This charming country home was first built in the 16th century on the site of a farmhouse that served Netley Abbey all the way back in the 13th century. Some of the home's wonderful details are thought to come from the Abbey itself, including the front door, stonework and a mullioned window in the drawing room.
A dark-stained wood deck provides a small outdoor area for this shipping container house, painted bright yellow. A bright white bistro table and chairs complement the white French doors that lead out to the interior space. A small container garden adds a variety of color while also offering some privacy.
Fixer Upper Hosts Joanna and Chip Gaines updated the exterior of Karla Griffis' ranch-style cottage home with fresh light-blue paint, unique Chevron-patterned wooden shutters, new natural wood support beams and fresh landscaping.
With its reclaimed wood ceilings, thick pillars, golden siding and terra cotta floors, this guest house thoughtfully complements the main house. In turn, the different pieces of the property look as cohesive as possible.
This modern home is situated to take great advantage of its leafy, sunny site. Broad windows capture a view of tall trees and rolling terrain. A cantilevered deck adds design interest and outdoor living space.
Since this beach house is raised to meet flood requirements -- as are many -- it's always nice to have a place to gather outside right outside of the living and kitchen spaces without coming down out of the residence. Designers used outdoor fabrics, furnishings, appliances and built-in cabinetry to withstand the sun, salt, sand, wind and rain that is common on beach house porches.
The Wohnwagon hails from Austria and is constructed from natural, recycled and a few new materials. The exterior is covered in naturally waterproof larch wood, which is known for its durability and attractiveness.
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.