A cedar tree is the focal point of this kitchen, with lighting fixtures hanging between the upper branches near the ceiling. But even more impressive are the things you don't see. Electrical outlets and an exhaust panel are hidden within the granite and pop up at the push of a button. A built-in cutting board, wine storage area, Wolf double-stacked convection ovens and an incredible lake view add to the state-of-the-art kitchen.
The beautiful brick fireplace was a major focal point in this great room, but it lacked character without a defined mantel. The designers reclaimed a solid piece of red cedar to do the job and also add color and texture to the space.
With a cedar pavilion and stone-clad pool, this outdoor space in Virginia blends seamlessly with its surroundings. In turn, the owners can enjoy the beauty of the woods without even leaving their backyard.
This small modern home was designed specifically to be well insulated and soundproof, but that doesn't mean that aesthetics had to take the back seat. Clad in beautiful cedar, this home becomes one with nature opening itself up to its surroundings.
This isn't two homes -- it's one! The architect used two colors of red cedar in designing the structure, which is nestled in the hills above San Francisco Bay. Massive windows allow the homeowners to take in the incredible views, while plants-a-plenty still allow for privacy and solace.
At the end of a long private drive atop a hill sits this beautiful modern home surrounded by 1.4 park-like acres. The grounds complement the trees and plantings in an urban country park setting. Compositionally, the white geometric box is the anchor for the three new cedar additions.
To create a memorable front entry for this New England residence, landscape designers planted a grove of single-stem river birch trees that frame the front walkway. The trees' peeling bark pops in front of the home's horizontal cedar façade. In another striking play of contrasts, a gravel path is bordered by slabs of smooth granite.
Designer Matt Partridge of Juergen Partridge Limited installed multiple structures that provide shady, gathering spots on even the hottest days in this romantic backyard. To enhance the woodwork, he applied multiple stain colors to the cedar structure and decks. Designer Tip: When planning an outdoor space, think about your lifestyle and how you'll use it — whether as a recreational area for a young, active family or as a private, serene spot for relaxing and reading.
An LED TV sits in a rustic niche across from the couch. “We have a lot of fencing outside that is cedar. We brought that inside, so there is a real definite tie in,” says HGTV Smart Home 2015 designer Linda Woodrum. “We took that cedar, put it in the back of the niche where the TV is, and we painted the opposite wall.”