DeForest Architects
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Courtyard House midcentury-exterior
 

Courtyard House

Contractor: Prestige Residential Construction; Interior Design: NB Design Group; Photo: Benjamin Benschneider
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Mike Young wrote:
What colour is the stain on the cedar fence? - Love that stain colour....ready to stain mine and want it the same.
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Heather Calzada
Yes, what is the type of wood and the stain? Simply beautiful!
July 30, 2014 at 3:36PM   
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Thank you for the kind words. It is Ipe wood with a custom stain. DA+
July 30, 2014 at 4:23PM   
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foxinsocks23 wrote:
Roof - metal or pvc? - Elegant design. It looks like a metal roof on the main structure. Is the eco-friendly roof pvc? I see rocks, but didn't think it would be a build-up tar roof. Thanks!
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Yes, the upper roof is standing seam metal. The green roof has a continuous membrane below planted trays. I believe it is a TPO membrane.
August 15, 2013 at 1:35AM     
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ciro20 wrote:
The siding on the garage and house - What type of siding is used on the main parts of the house? Are the panels? Rainscreen? I really appreciate the way you tied outdoor living with the indoors. So many times people just worry about the inside and have a transitional disconnect when going from one to another, however not the case here. Great job!
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It is a product called channel glass--u-shaped pieces of glass set back to back with a translucent fill for insulation.
August 14, 2013 at 11:15AM     
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gildaarantes
Maravilhosa arquitetura, tanto externa quanto interna, parabéns ao projetista !
August 14, 2013 at 1:03PM   
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rosildafaria wrote:
Por Favor, A estrutura é de aço?
   Comment   August 14, 2013

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The house sits between Lake Washington and a narrow street, so DeForest had to choreograph a balance between privacy along the street and opening up to the views. On the public side he created a series of screens that give the exterior interest and rhythm, while also providing privacy. A fence at the ground level provides a first layer of privacy from the street, while a wall of glass opens the house to the courtyard; at the bedroom level, a ribbon of channel glass is modulated by periodic windows to afford views of the hillside from the upper hall, and a large sheltering roof ties it all together.
Different Types of GlassThis house has translucent channel glass incorporated into its front elevation, while still allowing views through narrow vision-glass panes on the side and clerestories above.
Preliminary QuestionsThe first four questions consider the particulars of your situation and what design elements are already in place. 1. What do you want from your fence design? If the fence’s function is to define the property line, keep in children or animals, or be an aesthetic complement to the house, then the best choice may be a lower fence that is both functional and can connect visually with the entire house. If you’re looking for privacy, a higher fence is needed — 6 feet is the typical height for a privacy fence. A privacy fence will have a less direct visual connection with the house and usually engages more with the second story.Hreno also asks, “Is [the fence] intended to be a strong visual, or should it disappear? Does it have a dual purpose, or should it be an art object?” Considering your overall aspirations will help narrow your fence options from the start. Also research local regulations before you begin your fence design. Know height restrictions and where, legally, the fence can be set.Shown: A horizontal board-on-board privacy fence blocks the home’s first-floor view but connects visually and stylistically with the second story.See more photos of privacy fences

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