Massachusetts Oceanfront HomeTraditional Exterior, Boston

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Inspiration for a large timeless two-story wood gable roof remodel in Boston —  Houzz
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aqsideas wrote:Feb 6, 2012
  • valeriemann

    I love the paving stones too! Can you share some information about purchasing them?

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Laura Gaskill added this to 10 Ways to Bring Charm to Your Home’s ExteriorOct 16, 2014

10. Choose the right roof. Like the driveway, the roof is one of those things that, when it looks right, you may not notice at all — but when it’s wrong, it’s really wrong. If you’re facing the prospect of putting a new roof on your home, the practical must come first, naturally. But once you narrow your options down to a few good ones in your price range, it can be worth it to consult a designer or color expert to help pick the material and hue that will work best with the style and color of your home, as well as the landscape.See 8 ecofriendly roof optionsTell us: What did we miss? Share your favorite way to add charm to a home’s exterior in the Comments.More: 5 Pro Tips for the Best Home Exterior Updates

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Ventana Construction LLC added this to The Benefits of Building Out — and What to Consider Before You Add OnJun 18, 2013

Making a match. Anytime you add to the exterior of your home, you must carefully think through how the addition will either match or purposely not match the finishes of the original house. If your home has weather-worn wood, unmatchable vinyl or brick that’s no longer made, you will have decide whether to replace the siding on the entire house or have the addition not match.Consider windows too. If you have leaky old single-pane windows, it may be time to replace them all with energy-efficient versions. A whole-house exterior makeover can up a project’s cost, but it can also yield a unified, updated look for the exterior that makes your addition look like it has always been there.Work with a local dealer to find the right windows for your remodel

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Bud Dietrich, AIA added this to Adding On: 10 Ways to Expand Your House Out and UpFeb 3, 2012

1. Connect to the yard. The most common addition has to be the one that attaches onto the back of the house. Usually, especially in older houses, these are kitchen or family room additions. A great advantage to an addition like this is the ability to strengthen the house’s connection to its yard. Here, new doors lead to a new outdoor room complete with furniture.Browse outdoor furniture

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khouston1 added this to Wish ListMay 24, 2019

LOVE the shape of this house. The privacy the backyard offers, the L shape. Love it

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joyousjazz added this to masterbathJan 6, 2019

Connect to the yard. The most common addition has to be the one that attaches onto the back of the house. Usually, especially in older houses, these are kitchen or family room additions. A great advantage to an addition like this is the ability to strengthen the house’s connection to its yard. Here, new doors lead to a new outdoor room complete with furniture.

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Roxanne McNally added this to house-garageOct 28, 2018

I like the concept of using the garage as the extension to the house, that opens to the backyard.

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