June 30, 2013
Love the rock and shingle siding.
ourhousekimberley added this to exteriors
June 30, 2013
layout for backyard?
sbrower added this to sbrower's ideas
June 30, 2013
This might work on our rental home to make a large family room.
Sullivan Builders, Inc. added this to Ridge Rd.
June 30, 2013
Karen Jacobsen added this to jjakefamily's ideas
June 30, 2013
front addition for lake house
suthanma added this to suthanma's Ideas
June 30, 2013
Additions & outdoor patio
The Farm at The Retreat added this to lizblalock's Ideas
June 30, 2013
mary added this to maryrichard's ideas
June 30, 2013
my dream lake house
edevans added this to exterior
June 30, 2013
Add a family room and garage to the back of the house.... love how this attaches to the the bump out window with copper roof
blooms2 added this to blooms2's ideas
June 30, 2013
addition shape
annapolisa added this to annapolisa's ideas
June 30, 2013
Kitchen nook with small cantilevered addition
Eileen Marshall Design added this to eileensm's ideas
June 30, 2013
kklassen10 added this to kklassen10's ideas
June 30, 2013
i like the dry laid bluestone for our house, from front to side
gillies19999 added this to gillies19999's ideas
June 30, 2013
trees around sitting area
jlepley added this to Before & After
June 30, 2013
great add ons
pamwsx added this to pamwsx's ideas
June 30, 2013
love the way the extended window would create more space inside..
clnt added this to outside additions
June 29, 2013
outside addtion 4
deborahwhittingham added this to deborahwhittingham's ideas
June 29, 2013
Paving and grass around our pool area. Break up hard landscaping.
Paula Crook Reality Inc added this to Houses
June 28, 2013
Over my budget, but very nice
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