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Modern Exterior Update

Out in the countryside of Boise lays an up beat family neighborhood where the homes and people are nice and polite, its one of those old fashioned neighborhoods where you see people walking there dogs waving at each other and stopping to talk about the days ups and downs. The pace of life is a bit slower, but the aesthetic is becoming dated and so typical. One homeowner wanted to change their way of living and their surroundings to something more urban and modern but wanted to keep the lifestyle and pace that is present in the neighborhood. We came up with unique ideas that completely sets this home apart from the neighborhood but gives a sense of richness and a breath of fresh air as you drive through.

Materials were carefully chosen to incorporate the softness of nature and the hard modern lines of the city and “modern” design. Cedar that was taken through a long three part process of staining, drying, wiping went up as the main focal point, we wanted to begin accentuating the horizontal lines of this tall home to bring the scale back to a more personal level. Cedar, by itself, would look to bland, even though the stain is beautiful it needed a pop and a bit of contrast. Anodized aluminum reveals were added to continue the horizontal theme and make the cedar pop even more against the new dark paint colors on the home. This reveal begins to highlight more custom work as the powder coated sunshades cantilever off of the homes front providing that last needed detail to bring the whole project together. They not only provide visual interest, but are a functional piece of artwork as well. All of these elements welcome you into the front porch where you stand, gazing at a glowing frosted glass door wanting to know what is inside.

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