Copper cladding exteriorContemporary Exterior, San Francisco

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Mid-sized contemporary one-story metal exterior home idea in San Francisco —  Houzz
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mitchell_parker
Mitchell Parker added this to Houzz Tour: Hugging the Rocky Cliffs in Big SurMar 19, 2014

The house sits in an area prone to wildfires — and it’s remote enough that any fire department would take quite a while to reach the home — so Fougeron picked noncombustable materials, like copper panels and fire-treated-wood window frames, for the exterior. The materials had to serve another purpose as well. “Even though [the home is] 250 feet above the ocean, the influence of the sea air and salt is prevalent,” she says. The copper will continue to oxidize and provide a protective coating that never needs to be painted. The porthole on the green roof is a skylight that doubles as an operating vent for utility systems, because Fougeron wanted to avoid having any vents poking out of the main house’s roof. The green roof also covers a separate bedroom and bathroom, where the property’s caretaker lives.

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lindahatch added this to LandscapingFeb 9, 2019

easy landscaping, concrete retainers

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Simon Howard added this to Lot C28 SunstoneOct 18, 2018

Standing seam copper siding. Would be used for roof.

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smccloskey28 added this to Wish ListApr 9, 2017

see article...length of how, cliff, prone to wildfire

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