A main focus in designing this home was to accommodate and entertain large numbers of overnight guests and full amenization of the lakefront property. It was important not to block any of the lake view but still make the spaces have minimal impact on the steep site. A boathouse roof shades metal stools and tables outside while modern chaises create an area for sunbathing. Horseshoe Bay stretches out around the boathouse, which is surrounded by a metal railing.
The vaulted ceiling kids' bedroom in the HGTV Green Home 2010 has a bunk bed made from industrial metal pipe railing and stairs. A cozy reading nook with a comfy orange chair is illuminated by paper-mache lamps.
A wood framed glass door and a large sliding glass door offering multiple exits out to a spacious patio that offers spectacular views. Metal balcony railing combines with a gray stained, wood deck for a sleek and contemporary look.
The flat projection aluminum awning over this balcony makes the space feel like an additional room. A metallic coffee table is positioned between two gray barrel chairs and a reclaimed wooden bench, while a metal wire railing encloses the space.
It’s hard to imagine now, but this charming living space was once an unassuming commercial garage. To make the most of the compact, 1,260-square-foot space (including an upstairs loft area), Frazier Associates minimized the number of walls within. Exposed brick walls and concrete flooring on the first floor were retained and a new staircase, crafted of reclaimed wood and metal railing, was designed for access to the second floor. "Providing more natural light was the biggest design challenge," say the designers. "A new recessed patio was designed behind the historic garage doors to allow for more light on the first floor, as well as to create a front entrance and a small exterior seating area."
A glass-paned railing and beige-colored walls allow the sleek metal framework of the railing to stand out in the space. Natural light from the surrounding windows and door flows freely throughout the area thanks to the transparent railing.
A decorative arbor, constructed of cedar beams and galvanized metal pipes, filters sunlight and creates interesting shadow details. The architectural element echoes the design of railing details in the front yard.