David Matero Architecture
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The Lean Too House contemporary-exterior
 

The Lean Too House

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Orientation was key. The house and windows were placed to make the most of solar gain during the winter, and Douglas fir sunshades block the direct sunlight in the summer. "I was here last week when it was 90 degrees outside, but the temperature inside the house was 73 degrees, thanks to the sunshades," attests Matero. And no, the house does not have air conditioning.The shades also add an interesting architectural element to the home's facade, connecting it to its wooded surroundings.
Mariana Pickering (Emu Architects) added this to 6 Ways to Cool Off Without Air Conditioning
The more shading you can include on the outside, the better. If you can’t afford a new matching set of shutters, consider a simple overhang made with brackets and timber slats to block your windows from the intense summer sun.

What Houzzers are commenting on:

redfawn added this to Landscaping
January 15, 2015
Love the overhang. Would add a nice look to our house
Carolyn Singleton added this to awning on side of house
January 11, 2015
Wood
cseagraves added this to cseagraves's ideas
January 11, 2015
picture
sue hinrichsen added this to tangozoom's ideas
January 11, 2015
Pergalas
jcarlson711 added this to Energy Saving
January 11, 2015
Energy saving. Simple inexpensive
daggett89 added this to garden
January 11, 2015
window shade
maggiemae155 added this to Sustainable & Energy Efficient
January 8, 2015
he more shading you can include on the outside, the better. If you can’t afford a new matching set of shutters, consider a simple overhang made with brackets and timber slats to block your windows from the intense summer sun.
kiwilover added this to kiwilover's ideas
January 7, 2015
Did this already. Planted Wisteria and when blooming looked like curtain valances
jverwijs added this to jverwijs's ideas
December 24, 2014
The more shading you can include on the outside, the better. If you can’t afford a new matching set of shutters, consider a simple overhang made with brackets and timber slats to block your windows from the intense summer sun.
kcreech added this to kcreech's ideas
December 24, 2014
Really great window ideas!!!
bcuyler added this to pagosa windows
December 17, 2014
make shade givers like this that are removable in winter?
islandgirl1951 added this to islandgirl1951's ideas
December 15, 2014
exterior shade
tdunlevy added this to Exterior Front of House
December 14, 2014
consider a simple overhang made with brackets and timber slats to block your windows from the intense summer sun.
Martin Correia added this to Patio Alero
December 12, 2014
sombra ventana
karensenders added this to garage doors
November 23, 2014
trellis
awoodsatx added this to landscape
November 17, 2014
blue building
Jorge De La Vega added this to jorge_delavega's Ideas
November 12, 2014
Gris
sunchi added this to sunchi's ideas
November 9, 2014
shading of wood overhang on brackets seems effective zz
gio91504 added this to Design
November 5, 2014
trulls idea for backyard 12ft door and mb window
maureen_kinsey added this to Highland Reno
November 5, 2014
Possible Arch for side of home
Linda Masarsky Interior Design added this to lvm1959's ideas
November 2, 2014
Slat awnings
mlourdes1022 added this to mlourdes1022's ideas
November 2, 2014
vines can grow on overhang
pippin124 added this to PIPPIN124
October 29, 2014
Shade from sun
mimarsaniye added this to 83715's ideas
October 20, 2014
gölgelik
loripasco added this to Windows Treatments
October 19, 2014
The more shading you can include on the outside, the better. If you can’t afford a new matching set of shutters, consider a simple overhang made with brackets and timber slats to block your windows from the intense summer sun.
ivette63 added this to overhang
September 20, 2014
Wood
sdsprague added this to Exterior Ideas
September 18, 2014
design, easy enough to build.
serge1295 added this to maisons originales
September 17, 2014
réduire la climatisation
vysokolan added this to Practico
September 17, 2014
tapar las ventanas con las maderas de arriba para mantener el ambiente fresco
jatibodeau added this to Exterior Ideas
September 16, 2014
Pergola design
drbashir added this to Exterior Desgin
September 16, 2014
Exterior5
peebee23 added this to peebee23's ideas
September 15, 2014
looks great. easy to make. don't have to worry about removing it during winter.
mjkjrobinson added this to house
September 14, 2014
Shading the home is a very good idea
stellavargas added this to window ideas
September 14, 2014
shading on exterior
nvrlicak added this to nvrlicak's ideas
September 14, 2014
Blocks west sun
carlou59 added this to House Exterior
September 14, 2014
The more shading you can include on the outside, the better.... consider a simple overhang made with brackets and timber slats to block your windows from the intense summer sun.
rossybel3 added this to rossybel3's Ideas
September 14, 2014
Sun blocking
michaelshopkins added this to Exteriors
September 14, 2014
e.g. brise soleil
csenger added this to csenger's ideas
September 14, 2014
The exterior sun shade design for the south facing windows at DH.
reluse72 added this to reluse72's ideas
September 12, 2014
window shade
rababar added this to rababar's Ideas
September 10, 2014
to block the summer sun
Linda Redey added this to Kenmore e house
September 10, 2014
Trellis idea
avajoyinfante added this to Exterior
September 8, 2014
The more shading you can include on the outside, the better. If you can’t afford a new matching set of shutters, consider a simple overhang made with brackets and timber slats to block your windows from the intense summer sun.
Alison Wright added this to alisonww inspirational images & design idea's
September 7, 2014
I love this because I am about to bake!
hhyland added this to Tiny Houses
September 7, 2014
simplicity of the shade
bears9mom added this to Exterior
September 6, 2014
Great idea!
janiel928 added this to Outdoors
September 4, 2014
Shading
hoveroveryou added this to Back yard ideas
September 3, 2014
Trellis
paulie4neil added this to paulie4neil's ideas
September 3, 2014
Barbara's kitchen window?
cl51mmons added this to Window treatments
September 3, 2014
The more shading you can include on the outside, the better. If you can’t afford a new matching set of shutters, consider a simple overhang made with brackets and timber slats to block your windows from the intense summer sun.
danaeludwig added this to Brent's Modern Farmhouse
September 3, 2014
Sun Shading
rockitz added this to rockitz's ideas
September 3, 2014
controlling sun and breaking up/adding house lines
Stacey Hartley-Smith added this to webuser_515958's ideas
September 3, 2014
above window wood for my house
fesenjam added this to fesenjam's ideas
September 1, 2014
Outside shading best. Simple overhang.
Barnett Design Group added this to barnett residence
August 31, 2014
window overhangs
buhler added this to windows
August 28, 2014
shade
ashdmc added this to ashdmc's ideas
August 27, 2014
great idea for an energy-efficient house
dunawaymc added this to Exterior details
August 27, 2014
Clean, effective
baker015 added this to Porch. Deck. Patio.
August 27, 2014
Love the shade effect for the windows
carolshughes added this to exterior
August 26, 2014
Bracketed rather than posted
Veronica Noome added this to veronica_noome's ideas
August 26, 2014
I like the wood
pureheart added this to HOUZZ
August 25, 2014
window shading
karinebertz added this to Shading the patio
August 25, 2014
Simple to make
rideranonymous added this to Exterior Colours and Finishing Details
August 24, 2014
Window shades.
blucas7234 added this to blucas7234's ideas
August 21, 2014
awning
Patrick Pittman added this to patrick_pittman's Ideas
August 21, 2014
Simple wood awning
g903978 added this to g903978's ideas
August 20, 2014
i like the color of the wall
eva62 added this to eva62's ideas
August 20, 2014
passive shade
quimper added this to Exterior Ideas
August 20, 2014
out door shade possiblities?
swalter123 added this to front porch
August 20, 2014
corball support
nmcky added this to nmcky's ideas
August 20, 2014
back windows option
gustav33 added this to outdoor
August 19, 2014
If you can’t afford a new matching set of shutters, consider a simple overhang made with brackets and timber slats to block your windows from the intense summer sun.
redbarnes added this to redbarnes's Ideas
August 19, 2014
garage topper
ollakay added this to ollakay's ideas
August 19, 2014
Out side Window protection from sun
katieivan added this to Creative Ideas
August 18, 2014
add to southern exposed windows to cut down on energy.
ellaselenamoore added this to ellaselenamoore's ideas
August 17, 2014
great awnings
mtndreamin added this to Exterior Ideas
August 16, 2014
Sun shade
K Stanhope added this to exterior
August 15, 2014
window sun shade
magnolia1766 added this to magnolia1766's ideas
August 15, 2014
para dar sombra
Justin Puckett added this to Exteriors
August 15, 2014
These awnings draw your attention!
jafaye added this to jafaye’s ideas
August 13, 2014
could we do this on the south and west side of our house?
katyad13 added this to Backyard
August 12, 2014
Cool for windows
Jacqueline Karaaslanian added this to jacqueline_karaaslanian's ideas
August 10, 2014
intelligent design
Trent Balzer added this to trent_balzer's ideas
August 10, 2014
The more shading you can include on the outside, the better. If you can’t afford a new matching set of shutters, consider a simple overhang made with brackets and timber slats to block your windows from the intense summer sun.
Mary Herman added this to mary_herman's ideas
August 10, 2014
create sunblocks over windows
Whimsey Queen added this to Dome Ideas
August 10, 2014
over window platform
fltcoatmom added this to fltcoatmom's ideas
August 10, 2014
Effective, rustic
pfish added this to Arbors & Trellis
August 9, 2014
Simple.
sweetypup added this to THE FINAL CUT- exterior and landscape
August 9, 2014
over front windows and garage doors
sylviadparker added this to Exterior Ideas
August 7, 2014
Keep your house cool in the summer
kcox01 added this to kcox01's ideas
August 7, 2014
great for shade on south side of our house, matches over garage!
ladybogart added this to ladybogart's ideas
August 6, 2014
The more shading you can include on the outside, the better. If you can’t afford a new matching set of shutters, consider a simple overhang made with brackets and timber slats to block your windows from the intense summer sun.
lindaraeclark added this to design principles
August 5, 2014
David Matero ArchitectureSaveEmail The more shading you can include on the outside, the better. If you can’t afford a new matching set of shutters, consider a simple overhang made with brackets and timber slats to block your windows from the intense summer sun.
Kathie Waters added this to heating/cooling
August 5, 2014
consider a simple overhang made with brackets and timber slats to block your windows from the intense summer sun
pureheart added this to guest bungalow
August 4, 2014
shade the windows
pureheart added this to guest room
August 3, 2014
wood slats make shad over window
214allan added this to ways to reduce heat entering house
August 3, 2014
filter windows with pergola effect
teresad13 added this to Things I like
August 3, 2014
the frames around the windows
kuzzwhy added this to kuzzwhy1
August 3, 2014
Yet when it comes to houses, for some reason people tend to believe that interior drapes are as effective as exterior shading. It’s simply not true. Contemporary Exterior by David Matero Architecture David Matero ArchitectureSave to IdeabookEmail Photo The more shading you can include on the outside, the better. If you can’t afford a new matching set of shutters, consider a simple overhang made with brackets and timber slats to block your windows from the intense summer sun.
Wadelozi Pty Ltd added this to Tallai
August 1, 2014
Awning
overhobo added this to overhobo's ideas
July 31, 2014
Simple wooden outdoor window shade
emjayadair added this to Exterior
July 31, 2014
natural wood window awning without obstructing view, consider on north side garage and kitchen windows
woodyadventures added this to woodyadventures's ideas
July 30, 2014
Innovative use of window brackets.
aj_leo added this to aj_leo's Ideas
July 30, 2014
Window shade
Alexis Interior Design added this to scotian8021's ideas
July 29, 2014
overhead slats wood for exterior windows
nancyemorin added this to nancyemorin's ideas
July 28, 2014
The more shading you can include on the outside, the better. If you can’t afford a new matching set of shutters, consider a simple overhang made with brackets and timber slats to block your windows from the intense summer sun.
Srey Leak added this to window door end floor
July 28, 2014
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ajdelacruz added this to ajdelacruz's ideas
July 26, 2014
cooling system
missfay52 added this to missfay52's ideas
July 25, 2014
shade
Laurie McMenamin added this to HomeConstructionIdeas
July 25, 2014
simple overhangs for windows
selesa206 added this to selesa206's Ideas
July 25, 2014
Good idea for back windows
knoxranch added this to knoxranch's ideas
July 25, 2014
Slatted awnings
awwestlake added this to Westlake Residence
July 24, 2014
Shading
cassiejgomez added this to cassiejgomez's Ideas
July 24, 2014
Awning
messybat added this to Deck
July 23, 2014
cool house by blocking sunlight anyway you can in summer
Linda Anthony added this to linda_anthony's ideas
July 23, 2014
The more shading you can include on the outside, the better. If you can’t afford a new matching set of shutters, consider a simple overhang made with brackets and timber slats to block your windows from the intense summer sun.
melissa28 added this to I like this :)
July 23, 2014
Upstairs
Ed added this to Exterior
July 22, 2014
Sun blinders
Eugene Dejesus added this to Dining Room Ideas
July 22, 2014
easy build super functional
vanogh added this to vanogh's Favorites
July 21, 2014
cool off without air condition
bshimots added this to bshimots's Ideas
July 21, 2014
Shade over windows
queenanneslace added this to HOUSES ~ EXTERIORS
July 21, 2014
Passive Solar simple awnings to block sun.
jillicans2 added this to jillicans2's ideas
July 21, 2014
Awning
Merrill Hall added this to merrill_hall's ideas
July 21, 2014
The simplisity of this arbor is beautiful, and you do not need any posts.
blglauner added this to blglauner's ideas
July 21, 2014
kitchen window
James Leslie added this to james_leslie's Ideas
July 21, 2014
window shades
shaffer53 added this to shaffer53's ideas
July 21, 2014
wow!
Beth Blair added this to beth_blair's ideas
July 20, 2014
our windows need this!!!!
Kelly Stevens added this to Exterior Ideas
July 20, 2014
Window awnings!
Frankie Ersfeld added this to Exterior
July 20, 2014
sun shading
skm9876 added this to Kitchen Ideas
July 20, 2014
for cooling home.
karenhargus added this to Farm House
July 20, 2014
block windows from summer sun - east bedroom windows.
mbrichard47 added this to mbrichard47's Ideas
July 20, 2014
Shades
Catherine Conrad added this to catherine conrad's ideas
July 20, 2014
For over back door
melindaodell added this to Landscaping Office
July 20, 2014
Window Treatment
dcp1958 added this to dcp1958's ideas
July 20, 2014
overhangs
andersonart1 added this to Patio Ideas
July 20, 2014
The more shading you can include on the outside, the better. If you can’t afford a new matching set of shutters, consider a simple overhang made with brackets and timber slats to block your windows from the intense summer sun.
charhering added this to charhering's ideas
July 20, 2014
shading for windows
ddharley added this to ddharley's ideas
July 20, 2014
overhang shading
katpur24 added this to Shading Systems
July 20, 2014
David Matero ArchitectureSaveEmail The more shading you can include on the outside, the better. If you can’t afford a new matching set of shutters, consider a simple overhang made with brackets and timber slats to block your windows from the intense summer sun.
nancybrown2222 added this to Window Awning Ideas
July 20, 2014
Overhang made with wood brackets and timber slats.
linda4dyce added this to Exterior Ideas
July 20, 2014
shade over windows
sodom2000 added this to Living areas
July 20, 2014
shade
sjgrimm added this to sjgrimm's Favorites
July 20, 2014
Awnings
twobobtraveller added this to Kitchen Ideas
July 20, 2014
Study sun shade
Anton Swart Projects CC added this to anton_swart's ideas
July 20, 2014
Sun shields
heckern added this to heckern's ideas
July 20, 2014
color contrast for exterior of house I
Elaine Knight added this to elaine_knight's ideas
July 20, 2014
block sun awnings
clickcatalogi added this to clickcatalogi's ideas
July 20, 2014
goedkopere manier om schaduw te creeren
carolohara added this to carolohara's ideas
July 20, 2014
great for over garden shed.
erumshakir added this to erumshakir's Favorites
July 20, 2014
Idea of shade over windows.
51151 added this to shading windows
July 19, 2014
ease of construction
08277550 added this to 08277550's Ideas
July 19, 2014
Could we replace our awnings with these?
aforan added this to LAKE RENOVATION
July 19, 2014
BLOCK SUN FROM WINDOWS
diva0545 added this to Exterior Ideas
July 19, 2014
Pergola style awning
misslizzy3 added this to Facade of house
July 19, 2014
Will our window awnings look like these?
ttawalker added this to ttawalker's ideas
July 19, 2014
for my north window
drwillis07 added this to 9and9-kitchen
July 19, 2014
nice overhangs for western face
kkrahn2 added this to kkrahn2's Ideas
July 19, 2014
Window shading
natalyawoo added this to natalyawoo's Ideas
July 19, 2014
Window shade but stylish!
ksnewell added this to ksnewell's Ideas
July 19, 2014
Shading over windows
rbecca added this to Becca II
July 18, 2014
hmm for the kitchen window?
luciebreault added this to luciebreault's ideas
July 18, 2014
ombrage
mdahlgren added this to mdahlgren's Ideas
July 18, 2014
Great
cd2393 added this to cd2393's ideas
July 18, 2014
Window Shades
posture365 added this to Wisconsin project
July 18, 2014
I like the overhangs over the more traditional windows
mssjobe added this to mssjobe's ideas
July 18, 2014
nice
polly64 added this to Cabin
July 17, 2014
Wooden Sunshades would add functional detail to existing casement windows.
Ariel Albacete added this to Kitchen Ideas
July 17, 2014
excellente
Dan Olson added this to Landscaping
July 17, 2014
Trellis
eugene6 added this to eugene6's ideas
July 17, 2014
trellis over windows
poet648 added this to other vineyard rooms
July 17, 2014
window trellis
lemmonjello added this to exterior
July 17, 2014
Brackets too cumbersome
Beverly added this to bgreear's Ideas
July 17, 2014
Unique idea instead of shutters
ellenshoecar added this to ellenshoecar's ideas
July 17, 2014
The more shading you can include on the outside, the better. If you can’t afford a new matching set of shutters, consider a simple overhang made with brackets and timber slats to block your windows from the intense summer sun.
drain1 added this to houses
July 17, 2014
supports - I would like to add some at house and exercise overhangs.
Louise Walsh Brophy added this to louisewalsh_brophy's Ideas
July 17, 2014
The more shading you can include on the outside, the better. If you can’t afford a new matching set of shutters, consider a simple overhang made with brackets and timber slats to block your windows from the intense summer sun.
egeltje added this to house exterior
July 17, 2014
simple sun shade
Echo LIghting Design added this to malices_ideas
July 17, 2014
awnings
Yeoung-sang Yun added this to Yeoung-sang Yun's Ideas
July 17, 2014
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rgoodsell added this to pergolas
July 17, 2014
simple version ...would use larger woods
kidisti added this to Exterior
July 17, 2014
pergola over garage doors?
giseleking added this to giseleking's ideas
July 17, 2014
a way to shade windows from the sun/heat
Coby Farnham added this to window
July 17, 2014
overhang for sun
peg1055 added this to DIY Projects
July 17, 2014
Could do it myself.
marykjones added this to landscape
July 17, 2014
Screen.
jrcl added this to Detalles
July 17, 2014
Cortasoles
realtorbarbaramurphy added this to Exterior and Landscape
July 17, 2014
Interesting Exterior Window Cover to Enhance Facade!
bettybartos added this to bettybartos's ideas
July 17, 2014
Overhang of 2x4s
lindamrutter added this to like the organization
July 17, 2014
example of trellis to block light to window
stella118 added this to stella118's Ideas
July 17, 2014
shade for office, paint shutter white
donnah added this to donnah's Favorites
July 17, 2014
Cabin
jillmaty added this to green/passive/sustainable
July 17, 2014
love these
bumbledee added this to Patio Ideas
July 17, 2014
good idea for sunshade
nelmine added this to nelmine's Ideas
July 17, 2014
Shading
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