... shows how this sunshade extends beyond both sides of the entrance, shading a number of rooms with one assembly. The construction perfectly complements the stone of the house's exterior and the landscaping elements.
Like shades but permanent, an overhang blocks the sun's radiation from hitting the building directly. The beauty of these architectural devices is that they can be designed to block summer sun while allowing winter sun into the home.
Exterior: Rock siding/veneer on lower levels with concrete steps. The planter boxes adding to the vertical drop of the retaining wall will accent the slope rise from the lake.
Minimal amounts of natural wood accents to house structure add interest and warmth.
Exterior use of natural wood "look" needs to be fairly maintenance free.
I love all of the materials on this house: the stacked stone foundation, the CMU blocks for terracing, the iron cladding below the windows, and the slatted wood for the overhang. Beautifully orchestrated.