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Modern House Exterior

Photo: Shelley Gardea Photography © 2012
Design: Kras Design Studio, 805.451.3172
Kras Design Studio 805.451.3172

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November 3, 2013
Dino TURCHI design wrote:
Im really interested to see the front entry & how it were incorporated
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Shelley Gardea
Hello! The front entry to this home is so beautiful with a dramatic front door. Did you see the entire tour of this home? There are photos of the entry, I will attach the link. To the left of the garage door is a walkway that leads to a courtyard and that is where you enter the home. Check it out:
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April 21, 2013
shanny wrote:
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Anyone? Please? :)
    Bookmark   April 21, 2013 at 9:21PM
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No, we have never had an issue with cracking or shifting of any type with our driveway. However, we generally park on the street so we aren't constantly bearing weight on it. It's super tough though. Sorry for the delay in answering!
    Bookmark   January 4, 2014 at 11:25AM
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April 18, 2013
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Hi! It is copper, and we used a chemical to hand "age" it. :) It wears more and more beautifully over time.
    Bookmark   January 4, 2014 at 11:23AM
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November 4, 2012
superstarer wrote:
YARD NEATNESS - Is your yard always neat
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Hahaha no… we have dogs… and they have needs ;)
    Bookmark   January 4, 2014 at 11:24AM
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March 7, 2012
jm04 wrote:
House Needs a Facelift! - Love, Love Love the linear look! Would it be possible to incorporate the wood slat idea on a 1960's bungalow? The front (which has a single door, living room and kitchen window) and a gable end and one side of the house which has a side door and two windows are what you see from the road.
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How do you post a photo of your house on Houzz for feedback?
    Bookmark   October 17, 2012 at 7:56PM
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Modiano Design
What type of Wood is used for the design ? I love this !
    Bookmark   November 29, 2014 at 9:22PM
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March 4, 2012
Kathleen Cochrun wrote:
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Shelley Gardea
Hi Kathleen,
The homeowners used a fancier redwood on the house face for its durability and stained it to the exact tone they wanted... a more chocolate hue.
It is 1x6 horizontal redwood siding on 2x furring over stucco. Extension is the same continued above the roof line with cutout for visual interest and to break the massivity of the piece.
I am attaching a few photos so you can see it from other angles. Yes, they did an amazing job!
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Shelley Gardea
Here's another photo
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July 25, 2014
wildta wrote:
Love the driveway! How do you irrigate it though?
August 15, 2012
katm6 wrote:
LOVE the garage door - what's the material?

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Karl Kras of Kras Design Studio transformed the front of the home to give it a fantastic modern facade. "He turned a completely boring, flat, '60s facade into a kickin' modern presentation," Lee-Hawk says. The horizontal rich wood slats next to the variation in color tones in the garage door make for an unexpected and beautiful first impression.
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This driveway-courtyard has two things going for it: line and rhythm. Bands of poured-in-place concrete alternate with similar-size bands of turf. You have to admit, this is way more exciting than an ordinary concrete driveway. The design transforms what would otherwise be a utilitarian driveway into a delightful, graphic auto court. The horizontal lines of the architecture play nicely with this treatment. And using bands of grass is a great way to make your driveway permeable.
Steven Corley Randel, Architect added this to Key Measurements for the Perfect Garage
Save double doors for contemporary architecture in which horizontal lines dominate the theme.

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dracobleu added this to Front view
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Es la idea básica, de un lado la puerta de cochera y el otro la madera
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1 x 6 redwood on 2x furring strips. Stained
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straight awning
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detail above single garage door
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square garage
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Wood wall
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is this fake grass, kind of interesting idea.
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driveway for rv
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Garage door and overhang Concrete Strips
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garage and siding
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narrow cutout planter area for tall grasses, vines, etc
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front porch siding
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Garage outside
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Wood sliding
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wood trelis
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horizontal grass paths
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I really like the design feature on the right with the wood and the metal lines as maybe a column possiblity.
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Garage 2
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Garage grass strips for extra parking
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Wood slats
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love everything about this!
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combination of lawn an d paving; modern trellis over garage door; exterior materials.
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Front view
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Awesome look for a garage door
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garage door siding
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Wood above door
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Empower office
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Driveway planting
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Wall in back by pool?
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Would look unique in suburbia
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front driveway
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Wood accent walls
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Metal slats mixed with wood
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love the garage door!
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possible face lift on the front of my house
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Maybe a little of both. Grass and wood instead of concrete
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Garage door lawn driveway wood accents
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front yard
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What a GREAT way to reface front house needing restucco'ing. But wonder how they remove for painting and staining the wood????
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Outside contrast
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Outside wood garage. Also planters
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Garage door
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Backyard and/or front yard
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The driveway. Also the wood wall. Can be a good idea to make up the front of my house.
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Reclaim wood
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grass and concrete
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Love the driveway
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copper door
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Portón y jardín
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Siding for the front of the house?
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what is garage door, John?
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Porte de garage acier Corten
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garage door
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Exterior application of redwood
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slat wall facade
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Flat roof garGe
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Front drive
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love the garage door.
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Garage front floor to put planters on sides
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exterior rain screen
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I love the dark wood on the right. I picture the facade darker after seeing this. Thoughts? -Ted
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Garage doors and grass with cement
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Walkway design
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Habillage extérieur sympa
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Future exterior for home.
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Garage and overhang
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External siding
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Play with multi-tone woods
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love the colors
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the likes in this picture makes it more noticeable and makes it more deportable.
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Garage and wood
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Warm and modern
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Exterior Wood treatment
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wood facade
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gives a good view from the street
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i love the wood slats
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exterior wood wall and decorative wood over garage
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Driveway and garage
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The wooden wall
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Garage door panels
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Gergely Driveway
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Side garage?
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Exterior look
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Flat panel garage door. Siding.
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Simple pergola.
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garage door
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steel garage overhead door
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The wood awning above the garage door. We could do something like this above the den.
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Cool modern stucco and wood with trellis over garage
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Overhang on garage and wood wall
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Wood panels for crawler plants
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Garage door
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the wood siding and the grass/paving
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very simple enclosed box
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Element: Line Horizontal lines create a feeling of repose, solidity, and strength.
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Driveway pavers
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exterior wall covering
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could be as simple as this
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Wood detail
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Love the wood
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wood and stucco
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