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November 26, 2012
pjpaskell wrote:
What materials were used for the drip edge and fascia? Thank you
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Hi what are the paint colors you used for this please! (trim too!)
    Bookmark   July 1, 2013 at 3:57PM
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Beautiful house.
    Bookmark   January 27, 2015 at 11:48AM
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March 14, 2011
Rick Russell wrote:
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the driveway looks like concrete with a sand finish.
    Bookmark   June 29, 2013 at 10:23PM
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i would also like to know what the color of the stucco is?
    Bookmark   June 29, 2013 at 10:24PM
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January 27, 2015
fdelie wrote:
What color was used on the house please?
September 6, 2014
lesliekatzman wrote:
What types of small trees did you use in the planters? Thanks!
December 28, 2013
bhavan_1010 wrote:
what colour stain is it and what kind of wood is it? - thanks
July 15, 2013
maryalicem wrote:
Is this colored concrete? If so, what color and is it a broom finish?
April 12, 2013
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September 4, 2012
jloren wrote:

What Houzz contributors are saying:

Sometimes concrete can leave a home feeling cold, but this beautiful modern home looks warm and inviting with the help of rich surrounding colors.
4. The Sloped DrivewayThe challenge: Creating planting pockets that are easy to manage.Solution A: Combine a stepped pathway to one side of the drive with a series of built-in planters between the two.This design almost makes me wish I had a sloping driveway. It not only solves the problem of planting, but by incorporating a series of wide, shallow steps, the designer has made the journey on foot much more comfortable.The square and rectangular planters tie in with the motif used for the garage door and windows.If you build raised beds, you can keep the soil surface level, avoiding the problem of erosion after a heavy rainfall as well as allowing for deeper soil to support trees and larger shrubs. For added interest these could always be brightened with seasonal color, yet this simple approach is in keeping with the overall planting theme of the home.
Jay Sifford Garden Design added this to 6 Suggestions for Harmonious Hardscaping
Boldly embrace your hardscape. At times a bolder approach is the best approach. Here the designer has embraced the use of hardscaping by creating and wrapping planter boxes in the hardscape. The effective use of plant material helps to soften and balance this front yard. If this approach is too austere for you, consider softening the edges of the planters with a creeping and cascading ground cover.

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Concrete steps and planter
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Textures and colours
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Dark gray, gray, and brick red combo
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Flower bed
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February 25, 2015
I like the walkway with the planters on the sides
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February 24, 2015
Like planters separating steep drive and less steep,walkway/steps
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February 23, 2015
Exterior colors
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February 21, 2015
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February 18, 2015
looking for walkway ideas kcf
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Stairs to entry
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February 5, 2015
like the squares with rock in between
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February 5, 2015
stairs converted from driveway
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January 25, 2015
Planters reference
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January 17, 2015
diff levels look nice
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January 13, 2015
planters in sloping garden
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January 12, 2015
A perfect example of alignment- modern architecture with negative space as the driveway.
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January 9, 2015
like this house exterior
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January 4, 2015
sloped walkway
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December 30, 2014
Mix of pavers and concrete
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December 30, 2014
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December 21, 2014
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December 15, 2014
step landing detail
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November 26, 2014
stone ingravel
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November 7, 2014
The design of home
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November 1, 2014
contrexemple moins intéressant
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October 31, 2014
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October 29, 2014
Lots of cement, but it looks nice
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October 26, 2014
Front yard idea
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October 24, 2014
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Katie Spenner added this to landscape
October 15, 2014
FAVORITE front pathway. to draw attention to front door. Small planters between driveway and path.
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October 13, 2014
Smooth lines with the steps broken up into smaller squares
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October 11, 2014
Cool landscape
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October 10, 2014
The landing after the last step.
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October 6, 2014
too red for Noel
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October 2, 2014
Planters. Gravel & stone path.
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September 28, 2014
Cement boxes
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September 28, 2014
bottom color
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September 28, 2014
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September 27, 2014
Modern look... Idea for kids
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September 27, 2014
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September 23, 2014
Front yard
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garage is separate element
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September 12, 2014
mixed elements
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September 6, 2014
The planter
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September 3, 2014
glass garage door. hardscaping
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August 30, 2014
Exterior fachada
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August 28, 2014
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August 27, 2014
The little 4 block landing
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August 26, 2014
White windows
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August 25, 2014
staggered steps with small stones
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August 22, 2014
Garten Betteinfassung
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August 20, 2014
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August 19, 2014
Exterior colour
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August 19, 2014
Mix between horizontal wood and fiber cement board
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August 17, 2014
Front steps 5
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August 13, 2014
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August 11, 2014
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August 5, 2014
Lots! ; )
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August 3, 2014
Walkway plus parking
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July 28, 2014
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July 27, 2014
landings driveway next to walkway
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July 22, 2014
like the simple lines
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July 21, 2014
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July 20, 2014
Stairs and planters with driveway
Jamie Schultz added this to stairs
July 18, 2014
gradual stairs without railings and side box for planting or a tree
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July 17, 2014
exterior colours
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July 17, 2014
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July 16, 2014
Amy added this to Front yard
July 15, 2014
clean lined planters
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July 14, 2014
combine stone and smooth concrete
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July 13, 2014
planter idea
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July 13, 2014
Wood siding on garage
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July 11, 2014
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July 9, 2014
Love house colors
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July 8, 2014
mix des couleurs
Martin Jurek added this to martin_jurek's Ideas
July 6, 2014
Roof and ladscaping
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July 5, 2014
white windows in grey two toned contemporary house
Charter Bay Home Builders added this to 26 Modern Exteriors
July 1, 2014
Bronze Facia and Drip Edge
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June 29, 2014
steps and landscape
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June 28, 2014
nancy387 added this to stone pathways
June 28, 2014
using the bland concrete as a paver but the "paver" is broken up with the stones
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June 26, 2014
front yard
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June 25, 2014
Concrete planters along driveway
Meghan Workman added this to front yard
June 20, 2014
gray brown redwood and concrete color
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June 18, 2014
stairway gardens
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June 17, 2014
ret walls and steps
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June 16, 2014
Steps, concrete?
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June 16, 2014
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June 14, 2014
misty added this to mistypeers's Ideas
June 12, 2014
Awesome concrete stairs n driveway combined
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June 11, 2014
I think I like those exterior materials
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June 10, 2014
front steps
kdmoonbeam added this to kdmoonbeam's ideas for Brookstown
June 10, 2014
Notice the white windows??? Looks ok
Rob Ark added this to mud room for peter and april
June 9, 2014
add t & g to front facade
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June 8, 2014
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June 8, 2014
Nice landscaping at front
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June 8, 2014
Square boxes
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June 6, 2014
Concrete planter
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June 3, 2014
concrete planter box to sloped driveway
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June 1, 2014
flower boxes are cement
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May 30, 2014
Lisa McKnight added this to front gardens
May 26, 2014
separated walk/steps from driveway. Good structured planter boxes
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May 25, 2014
exterior paint color
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May 25, 2014
front walkway and planters
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May 24, 2014
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May 24, 2014
exterior colors and materials
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May 24, 2014
steps and raised flower beds
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May 23, 2014
concrete stairs
sydster added this to Sydster's Idea book
May 23, 2014
joessa added this to house exterior
May 21, 2014
pretty cool gray & red/orange accents
Skye Kooyman added this to Outside
May 21, 2014
Front yard tiered idea.
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May 21, 2014
Simple look
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May 20, 2014
white trim windows
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May 19, 2014
Modern house
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May 18, 2014
hedge and terraced levels
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May 18, 2014
Different size planter boxes
Katrina Sanford added this to Landscape Loves
May 18, 2014
Interaction between stairs and plant box
conniebuhl added this to EASY CARE DRIVEWAYS
May 18, 2014
This is great. Easy care. Clean lines. Steps match driveway but walls are dry stack. Use of a few large pavers adds interest. Love this!
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May 18, 2014
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May 16, 2014
love love
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May 13, 2014
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May 11, 2014
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May 10, 2014
Pathway steps
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May 9, 2014
Planter in steps
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May 9, 2014
Boîte à fleurs à côté escalier
bsergew added this to Landscaping
May 8, 2014
concrete planters!
brianbergman added this to brianbergman's ideas
May 7, 2014
pour in concrete planters
darrowphilip added this to dry Stack
May 7, 2014
terrancing mix
jamiesolo added this to jamiesolo's ideas
May 5, 2014
Front stairs
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May 5, 2014
House B
brierss added this to brierss's ideas
May 3, 2014
big concrete slabs
Sun Moon added this to garden resort style
May 1, 2014
boldly embrace your hardscape with planters
patfogarty added this to exterior
April 30, 2014
Aluminum windows and garage door with wood front door
jlwcaruso added this to jlwcaruso's Ideas
April 28, 2014
the exterior roof the house
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April 27, 2014
suss3251 added this to Front doors
April 27, 2014
Nice combo of front door and garage door that are complementary
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April 26, 2014
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April 25, 2014
Possible colours scheme with wooden windows
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April 24, 2014
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April 24, 2014
Love the style of the home
libbyh added this to libbyh's ideas
April 23, 2014
insets of square pavers and stone
salsasgirl added this to exterior
April 22, 2014
Soffit facia and front door.
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April 20, 2014
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April 18, 2014
sloping flower bed on steps
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April 18, 2014
adelmanhous added this to Outdoor living
April 18, 2014
front yard - like this idea to keep it private
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April 18, 2014
acid wash concrete
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April 18, 2014
Courtney Olander added this to Sawaya Willmer
April 17, 2014
Front yard - Concept #2 and #4 2'x2' pavers set in 1/4" washed gravel or 1"-2" polished pebbles. Dark gravel or pebbles would look best.
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April 16, 2014
Cement boxes
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April 16, 2014
concrete stairs
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April 15, 2014
Exterior colors and wood
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April 13, 2014
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April 13, 2014
Front drive
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April 12, 2014
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April 12, 2014
concrete stair layout
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April 9, 2014
House color
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April 7, 2014
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April 5, 2014
Wood siding under eaves
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April 4, 2014
Planter & step
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April 4, 2014
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April 3, 2014
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April 2, 2014
Step down walk way and planters
Owen Landscape Architect added this to Notions
April 2, 2014
Great example of how to separate the driveway from the pathway with these well articulated planters and steps.
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March 30, 2014
dwellgirl77 added this to Driveway designs
March 30, 2014
like the ideas for the steps and planters
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March 30, 2014
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March 30, 2014
Beton box where are the trees
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March 29, 2014
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March 29, 2014
Decent Colour Scheme
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