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Newport Beach ResidenceModern Exterior, Los Angeles

Photograph by Clark Davis

Inspiration for a mid-sized modern gray two-story mixed siding exterior home remodel in Los Angeles —  Houzz
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Bfp wrote:Aug 1, 2016
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    wendy grand pre

    Can you share the brand name/color of this stucco? Thank you

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    Paul Davis Architects

    Hi Wendy - unfortunately we are not able to share the color or brand with you now. Our effort was to create the look of a warm-toned natural stucco or concrete. To my eye that is always a bit greener and browner than raw stucco. La Habra Stucco has a good range of stucco colors, and their "Southern Moss" looks to me to be very much in the range of what we were looking for: http://www.lahabrastucco.com/color-charts-standard.shtml

    i hope this is somehow helpful to you in the future.

    Good luck with your projects!

    Kind regards,

    Paul

    PDA

Sombie wrote:Jun 7, 2013
  • Christy Tibbs
    looks like horsetail reed
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    Paul Davis Architects
    Hi Christy - you have a good eye! It is horsetail, as seen shortly after the house was finished. Not long afterwards, the client retained landscape designers who implemented a nice re-do of the planting. I can tell you to be careful of horsetail - it can spread very aggressively, and be hard to get out if you ever tire of it! I think it's showing up less often these days, because people have had trouble. We liked the look, but don't miss it too much.

    By the way, aggressive plants like horsetail and bamboo can be controlled with underground "rhizome barriers", which are plastic membranes that keep the roots from leaving a give area. Check that out - your landscape contractor should be able to put them in for you.

    Good luck!

    Best,

    Paul
Betters Designs wrote:Nov 9, 2015
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    Paul Davis Architects

    Hi Betters - thank you for your question. We used Metal Window Corp. windows for "punched" openings and Fleetwood for the large multi-sliders. The curtain wall installations (like the window wall across the face of the master bedroom upstairs) is Kawneer "EnCore" 4 1/2" screw spline storefront.

    I hope this helps!

    Best,

    Paul

Cheong Siewchyuan wrote:Jun 6, 2014
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    Paul Davis Architects

    Hello, Cheong Siewchyuan! Thank you for your note. That front wall creates privacy both for the living room behind it on the ground floor, as well as the roof deck above. This house is on a rather busy street, and we thought the clients would be happier if these private spaces were somewhat less exposed to the view of passers-by. I do agree that the front facade is a little provocative, but we think the overall shape and massing of the house is very effective when one sees it in three dimensions (ie "real life"). Thank you again for noticing!

    Best,

    Paul

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gitobu wrote:Mar 26, 2014
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    Paul Davis Architects

    Dear gitobu - Thank you for your question. The wall you are seeing here is coated in "integrally-pigmented" stucco, which means it is tinted with dyes in the stucco itself, and actually not painted at all.


    This is a very attractive approach to exterior stucco, but one must understand that the stucco is likely to crack a bit (this is natural and tends to be unavoidable) and that patching or touching up the unpainted surface is difficult.


    We recommend paint on stucco for a longer-term stable and maintain-able installation.

    If you are interested in considering integrally-pigmented stucco, this site gives you a sense of some of the color range available in commercial pigments:


    http://www.lahabrastucco.com/colorcharts.shtml


    I apologize for our very late response to your note - we have found a group of unanswered questions tucked deeply away in our Houzz profile account pages, and are now trying to move through them all. I hope the information above is somehow still of use to you.


    Kind regards,

    Paul

    PDA

What Houzz contributors are saying:

johnhill
John Hill added this to Modern Homes Play a Frame Game With LandscapesSep 11, 2012

A horizontal opening, broken up by a chimney, is visible on the side wall of this house. From here it looks like the opening serves a roof terrace.

vanessa_brunner
Vanessa Brunner added this to Houzz Tour: Breezy Outdoor Living in Newport BeachMay 1, 2012

The exterior of the main part of the house has gray steel-troweled stucco with a subtle texture. This rectangular building makes up the hub of the home, and additional structures covered in red cedar plug into it. The house is fortunately sited right next to an alley, which is where the driveway and garage are situated. "This way, there's no need to feature the driveway and garage as major components of the look and function of the house's main facade," says Davis.photo by Clark Davis

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Short bamboo in front of tall wall and lights

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