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Take it Outside
Black isn’t only for interiors: It’s a bold, modern choice for exteriors of every style, too. “The black exterior allows this house to blend into its dark, forested surroundings while providing a bold contrast to the colorful foliage and bright interior,” say the architects at GSA Architects. “Painting the vertical tongue and groove siding a dark color helps hide the joints between boards, giving the siding a more homogenous and minimal look. Make sure to use a satin exterior paint to avoid accumulating too much dirt on the siding.”
The exterior walls and fences have supporting elements and were considered an extension of the house. Restricting the amount of materials and plants used was not only a reflection of how the house was designed, but also helps to create more visual space and more graphic site-lines in keeping with the style of the house.
Modern Home Split into Two Parts by Elevated Courtyard Overlooking the Las Vegas Strip
This modern Las Vegas home is split into two parts: the main house and the guest house. With the pool in front of it, the main house plays host to the living room and modern master suite, while the guest house contains the guest rooms and the home theater. These two parts of this home are separated by an elevated courtyard that serves as an outdoor living room for both portions of the home and overlooks the property, as well as the Las Vegas Valley and Las Vegas strip.
Midcentury Ranch Home Atop Grassy Hill With Stone Slabs
This midcentury ranch home sits on top of a hill, thus minimizing the view of structural roof items that would normally be visible. A large expanse of grass is broken up by large stones as well as a walkway made from large stone slabs.
The architects took a staged approach to the home's design. The front living room is a one story, gabled space, while the rear space is a two story space that houses the bedrooms. Connecting the two are a screened porch and other secondary spaces.
This blush pink home features a low pitched roof with multiple roof lines, iconic of the Arts & Crafts movement. A large front porch overlooks a manicured lawn, while trimmed hedges offer orderly curb appeal.
As seen on Fixer Upper, to revitalize the outdated exterior of the Ridley home, Joanna added wooden shutters and custom made pillars. To further update the home's look, the brick was painted a more modern color and landscaping was added to give the outdoor space a much needed facelift.
How about coming home to this? Located outside of Boulder, Colo., this impressive house has it all: beautiful grounds, tons of outdoor entertaining space, a home movie theater, wet bar and room for lots of guests.