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Gary + Gayle: Cincinnati, Ohio farmhouse-entry

Gary + Gayle: Cincinnati, Ohio

Even the utility entrance of the Schneider home offers a warm welcome, as guests are brought in by way of a stone path and stacked split-faced steps. An unassuming neutral palette is enhanced with Ipe decking and weathered fixtures.

Ipe, a Braziian hardwood, is ideal for outdoor applications, lasting 25-40 years without treatment. As Gayle explains, "It is lower maintenance if you let it age naturally, like teak or cedar, but we've chosen to seal it yearly to highlight and retain more of the deeper, richer color."

Adrienne DeRosa Photography © 2013 Houzz

This photo has 5 questions

September 26, 2014
dajellybaby wrote:
Size of transom and side lites around front door? Thanks:)
November 3, 2013
alt _clt wrote:
What version of rosemary are you using here?
March 25, 2013
brforte wrote:
What is the exact golor of the gray looking shake at bottom?
February 9, 2013
greeneba wrote:
Where are the lights from?
February 4, 2013
pmjdvm wrote:

What Houzz contributors are saying:

A stone path and stacked split-faced steps lead up to a back entry. An unassuming neutral palette is enhanced with ipe decking and weathered fixtures. Ipe, a Braziian hardwood, is ideal for outdoor applications, lasting 25 to 40 years without treatment. Gayle says, "It is lower maintenance if you let it age naturally, like teak or cedar, but we've chosen to seal it yearly to highlight and retain more of the deeper, richer color."
Marianne Lipanovich added this to Herb Garden Essentials: Grow Your Own Rosemary
Water the plant regularly until it's established, then just enough to keep it from drying out completely. Rosemary does not like wet feet. It also doesn’t like to be fed. (You can’t get easier care than this.)Pinch or snip back the tips to shape. If the plant becomes too rangy, then shear back the sides and tops. Just don’t take too much at one time or it will look bare.
HarmonyCoordinate with other design elements. You’ll notice that the glass panel over the front door mirrors the top panel of the windows on the facade here. Making this connection harmonizes the windows and entry door.

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