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.

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Wadelozi Pty Ltd added this to Tallai
2 hours ago
Awning
overhobo added this to overhobo's ideas
21 hours ago
Simple wooden outdoor window shade
emjayadair added this to Exterior
Yesterday
natural wood window awning without obstructing view, consider on north side garage and kitchen windows
woodyadventures added this to woodyadventures's ideas
on Wednesday
Innovative use of window brackets.
aj_leo added this to aj_leo's Ideas
on Wednesday
Window shade
Alexis Interior Design added this to scotian8021's ideas
on Tuesday
overhead slats wood for exterior windows
nancyemorin added this to nancyemorin's ideas
on Monday
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
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ajdelacruz added this to ajdelacruz's ideas
last Saturday
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
Anna Gordon added this to anna_gordon's ideas
July 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.
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
sweetypup added this to THE FINAL CUT-remodel
July 22, 2014
over front windows and garage doors
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!
Susan Platt added this to house
July 21, 2014
siding
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
huongthien added this to Exterior Ideas
July 20, 2014
Overhang
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
lariosma added this to Sandy Plan details
July 20, 2014
Shades add dimension and protection
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
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
markprovens added this to bump out on bath vanity and glass tile back
July 17, 2014
simple shade structure
Leah Fuscardo added this to Lafayette Street
July 17, 2014
I want these
Claire Goldstein added this to Energy saving
July 17, 2014
Some kind of awning outside of kitchen doors
matics1 added this to matics1's ideas
July 16, 2014
Window shade awning idea for Knepp.
boremc added this to Structure
July 16, 2014
Window overhangs for shade
Marie Brain added this to mbrain's ideas
July 16, 2014
easy way to block sun from windows
corrineobrien added this to corrineobrien's ideas
July 16, 2014
The more shade you can include on the outside the better. Trees are good too. the best way is to block the sunlite before it reaches your house
Amy Crews added this to amy_crews's Ideas
July 16, 2014
Design for over shed door
georgemcclure added this to Exterior Ideas
July 16, 2014
Shade
chris758mm added this to Garage Awning
July 16, 2014
GREAT IDEA FOR DUTCH DOOR TO BACK YARD
djprinster added this to djprinster's Ideas
July 16, 2014
Timber window awning
sarathpanagoda added this to sarathpanagoda's ideas
July 16, 2014
For my own house
paddem added this to 305
July 16, 2014
No posts necessary
Patricia Gomez added this to patricia_gomez4057389's ideas
July 16, 2014
fácil y puede ser económico cambiarlos cuando quieras
Kathleen Essick & Associates added this to kathessick's ideas
July 16, 2014
window shades
Lynn Parman added this to lynn_parman's ideas
July 16, 2014
Cooling a home
steveburrough added this to steveburrough's ideas
July 16, 2014
sun deflector
risris added this to Hot and Humid
July 16, 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.
debesl added this to Window shades
July 16, 2014
provides shade without making rooms too dark
caronc added this to caronc's ideas
July 16, 2014
window trellis
jceluch added this to jceluch's ideas
July 16, 2014
window overhangs
pureheart added this to fountains/ natural air conditioning
July 16, 2014
cooling the house
pureheart added this to stairs
July 16, 2014
cooling the house
marco831 added this to Idea2014
July 16, 2014
window shade
editorbrent added this to editorbrent's ideas
July 16, 2014
Awnings of cedar
athenssteph added this to athenssteph's ideas
July 16, 2014
cool overhang
terrazasfam added this to terrazasfam's ideas
July 16, 2014
Bracket
kereis added this to kereis's Ideas
July 16, 2014
Overhangs
smwood added this to NEW exterior
July 16, 2014
window overhangs
puppy12 added this to puppy12's ideas
July 16, 2014
IDEA FOR SHED WINDOWS
natroberts65 added this to Our New Home
July 16, 2014
Neat idea for blocking sun, but not the view.
lw032974 added this to lw032974's ideas
July 16, 2014
Window pergala/ back door
Colby Wetmore added this to colby_wetmore's Ideas
July 16, 2014
Sun shading over windows
susieteague added this to susieteague's ideas
July 16, 2014
Great looking and simple exterior awnings - great for cottage application
marieebeaulieu added this to marieebeaulieu's ideas
July 16, 2014
great for the kitchen and back room
harydyn added this to landscape
July 16, 2014
overhang made with brackets and timber slats to block your windows
9darcy9 added this to darcydelo
July 16, 2014
arbors
Erna Auton added this to erna_auton's ideas
July 16, 2014
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.
stephtahoe added this to living room
July 16, 2014
Ruth Troyer added this to ruth_troyer's ideas
July 16, 2014
an alternative to shutters if you need to protect your windows from the sun's heat
mallett520 added this to outside
July 16, 2014
shade for windows
tinarama added this to Tiny spaces
July 16, 2014
window shading
totifacio added this to totifacio's Ideas
July 16, 2014
alero
dbritton13 added this to dbritton13's ideas
July 16, 2014
love this for the front porch!
Square One Design added this to Exteriors: White trim & windows
July 16, 2014
Zoned body color in olive green and light yellow.
fathersmiddle added this to fathersmiddle's ideas
July 16, 2014
brackets
jaartman added this to jaartman's Ideas
July 16, 2014
I want to do this to my windows!
cdrorar added this to cdrorar's Ideas
July 16, 2014
Simple pretty shade
lisapurdy added this to general new home ideas
July 16, 2014
A form of air conditioning by block sun at window
jackschroth added this to decks and fences
July 16, 2014
great idea for side family room window
hoveroveryou added this to mountain apartment
July 16, 2014
Under windows
ktbwall added this to ktbwall's Ideas
July 16, 2014
Shade
Unique Unique Design added this to landscaping & outdoors
July 16, 2014
Awnings
kamontgomery added this to backyard
July 16, 2014
for shading...
saralea57 added this to saralea57's ideas
July 16, 2014
Plain and simple
marylee23 added this to laverne
July 16, 2014
good protection from texas sun
sdworboys added this to sdworboys's ideas
July 16, 2014
For Ice jams
raftcolorado added this to raftcolorado's Ideas
July 16, 2014
another way to block some sun
drsusan added this to Windows
July 16, 2014
USE SOMETHING LIKE THIS OVER THE SOUTHSIDE?
nicoletwa added this to nicoletwa's ideas
July 16, 2014
overhang
Architectural Avenues added this to dezinita's ideas
July 16, 2014
Nice solution.
hikeur added this to exterior
July 16, 2014
Window awning for heat protection
valerieyb added this to Exterior Ideas
July 16, 2014
awnings
bmapso added this to Dining Room Inspiration
July 16, 2014
Shutters
Barbara Jean Hard added this to barbarahard's ideas
July 16, 2014
Window blockers
janamika added this to Janamikalandscaping
July 16, 2014
Good for over both doors
bbk76858 added this to Wingate house
July 16, 2014
on the south facing windows once we get them in
robinvj added this to no need for A/C
July 16, 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.
buildingahouse2013 added this to outdoor ideas
July 16, 2014
overhang made with wood and brackets
roozen added this to roozen's ideas
July 16, 2014
Laundry room windows
jackiesimpkins added this to exterior
July 16, 2014
shade option
karynbo added this to terrasse
July 16, 2014
Au lieu de la pergola sur la terrasse, mettre ça au-dessus de la porte patio
Cathy Ferguson added this to cathy_ferguson's ideas
July 16, 2014
style awnings good. Need different color or maybe rod iron
htzozo added this to htzozo's ideas
July 16, 2014
Simple solution
strolrox3 added this to strolrox3's ideas
July 16, 2014
Sunblock
daggett89 added this to 132 st
July 16, 2014
awning
ptrinettem added this to ptrinettem's ideas
July 16, 2014
this is to block summer sun from heating up the windows. Would be easy to make and may help keep house cooler. Should we look into this?
tpoetker added this to outdoors
July 16, 2014
awnings
rarrarte added this to rarrarte's ideas
July 16, 2014
fdvfd
ninack added this to Sleeping porch
July 16, 2014
light shelves
redfawn added this to redfawn's Ideas
July 16, 2014
Love the overhang. Would add a nice look to our house
teach93 added this to teach93's ideas
July 16, 2014
simple overhang over windows
Christi Landers added this to christi_landers's ideas
July 16, 2014
block sun from windows
Vicky Holland added this to vicky_holland's ideas
July 16, 2014
Sunshades
wendythurling added this to Exterior Ideas
July 16, 2014
shading windows
emoryrb added this to Exterior Sun Shades
July 16, 2014
Wooden slat sun shades with diagonal wood braces
terracota added this to outside
July 16, 2014
"маркизы" над окнами
kaking added this to kaking's ideas
July 15, 2014
window shading
smphouzz added this to Backyard and Patio Ideas
July 15, 2014
window architectural detail
mnrao added this to mnrao's ideas
July 15, 2014
Shade
jdanelson added this to jdanelson's Ideas
July 15, 2014
Sunblocking above windows
kengle added this to kengle's ideas
July 15, 2014
Over bedroom windows
baughnbon added this to baughnbon's ideas
July 15, 2014
I would like these for my west windows.
tarunab added this to tarunab's Ideas
July 15, 2014
Shades
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