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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? :)
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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!
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April 18, 2013
Brittany Lawrence wrote:
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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.
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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 ;)
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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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Shelley Gardea
I'm so glad you love it! I think it's great too and my friend Erin has an eye for style. I took the photos, however I suggest you get in touch with Kras Design Studio (805) 967-1982 to get an architects point of view to your question. His company is the one who designed this. Have you posted a photo of your house and asked for feedback from the architects on Houzz? To see more photos of this exterior look at the reply to the other question posted about the wood slats.
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How do you post a photo of your house on Houzz for feedback?
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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?
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August 15, 2012
katm6 wrote:
LOVE the garage door - what's the material?
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What Houzz contributors are saying:

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.
Debra Prinzing added this to Keep Your Garden in Lines
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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November 21, 2014
love the garage door.
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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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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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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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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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Side garage?
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Flat panel garage door. Siding.
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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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Wood detail
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Love the wood
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Copper garage door
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