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ottawa ave exterior contemporary exterior

ottawa ave exterior


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pjpaskell wrote:
What materials were used for the drip edge and fascia? Thank you
   Comment   November 26, 2012
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The fascia is a pre-finished rough facia board installed with the smooth side facing out. The drip edge is standard aluminum drip edge.
January 18, 2013 at 2:57pm   
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Hi what are the paint colors you used for this please! (trim too!)
July 1, 2013 at 3:57pm   
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Rick Russell wrote:
What is the color of the stucco finish?
   Comment   March 14, 2011
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the driveway looks like concrete with a sand finish.
June 29, 2013 at 10:23pm   
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i would also like to know what the color of the stucco is?
June 29, 2013 at 10:24pm   
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bhavan_1010 wrote:
what colour stain is it and what kind of wood is it? - thanks
   Comment   December 28, 2013
pablomsu wrote:
Exterior Materials? - It looks like FSC wood siding, welded steel plating around the roof, and possibly painted (or color-tinted) concrete fiberboard panels? Could you please confirm?
   Comment   July 29, 2013
maryalicem wrote:
Is this colored concrete? If so, what color and is it a broom finish?
   Comment   July 15, 2013
bhavan_1010 wrote:
Wood type and stucco brand/color info please - Can you please tell me what this wood is and any stain put on it? Also, what color of exterior paint is this? The wood and stucco make an interesting duo. Thanks!
   Comment   April 12, 2013
jloren wrote:
door - who manufactured the front door?
   Comment   September 4, 2012

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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.
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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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sloping flower bed on steps
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front yard - like this idea to keep it private
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acid wash concrete
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concrete stair layout
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Wood siding under eaves
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Planter & step
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Step down walk way and planters
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Great example of how to separate the driveway from the pathway with these well articulated planters and steps.
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like the ideas for the steps and planters
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Beton box where are the trees
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Decent Colour Scheme
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Stairs w boxes, squares & pebbles inter grated.
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staggered planters, concrete, stairs, landscape screen between driveway and walk.
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integrated planters
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Walk or drive. Also disability conscious.
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steps & driveway entry
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like lay out of windows and compound
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square raised planters and angular steps...
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yard terraces
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steps, planters
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Planters next to driveway
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ottawa ave
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Few steps of concrete with stones on flat surfaces
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Front entrance
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like the cement planters.
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Driveway: stone accent lines
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Wood on exterior
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Concrete drive & pavers
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Where to soften or distract from the concrete driveway
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concrete stairs
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don't like the pavers with pebbles- maintainance nightmare
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exterior siding
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like the finish
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raised beds..visual interest
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concrete steps, driveway and good tie in to back yard
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Steps with planters
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I like these planters
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contained gardens in symmetrical shapes
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Maybe a way to deal with walkway around house
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Garage door
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Landings between steps stepping stones with stone mulch
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steps next to driveway
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flower boxes
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box at corner of driveway and yard
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Facia black wood soffit
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Permeability with gravel channels for backyard stairs
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has some nice, simple elements
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window interest for boring wall
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planter in concrete in sloping driveway
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I like this for a sloped front yard - simple and geometric
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like simple concrete design.
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Like this
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driveway design
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maybe a frosted panel in the garage doors?
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do we design in beds between driveway and front lawn ? so concrete of driveway is not just one with sidewalk ?
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white vinyl windows
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exterior siding
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Light grey
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Exterior finish adex with wood
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white vinyl windows
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Planter boxes on slope
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concrete steps
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Landscape for stares
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Modern, materials, levels
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house color
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Stairs and planters
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CIP concrete stairs and retaining bed w/ square concrete pavers set in gravel
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stamped concrete
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concrete steps up
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planters and stairs
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cement boxes
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Planter boxes incorporated into the hardscape
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November 1, 2013
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Mixed materials and window sizes
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October 31, 2013
like planter boxes and house
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October 30, 2013
color scheme
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Concrete driveway & stairs
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Mixed media exterior and Windows
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October 27, 2013
Really attractive entry
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front drive. Planters.
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House and the front
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Read the last line.....
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garage door
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Like the cement boxes that blend with the steps. Smooth transitions.
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Cement steps and beds
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Siding Prefer no wood
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planter idea
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Modern, windows, landscaping, simple lines
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I like the look of the house.
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nice facade
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concrete landing stairs
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cold make concrete beds have flowers overflowing to soften them
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Gray, brown, black, white
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nice colors on house
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I like the the design of this house
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For the south side?
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walkway, planters, hardscape
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nice house
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Garage door contrast to matte earth tone color
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simplicity, streamlined, modern
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This would be a total redesign of our current front yard to bring in linear steps and planter boxes...yikes! There is an interesting use of natural retaining walls on the left hand side to contrast with the modern concrete.
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concrete steps
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cement container for tree
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entry walk
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like the different textures and colors
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concrete planters
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use of poured concrete and aggregate for a simple effective landscape
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close to us
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Steps and canteros
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color and wood
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Escalera exterior
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Oh yeah
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Planter boxes
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contained garden.
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steps down by side of drive
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Works perfectly with this type of home
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Wood around garage door
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Do the driveway in concrete
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Steps and planters
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Abbey- rich colored wood on grey looks good
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Concrete Planter
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