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Mid-century Re-modern Contemporary Exterior, Seattle

A new entry path and garden, planned and planted by the owners, enhances the sidewalk and provides a degree of privacy.
Photo credit: Dale Lang
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kenra wrote:
exterior colors - I LOVE the colors of the exterior trim and bricks. What colors were used here? Thank you!!
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bsperry
fascia material is wood painted dark brown. there is metal roofing flashing on top edge of fascia boards that came in dark brown
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Stephen Dockery

Can you tell me what the vertical siding paint color is?

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Darius wrote:
Could you please provide details on the type and color of brick? Thx!
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m1g1
What are the flowerbeds built out of? Thank you.
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SHKS Architects
These are custom concrete retaining walls. Thanks for your interest!
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evelarson wrote:
The names of the trees please: tall on the left as well as the red colored one?
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waveaddict
Both trees look to be japanese maples. There are two different varieties, the red one being a crimson queen.
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Seed Studio Landscape Architects
The taller tree to the left looks like it could be a young Jacaranda mimosifolia.
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amelieny1 wrote:
Are these cement retaining walls? Any cracking in N. East?
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SHKS Architects
Yes, these are custom concrete retaining walls. They are still in excellent condition today. Thanks for your interest!
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espiritiv
Is the concrete mix, or any color additives?
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mh15 wrote:
What is the thickness of the wall? Thank you.
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SHKS Architects

Hello, and thanks for your question. The walls are about a foot thick.

Cheers,

SHKS

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jawsfoothill wrote:
Was there any color added to concrete? Was it acid etched with color?
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SHKS Architects

No coloring agent was added. The smooth surface makes concrete look lighter in color. This was accomplished using resin coated form boards - and carefully constructed forms.

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liz m. wrote:
Landscape Designer - Was one uesd on this project? If so would you mind sharing their name? Much appreciated :)
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SHKS Architects

Hi Liz,

The owners designed the landscape and concrete work. We've had a lot of inquires regarding the landscape!

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Regan Delaney wrote:
what type of concrete is that?
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SHKS Architects

The concrete is a standard mix. The form work finish was smooth and some areas were 'sacked' (coated with a cement slurry) to fill small rock pockets and make the wall smoother.

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R W wrote:
Concrete - Could you tell me a bit more about the concrete in this photo. Is it colored?
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premurali wrote:
Concrete work - Would you mind sharing the name of the contractor who performed the concrete work? I am in the area and am looking for someone for a similar job.
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evelarson wrote:
Also the name of grasses against the main wall please?
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What Houzz contributors are saying:

Frank Organ added this to Geometry Roots Great Garden Design
The three-dimensional design of this front garden almost has its roots in the paintings of the 20th-century artist Mondrian. Its strong geometric-shape raised beds of differing heights are reinforced by the width of the retaining walls. All is softened, though, by the beautifully executed and understated plantings.
Frank Organ added this to Step Up Your Garden Game With Terraced Plantings
One of the real benefits of terracing is the way it links the house to the garden as well as to the contours of the landscape. While it is vitally important that the size and height of the retaining walls are in balance with the house and garden, it is equally important that the plantings don't overpower the hardscape.The precise plantings in this terraced front garden link all the beds of differing height and size because they have the same color and tone.
Olander Garden Design added this to Garden Walls: Pour On the Style With Concrete
The basics. Building a solid and attractive concrete wall is a tricky business and shouldn’t be considered a DIY project. If you’re interested in the nitty-gritty details, I suggest reaching out to a good contractor who can explain the process. However, here are the basics about poured-concrete walls.

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Peak Market Homes, LLC added this to Concrete Feature Installation
Building a solid and attractive concrete wall is a tricky business and shouldn’t be considered a DIY project. If you’re interested in the nitty-gritty details, I suggest reaching out to a good contractor who can explain the process.
bbisquit added this to Landscape
Cement Walls with Some Stone accents

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