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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

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

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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thinkingtwice added this to Landscape Ideas
43 minutes ago
Fence front entrance
mplies added this to landscaping
on Wednesday
mathieurondeau added this to mathieurondeau's Ideas
on Tuesday
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 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
evnpar added this to new roof ideas
February 15, 2014
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
akaolisa added this to akaolisa's Ideas
February 3, 2014
Lovely entrance porch
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
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January 11, 2014
Japanese exterior
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January 9, 2014
side firewall
niwabozu added this to Exterior
January 5, 2014
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 added this to 37th - Front Door
November 21, 2013
Turn bay window into this
cwillmann added this to cwillmann's Ideas
November 18, 2013
Fence topper
reallybigonions added this to Landscape Ideas
November 17, 2013
Fence trellis
julierolf25 added this to julierolf25's Ideas
November 16, 2013
timkinard added this to Exterior Ideas
November 11, 2013
I like thin slats. The feature wall has thin slats...maybe echo those? Vertically?
harazy added this to harazy's Ideas
November 10, 2013
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November 8, 2013
maanlim added this to maanlim's Ideas
November 8, 2013
Zeitlin & Co., Realtors added this to Garage and Hard Landscaping Ideas
November 3, 2013
Privacy Fence Idea
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October 30, 2013
Wooden grill - Beautiful
Zeliha Demir added this to DIŞ MEKAN
October 30, 2013
Bahçe Duvarı
joansryan added this to Yards & Gardens
October 26, 2013
Combination of wood and concrete, and the height of the wall.
ctry55 added this to front walks
October 22, 2013
interesting solid wall with horizontal rails
saverioa added this to fences
October 21, 2013
Brick with wood
mikimama added this to Landscaping
October 20, 2013
slatted fence
samant69 added this to samant69's Ideas
October 20, 2013
boydenzone added this to garden/yard
October 20, 2013
Front yard fence
pattoo2 added this to fenced gardens car ports
October 20, 2013
brick base wood fence
litoria27 added this to Fence
October 15, 2013
Wood slats
skg815 added this to skg815's ideas
October 13, 2013
Brick wall, wood detail
deftones001 added this to deftones001's Ideas
October 13, 2013
pichazo added this to Fences
October 11, 2013
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October 9, 2013
muro posible
caltica added this to caltica's Ideas
October 4, 2013
Nice wall
manisj01 added this to manisj01's Ideas
October 2, 2013
possible carport screen
wffriesen added this to Fencing
September 25, 2013
mixed fencing media - wood with concrete
khorn74 added this to fence and gates
September 24, 2013
high fence
0737flyer added this to 0737flyer's ideas
September 22, 2013
Entry design
Jamie McNett added this to exteriior features
September 22, 2013
block and wood
faye0320 added this to faye0320's Ideas
September 17, 2013
curb appeal
karllaplante added this to karllaplante's Ideas
September 16, 2013
The wall
jomaxine added this to dream house
September 13, 2013
another type of privacy wall
mbarc added this to patio
September 11, 2013
wood/stone combination
carlletourneau74 added this to carlletourneau74's Ideas
September 10, 2013
Entrée avant
1vegasgirl added this to 1vegasgirl's Ideas
September 9, 2013
brick and wood together.
pvalbert added this to Patio
September 9, 2013
kkcg added this to House ideas
September 9, 2013
This picture has the colors but I don't like the closed in feeling.....kind of busy.
rajesh5368 added this to rajesh5368's Ideas
September 8, 2013
leehazell added this to leehazell's Ideas
September 6, 2013
Wall and fence.
amelinda_ariel added this to amelinda_ariel's Ideas
September 4, 2013
dioxua added this to fences and outdoor space
September 4, 2013
fence texture
Jamie Bartlett added this to Fences
September 3, 2013
maybe more wood, less wall... but i like the color contrasts
gtmdunne added this to gtmdunne garden ideas
September 3, 2013
stone wood combination
samld added this to samld's Ideas
September 2, 2013
Like the fence
ecreip added this to ecreip's ideas
September 1, 2013
material contrast, horizontal element and solid vertical wall
samstheman added this to back yard
August 29, 2013
j1mull added this to j1mull's ideas
August 28, 2013
mb added this to mdbarb's ideas
August 22, 2013
good contrast with boring concrete wall
maria_nicolacakis added this to Fence
August 21, 2013
Gail Fisher added this to Exterior Ideas
August 20, 2013
stone and wood fence very contemporary
bertamcruz added this to kevins ideabook
August 18, 2013
fence and gate
idoine added this to modern gable
August 13, 2013
good mix of warm wood tones with the cooler concrete. guard rail at front porch.
tiff3602 added this to Doors
August 13, 2013
Small window above door
mossst added this to mossst's Ideas
August 12, 2013
Could do similar colours w hardie instead of wood since wood doesn't work in nola
achamber added this to achamber's ideas
August 8, 2013
grey stone exterior with redwood
maozz added this to maozz's Ideas
August 5, 2013
Wooden fence is reminiscent of Japanese style fencing.
Serena Beatty added this to serena_beatty's Ideas
August 4, 2013
Wendy Hutchings Manning added this to webuser_596095's Ideas
July 31, 2013
hmm westwood hse
megwhite added this to exterior
July 31, 2013
add wood on front of house
Matthew Stotts added this to 775 exteriors
July 29, 2013
stone wall and wood fence top
Bethany Behrmann Real Estate Agent added this to Exterior
July 29, 2013
Wood in gable
jx2richie added this to jx2richie's ideas
July 26, 2013
Sixela Bass added this to .cercas.
July 22, 2013
Hikaru Kat added this to Outdoor
July 21, 2013
Kasie Tregre added this to Home Exteriors
July 17, 2013
hmmmm mother in low privacy
srini444 added this to EXTERIOR
July 17, 2013
Wall design
guacamayita added this to Exteriores
July 17, 2013
Pared y madera
jilindal added this to Back yard
July 17, 2013
lepsydo added this to boundary wall
July 16, 2013
the texture of the wall and the wooden effect
Nathalia Font added this to Varanda/Área Externa
July 15, 2013
Muro de acordo com a casa
h_ligler added this to 360.
July 13, 2013
entry. fence.
sucheiayee added this to exterior wall design
July 12, 2013
like this feature wall
mctrego added this to Backyard materials
July 9, 2013
Pavers used with more modern wall and wood.
lenjanih added this to lenjanih's Ideas
July 8, 2013
farahrafie added this to farahrafie's ideas
July 7, 2013
reagangeoff added this to Exterior Ideas
July 4, 2013
railing horizontal slats
4trading added this to 4trading's Ideas
July 3, 2013
split face block
rschneider added this to Deck ideas
July 3, 2013
Same material, different pattern
Vijay Sree Ram Siddamsetty added this to K.Krishna Kumar
July 1, 2013
Tiles with vertical and horizontal lines
Lisa Stewart added this to Entrance
June 30, 2013
Charming curb appeal
skhollinger added this to TInnas
June 25, 2013
slats above wall
djk155 added this to rocky225's ideas
June 25, 2013
gdnewport added this to gdnewport's Ideas
June 22, 2013
The fence
primoleen added this to great outdoors
June 21, 2013
wall with the wood fence
ivypoison added this to ivypoison's ideas
June 21, 2013
wall with slats
Brian Wade added this to garage - wall - fence - patio
June 20, 2013
mwws143 added this to Exterior
June 18, 2013
Like privacy fencing
alohatootz added this to Exterior Ideas
June 17, 2013
slats across the upper roofline windows too..
fesla added this to Minimalist gate
June 16, 2013
May work well with our wood tone
Joel Alden added this to joel_alden's Ideas
June 15, 2013
matthuth added this to matthuth's Ideas
June 12, 2013
lubrense added this to Fence
June 11, 2013
Stone with wooden top
Rex Sapinoso added this to rex_sapinoso's Ideas
June 9, 2013
sjohnston1227 added this to Backyard
June 5, 2013
Lattice on top
Clare Wylie added this to clare_wylie's Ideas
June 5, 2013
jmgomez31 added this to jmgomez31's Ideas
June 5, 2013
cerca madera
annepark added this to outside - fence
June 2, 2013
meglub3000 added this to Exterior Ideas
May 29, 2013
horizontal wood slats
kkrober added this to bw
May 26, 2013
nrachelj added this to entry
May 25, 2013
stacked block on right side, wood screening
thie added this to thie's ideas
May 25, 2013
Low maintenance fence
chizzle added this to Via entry
May 24, 2013
Brick and wood combo. Could steal bricks from back porch.
azmoe added this to azmoe's Ideas
May 18, 2013
The bricks
heklints added this to heklints's ideas
May 18, 2013
patio fence
Chickering Place added this to favorite ideas
May 18, 2013
fence trim concept
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May 17, 2013
شكل السور الجديد
vincez72 added this to vincez72's Ideas
May 15, 2013
rachr added this to Outdoor
May 14, 2013
naomilieberman added this to naomilieberman's ideas
May 13, 2013
Horizontal slats.
calliecooper added this to Patio Ideas
May 8, 2013
Almost private fencing!
corissa80 added this to corissa80's Ideas
May 7, 2013
Stone grey with wood fence
sandishaul added this to sandishaul's ideas
May 6, 2013
fencing over the retaining wall
kceltnieks added this to kceltnieks's ideas
May 6, 2013
Gable End Screen
Mark Brandon Contracting added this to Bobs Entry Porch
May 5, 2013
Full brick column simple structure roof
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April 28, 2013
combination of textures
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April 28, 2013
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April 28, 2013
Staket mur
Dinotra Coffie added this to backyard
April 27, 2013
wood fence
larcpr added this to Bathroom Ideas
April 27, 2013
The split wood and brick portion.
Kell Architects added this to Pepin Hill
April 25, 2013
Exterior concrete block and wood siding
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April 25, 2013
Mimi Allison added this to fencing
April 24, 2013
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