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.
Remodeled for a client who downsized from a large piece of property to a zero lot concept. Here in SoCal we are having a water shortage so many of my clients are moving away from the houses with acreage and buying tiny beach homes to have a pared down simple lifestyle.
This modern backyard oasis provides the ideal spot for outdoor entertaining, pairing together natural wood planks and polished concrete. Lush plants line the space providing a soft accent, while a stainless steel grill and countertop area offer an area for food preparation.
This spacious backyard area features a cedar wood deck and wall with a natural finish. Lush green plants surround the space, adding a colorful touch, while a built-in hot tub offers a cozy spot for relaxing.
A row of sliding glass doors invites indoor-outdoor living and allows plenty of light to filter through this modern home. A mix of cedar wood and stucco siding complements the natural surrounding landscape.
For a classic, masculine spin, wooden taxidermy was made for the boys' room by tracing shapes to two-inch-thick cedar planks with a pencil, then cutting them out with a jigsaw, sanding and then adding a whitewashed finish for a clean look. Picture hanging wire is attached to the back for easy, level installation.
This outdoor space rests on the roof deck of a historic Chicago building on Lake Shore Drive. A pair of blue-cushioned chairs sits in front of a fire pit and at the base of a cedar wood pergola, providing a cozy, shaded spot for relaxing.
Though at first glance the office at the San Francisco Decorator Showcase 2015 appears perfectly traditional, a closer look reveals a charred cedar wood writing desk that offers a bit of destructive, rustic charm. "The design was inspired by the idea that some of the most beautiful pieces of literature, art and design result from destruction," designer Brittany Haines says.
Bluestone patio, a cedar roof structure, and all natural veneer and wall stone create an elegant, contemporary outdoor living and dining space with a rustic charm. A long light fixture compliments the long wooden dining table. Wood chairs with neutral seat cushions line the table and a trio of lanterns create a simple centerpiece decor.
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.
A stained cedar fence guarantees privacy in this home's side yard, where a mix of pine and oak trees, ornamental grasses and drought-tolerant perennials comprise the landscape design. The home's eco-friendly, exterior building materials include both smooth and scraped synthetic limestone blocks and fiber-cement siding, a product composed of 50-percent recycled content (fly ash) and wood fiber pulp supplied from sustainably managed forests.
Cedar walls and cabinets add rustic appeal to this eat-in kitchen. Three traditional wooden barstools line the spacious island, which doubles as a prepping station. Stainless steel appliances add modernity to the space.
This contemporary master bathroom features a white freestanding tub paired with a glass enclosed shower and white porcelain floor tiles. Rustic cedar plank wall paneling, a built-in fireplace and dark wood cabinets lend a warm vibe to the space.
At the end of a long private drive, this modern home sits atop a hill surrounded by 1.4 park-like acres. The lush grounds offer the seclusion of being in the woods with the modern conveniences of city living. Compositionally, the white geometric box serves as the anchor for the three cedar additions.
The coastal, pastoral feel of this seaside garden is emphasized with the soft palette of purple and white plants. Lavender and daisies are combined to create a graceful garden against the grey tones of the weathered stone and wood.