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Modern House Exterior

Photo: Shelley Gardea Photography © 2012
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Design: Kras Design Studio, 805.451.3172
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deanoturchi wrote:
Im really interested to see the front entry & how it were incorporated
   Comment   November 3, 2013
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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:
November 3, 2013 at 10:26pm     
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shanny wrote:
Does concrete shift under the weight of the vehicles? - Does concrete shift under the weight of the vehicles? If not, is there something that stabilizes it underneath?
   Comment   April 21, 2013
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shanny
Anyone? Please? :)
April 21, 2013 at 9:21pm   
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erinhawk
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!
January 4, 2014 at 11:25am   
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Brittany Lawrence wrote:
Is the gargae door made of steel? - Any and all info about this door would be great! Thanks so much
   Comment   April 18, 2013
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erinhawk
Hi! It is copper, and we used a chemical to hand "age" it. :) It wears more and more beautifully over time.
January 4, 2014 at 11:23am   
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superstarer wrote:
YARD NEATNESS - Is your yard always neat
   Comment   November 4, 2012
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erinhawk
Hahaha no… we have dogs… and they have needs ;)
January 4, 2014 at 11:24am   
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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.
   Comment   March 7, 2012
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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.
March 7, 2012 at 4:41pm   
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cnimens
How do you post a photo of your house on Houzz for feedback?
October 17, 2012 at 7:56pm   
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Kathleen Cochrun wrote:
Siding material - It looks amazing! Few questions... 1. Is this Ipe? 2. Is it mounted on metal (steel?) 2 x 4's? 3. Any other info about how they continued the siding above the roofline would be appreciated. Thanks!
   Comment   March 4, 2012
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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!
Shelley
March 5, 2012 at 11:24am     
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Here's another photo
March 5, 2012 at 11:28am     
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katm6 wrote:
LOVE the garage door - what's the material?
   Comment   August 15, 2012
skm10924 wrote:
Grass & Concrete? - What kind of grass is planted between the concreted area? or is that another material? Thinking of making an area like this in my back. Also might consider using K9 grass...
   Comment   June 18, 2012

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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.

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