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.
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 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.
Composed of crisply-detailed, considered materials, surfaces and finishes, the home is a balance of sophistication and restraint. The two-story massing is designed to allow for a bold yet humble street presence, while each single-story wing extends through the site, forming intimate outdoor and indoor spaces. The upper story is clad in stucco, articulated as a floating white box, light in appearance and also acting as a veritable “tree house” for the children’s bedroom zone. The knots in the exposed portion of the wood add a desired texture and contrast to the clean and minimal massing of the white stucco.
This tiny house from Moveable Roots owner Michael Cheatham would certainly appeal to a homeowner with contemporary tastes. The combination of corrugated metal sheets with cedar wood planks provide an urban industrial façade. Though modest in its appearance, this house proves that good things do come in small packages.
The exterior of the lake house is defined by materials like locally milled douglas fir, eastern white bark on cedar planks, poplar bark shakes and New Baltimore Stone that was quarried close to the project site. In turn, the home feels perfectly in tune with its environment.
The location of this house, in the heart of a bustling resort town, demanded that special attention be paid to acoustics. The walls are built with insulated concrete forms: a wall assembly nearly 20 inches thick, comprised of a poured concrete core, continuous from footing to roof, wrapped in insulating foam and topped with cedar planks. These walls provide excellent thermal insulation and an extremely low sound transmission, even in the galley kitchen.