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The Line House modern-exterior

The Line House

The steep site on which this residence is located dictated the use of a retaining wall to create a level grade. This retaining wall, or “the line”, became the driving element behind the parti of the home and serves to organize the program for the clients. The rituals of daily life fall into place along the line which is expressed as sandblasted exposed concrete and modular block. Three aspects of a house were seperated in this project: Thinking, Living, & Doing. ‘Thinking’ is done in the library, the main house is for ‘living’, and ‘doing’ is in the shop. While each space is separated by walls and windows they are nonetheless connected by “the line”.

Sustainability is married in equal parts to the concept of The Line House. The residence is located along an east/west axis to maximize the benefits of daylighting and solar heat gain. Operable windows maximize natural cross ventilation and reduce the need for air conditioning. Photo Credit: Michael Robinson

This photo has 2 questions

December 23, 2013
Bryan R. Phillips, AIA wrote:
what is the dimension of the split-face CMU in the stack-bond walls?
April 23, 2013
Raul Chaava wrote:
Love the fence! Seamless! How was it made?

What Houzz contributors are saying:

John Hill added this to 11 Fences to Match a Modern Mood
Last is this fence that is strongly connected to the exterior design of the house. Rough-faced blocks are used in both the fence and the house's columns. Wood slats cap the fence and define the entry's gable end. They combine to give the entrance and the approach a solid cohesion.

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Jose Medina added this to Jose Medina's Ideas
on Monday
The wall
Emily YU added this to emily_yu81's Ideas
March 18, 2015
nice photo
Eva Kim added this to Landscape renovation
March 15, 2015
zachdevil added this to zachdevil's Ideas
March 8, 2015
Wooden fence topper
skiflor added this to abra fence
March 2, 2015
3. groove with horizontal cut
Patti S added this to patio
March 1, 2015
very little greenery along drive way
tavito added this to casa
February 24, 2015
kjamalfi added this to kjamalfi's Ideas
February 21, 2015
Privacy louver
Danielle Zunzunegui added this to 16 x 4 CMUs
February 18, 2015
split face
mbyington1 added this to wall
February 15, 2015
landscape cinder block wall
Jake Lisby added this to Exterior Ideas
February 14, 2015
Blending traditional roof with modern sides
pldd added this to pldd's ideas
February 13, 2015
house frontage
The Design House Interior Design added this to Crosshill
February 11, 2015
Tones and textures
binjones added this to binjones's Ideas
February 10, 2015
Concrete & wood
letteredolive added this to letteredolive's Ideas
February 4, 2015
Idea for the front side wall.
louisehess added this to exteriors
February 2, 2015
lattice extension
aehaehaeh added this to other brick ideas
January 31, 2015
split face
vdm1 added this to Landscape Ideas
January 31, 2015
wall with wood trim
mindypaxton added this to exterior
January 31, 2015
Amber and gray
melsnieheitzman added this to split foyer
January 25, 2015
peg6590 added this to exteriors
January 23, 2015
mudywater added this to Outside
January 23, 2015
Daweree Ringin added this to Stakan fences
January 23, 2015
Mixture stone+wood
marilynkitzes added this to Front Entrance
January 12, 2015
greay and light wood
josephgreco added this to Patio Ideas
January 7, 2015
Lattice on wall
Andrew added this to Exterior- Bluehour/Night
January 1, 2015
Another nice fence
davidd2002 added this to davidd2002's ideas
December 30, 2014
lbharris added this to lbharris's Favorites
December 29, 2014
Mad Gardener LLC added this to Fencing
December 27, 2014
Open Horizontal narrow dimension
dmetfab added this to dmetfab's Ideas
December 25, 2014
wall for garage area
cheekeymonkey73 added this to Exterior Ideas
December 16, 2014
thin wooden slat fence
tthurman8r added this to Exterior Ideas
December 14, 2014
krazman added this to krazman's Ideas
December 11, 2014
3517carol added this to Landscape Ideas
December 11, 2014
Horizontal fencing
daking added this to daking's ideas
December 6, 2014
tcano1210 added this to Exteriors
December 3, 2014
Wood Slats above half-wall.
hnkytnk7734 added this to hnkytnk7734's Ideas
November 29, 2014
Wood color that matches the house
mkfricke added this to fence extentions
November 28, 2014
simple construction on framing
strimble2 added this to Outdoors
November 26, 2014
I like the wood vertical plank detail in the house peak. Could we do this on our house?
dalet86 added this to dalet86's ideas
November 23, 2014
side fassade
jplayfair added this to Exterior
November 21, 2014
mamasperry84 added this to mamasperry84's Ideas
November 17, 2014
moneypit333 added this to moneypit333's Ideas
November 17, 2014
Cinder block wall
Deb Stull added this to Deb Stull's Ideas
November 13, 2014
Carmela Noscal added this to Carmela Noscal's Ideas
November 5, 2014
Fences and gates
ldoody added this to outside
November 4, 2014
Fence over stone wall
mpcasey added this to 38 Gregory Drive 94930 Idea Book
November 3, 2014
Wood trim? Does this work as a porch?
Jessica Martin added this to jessica_martin3214657's ideas
November 2, 2014
stone & wood combo
Krystal Reeves added this to Exterior Ideas
October 10, 2014
Mark Puddy added this to MMR Wall Ideas
September 15, 2014
long blocks and wood gate married to 'view fence on top'
Manu Malhotra added this to manu_malhotra's Ideas
September 13, 2014
aa4481 added this to aa4481's ideas
September 7, 2014
jeanmo added this to marcia's ideas
September 7, 2014
Fence idea
katpur24 added this to fencing
September 1, 2014
Last is this fence that is strongly connected to the exterior design of the house. Rough-faced blocks are used in both the fence and the house's columns. Wood slats cap the fence and define the entry's gable end. They combine to give the entrance and the approach a solid cohesion.
navedpatel added this to navedpatel's Ideas
August 31, 2014
Fence wall
tcjones13 added this to garage/breezeway
August 29, 2014
intothewild02 added this to fencing
August 25, 2014
fence tied into gable. sweet
fmcgregor added this to Front yard Idea Book
August 22, 2014
The block used for the wall
hbstorm added this to hbstorm's ideas
August 21, 2014
Peter Hanssen added this to peter_hanssen's Ideas
August 17, 2014
laurehalls added this to Front Entrance
August 10, 2014
slatted "fencing" and gable - idea?
tish24 added this to tish24's ideas
August 9, 2014
wall fence
u00lco1 added this to Calzadas Terraza
August 9, 2014
Barda madera
mohlavian added this to mohlavian's ideas
August 4, 2014
Wooden finish
Maryam McMullin added this to front yard
July 31, 2014
Fence on wall
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July 29, 2014
rbittner added this to Missy - Yard
July 27, 2014
hakucho added this to сад
July 26, 2014
suzi4422 added this to suzi4422's ideas
July 26, 2014
tconrad added this to entry/courtyard
July 26, 2014
ds1881 added this to Exteriors
July 25, 2014
horizontal wood detailing
James Lundin added this to James Lundin's Ideas
July 23, 2014
peachiemay added this to Balcony Ideas
July 18, 2014
wall (3rd choice)
Doris Céspedes added this to FENCE
July 16, 2014
adjennings76 added this to Privacy & Partition Walls
July 14, 2014
I love how the wall seems like it's part of the house.
tecpan added this to tecpan's ideas
July 14, 2014
the fence
saskelton added this to Landscape Ideas
July 9, 2014
the wood and concrete combination
tdaylet added this to tdaylet's Ideas
July 7, 2014
berda added this to SIDE YARD IDEAS
July 6, 2014
Privacy fence topper
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July 5, 2014
robywy added this to Back Yard
June 29, 2014
miriam322 added this to miriam322's ideas
June 29, 2014
Yaya Gania added this to exterior/porch design ideas
June 24, 2014
saving this because of the fence with the wood fence...
simona22 added this to simona22's Ideas
June 22, 2014
Крыльцо, забор
Яна ЗагурскаЯ added this to webuser_593456's ideas
June 19, 2014
идеи забора дерево-камень
spedigan added this to Exterior Ideas
June 18, 2014
the gate
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June 17, 2014
dilaker added this to dilaker's ideas
June 14, 2014
jpmosel added this to Tequila
June 7, 2014
deck or patio wall
mahendra92 added this to mahendra92's ideas
June 4, 2014
exterior wall
arlenedeacon added this to exterior
June 2, 2014
cedar/gray brick
mkaminer added this to decks
June 1, 2014
same idea but with corrugated steel
leesee8 added this to leesee8's ideas
May 28, 2014
Slated fence
beckybadder added this to Newks
May 27, 2014
mixed media
uncorinthian added this to Fence Ideas
May 25, 2014
slats atop wall
inseparable added this to Exterior
May 24, 2014
Fence design
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May 23, 2014
front door
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May 22, 2014
Estilo arquitectónico
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May 22, 2014
James Peterson added this to walls
May 19, 2014
rox59 added this to exterior
May 17, 2014
gate integration to fence top
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May 15, 2014
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May 15, 2014
entry way
Nicole Garcia added this to Backyard
May 14, 2014
Nestor Sarducci added this to nestor_sarducci's ideas
May 13, 2014
donnettta added this to fences
May 11, 2014
brick & wood
blakerunner added this to blakerunner's ideas
May 10, 2014
interesting blocks with bamboo?
Brian Parker added this to patio
May 10, 2014
Tucson 60's reno
Krista Morrison added this to landscaping
May 7, 2014
Wood rail on concrete wall
jmhadi added this to Patio Ideas
May 5, 2014
Wood on top of concrete
ozzykoala added this to ozzykoala's ideas
May 5, 2014
Precision Craft Construction added this to Deck, Fence, Landscaping
May 1, 2014
Fractured Face Rock wall, Fence and gable end design.
Kin Bolz Architect LLC added this to Pool and landscape
May 1, 2014
skinny slats
bhavan_1010 added this to front gate
April 29, 2014
on the side of the house: stucco wall with wood fence on top. Like the simple side gate.
Cory L Chaisson added this to Pishnick Residence
April 28, 2014
Grey paint + red cedar
rlugo66 added this to rlugo66's Ideas
April 28, 2014
Wood fence
steph974 added this to exterieur
April 28, 2014
habillage haut de mur
Loren Sylvan added this to Final Ideabook
April 27, 2014
Another possible material for the large front wall. Is this split face stone?
Nicole Reynolds added this to nicole_reynolds1951534's Ideas
April 25, 2014
Wood slating above front door under eaves
wbazett added this to wbazett's ideas
April 20, 2014
Wood slat gable
thinkingtwice added this to Landscape Ideas
April 18, 2014
Fence front entrance
mplies added this to landscaping
April 16, 2014
mathieurondeau added this to mathieurondeau's Ideas
April 15, 2014
Annasaheb Misal added this to annasaheb_misal's ideas
April 9, 2014
Billie Gorman added this to Privacy Screens
April 7, 2014
could be good to continue the wood theme.
Иван Ситников added this to ideas for Alex Dubrava
April 4, 2014
Решетка из реечек, закрывает фронтон.
waringh added this to waringh's Ideas
April 4, 2014
romfi added this to romfi's ideas
April 4, 2014
teppery added this to Skyline Fences
April 3, 2014
combination of hard/soft material; maybe combine concrete with wood
eurenda added this to concrete privacy fences
April 2, 2014
nice concrete and lattice wood panels
Mariah DeHaven added this to mariah_dehaven's Ideas
April 2, 2014
Very rustic modern and excellent use of privacy!
el_joubert added this to Exterior Ideas
March 24, 2014
cpc0057 added this to Exterior Color Inspiration
March 23, 2014
Vertical fence
bechbarton added this to garden and yard
March 23, 2014
rajanjosh added this to rajanjosh's Ideas
March 20, 2014
Back courtyard
jndpaiva added this to Exterior Ideas
March 18, 2014
Nice fence
royos added this to royos's Ideas
March 17, 2014
knekk blokker
mlehn added this to mlehn's Favorites
March 16, 2014
Rocks instead of stone
missrr added this to missrr's ideas
March 13, 2014
Vidhu Appadoo added this to vidhu's ideas
March 13, 2014
boundary wall
nyyz added this to Exterior Ideas
March 13, 2014
exterior wall
vanite2 added this to front door ideas
March 10, 2014
Entry door / windows
tanabrown4424 added this to Cabana Studio
March 8, 2014
White painted brick and then wood stained on cabana
barbelliot added this to palm Desert ideas
March 7, 2014
Nice fence
Loreta Sniras added this to loreta_sniras's Ideas
February 22, 2014
lavapotato added this to lavapotato's Ideas
February 21, 2014
Nice concrete and wood fence
haroldbillgraber added this to Exterior Materials & Colors
February 18, 2014
like the wood
Lisandro Orellana added this to Exterior Ideas
February 16, 2014
Cerco madera y cemento
caitegold added this to Graphics 2014 ideas
February 12, 2014
fence and concrete
drjuliend added this to drjuliend's Ideas
February 11, 2014
Wood slats on overhang
susanjmole added this to susanjmole's Ideas
February 9, 2014
peggysue37 added this to Rooftop deck
February 8, 2014
grandmasTAN added this to Rohm
February 5, 2014
love the lines of the wood screen, and those steel half round gutters...
sample57 added this to B - outdoor
February 4, 2014
Monika Sítníková added this to webuser_15110's ideas
February 2, 2014
michellewiebe added this to michellewiebe's Ideas
February 1, 2014
rondai added this to rondai’s ideas
February 1, 2014
Concrete and wooden fence
gbuck added this to fencing and screens
January 31, 2014
topped fence
Aya Shakirzyanova added this to aya_shakirzyanova's ideas
January 26, 2014
Audrey Hill added this to fencing
January 25, 2014
more wood less base for open look
jmaninger added this to jmaninger's ideas
January 22, 2014
Wendi Lund added this to Kevin Jones California
January 22, 2014
Like the divider
mmscobee added this to front exterior
January 22, 2014
Note the face of the gable
guflores added this to guflores's Ideas
January 20, 2014
Detalle de techo
Gary Yen added this to gary_yen's Ideas
January 20, 2014
thw wall and screen combination
Mujeeb Rahman Youseff added this to Mujeebyousef's modern exterior ideas
January 20, 2014
Boundary Wall ideas
sanmigoy added this to sanmigoy's Ideas
January 19, 2014
Dempson Haney added this to dempson_haney's Ideas
January 14, 2014
Stacked bond split face cmu
mgriffy added this to Griffy Exterior Entry
January 12, 2014
entry with out lattice
izzystella added this to izzystella's ideas
January 11, 2014
nice fence to do low in front of arbor vitae
dani3ll added this to dani3ll's ideas
January 11, 2014
stone and wood combination
zainsee added this to exterior finishing
January 11, 2014
Retaining wall
sarforrest added this to sarforrest's ideas
January 11, 2014
Japanese exterior
elladelrosario36 added this to elladelrosario36's ideas
January 9, 2014
side firewall
seanolivier added this to Exterior Ideas
January 3, 2014
block wall height extension w wood slat
24hotham added this to Landscape Ideas
January 1, 2014
Privacy using timber across top of high stone/brick fence
caesarsilfies added this to Privacy Fences
January 1, 2014
Slats instead of Lattice
gayohea added this to gayohea's ideas
December 24, 2013
It gives me an idea of how I can give privacy to my garden
Neisha Brooking added this to Exterior
December 22, 2013
Washed bricks and wood facades.
lisaonline added this to EASTUS
December 21, 2013
hooligyn added this to hooligyn's Ideas
December 10, 2013
sonaldhaval added this to retaining wall
December 9, 2013
reichar6 added this to Final Exterior Ideas
December 9, 2013
front door
lvsmith2 added this to exterior
December 8, 2013
trim on gable
lijoabraham added this to lijoabraham's ideas
December 7, 2013
outer wall
Universal Events added this to bettychalwell's ideas
December 4, 2013
wistromm added this to House Exterior
December 3, 2013
natasadj added this to Landscape Ideas
November 29, 2013
hglez added this to Porch, Garden & Outdoors
November 25, 2013
this fence that is strongly connected to the exterior design of the house. Rough-faced blocks are used in both the fence and the house's column
Transitional Designs, LLC added this to 37th - Front Door
November 21, 2013
Turn bay window into this
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