A modern take on the classic shingle-style home, a flat metal roof replaces the classic sloped, cedar or cypress-clad roof in the backyard. Shaded areas offer relief from the intense midday sun or a random rain shower while a long dining table provides a place for outdoor meals.
This classic colonial home sits on 1.65 acres in Fairfield, Connecticut. Boasting a white exterior and gray shingle roof, the home features two red brick chimneys and a front-of-house driveway. The barn style pool house is located just behind the home, providing an extra spot for guests or for simply relaxing before heading outdoors.
Sweeping grasses and colorful flowers create a light, airy landscape around this Craftsman-style home. A gray stone porch is punctuated with tapered white columns that feature rustic stone bases. Stained cedar shingles are used as the house exterior for a true Craftsman style.
A curving brick patio provides space for Adirondack chairs and outdoor dining at the rear of this Cape Cod-style home on Chapoquoit Island in West Falmouth, Massachusetts. The 4,400-square-foot house features shingle siding, peaked gables and water views from every room. Its manicured lawn slopes down to the water.
This coastal Craftsman two-story residence uses a mix of natural materials to create its complexity in detail. The roof and exterior walls have stained wood shingles accented by white trimmed doors and windows. Gray cobblestone walls and brick patios surround a beautiful swimming pool for outdoor entertaining.
Surrounded by a berm for insulation and lined with cedar shingles, this reflection area at the San Francisco Decorator Showcase 2015 is a cozy respite from the winds off the nearby San Francisco Bay. The centerpiece of the design is a 15-year-old coastal live oak, which thrives in salty air and is tolerant of California's drought conditions.
The soft planting palette used in this garden is composed primarily of pink, white yellow and blue flowering shrubs. The designer avoided oranges and reds in order for the palette to complement the natural shingles of the home, creating a cohesive design. Here, flowering shrubs like roses and other annuals and perennials ensure the garden is in bloom from March until late fall.
Though it looks as if it were lifted from Cape Cod or the Hamptons, this traditional home makes the most of its West Coast setting. A line of chaise longues overlooks the pool, which has an integrated hot tub and a sleek, clean design. Shingle siding on the exterior has a charming, timeless appeal.
This elegant entertainment space blends seamlessly into the nature that surrounds it. Bold browns mix with more muted neutrals to bring out the natural hues in nature, and the stone pavers and stucco shingles help to accent the natural beauty of the space, while providing the durability that will make entertaining possible in this space for a long time.
The front porch of this coastal Low Country cottage is the perfect place to relax at sunrise. Neutral geometric prints add interest to the plush outdoor furniture that's perfect for reading or taking in the view. To combat the harsh sea air, the home features weather-resistant cedar shingle siding and Garapa decking, a durable, sustainably harvested tropical hardwood. (HGTV Dream Home 2013)
The exterior facade of this charming coastal cottage was previously a drab, shingled brown. During the whole-house renovation, the designers reconfigured the exterior and lightened the color of the formerly dark green trim, embracing the region's prevailing architectural style and taking maximum advantage of its lush, wooded lot. A sunny brick patio offers a perfect spot for morning coffee.
The flowering plants are primarily pink, white, yellow and blue, a soft palette that complements the natural shingles of the home. Flowering shrubs, roses, perennials, annuals and spring bulbs ensure that the garden is in bloom from March until late fall. Plants like iris, alliums, echinacea, roses and foxglove emphasize the cottage style of this colorful garden.
Inspired by the vernacular Florida vacation home, a porch wraps the length of the backyard, providing shade from the intense midday sun. A flat porch roof, clad in 24-gauge metal, replaces the classic sloped roof clad in cedar or cypress shingles. A pine trestle style teal table with vintage steel chairs complete the beach house look.
Landscape design firm Siol added a berm to create an intimate space for reflection and meditation in the backyard of the San Francisco Decorator Showcase 2015. A crane was used to lift a 15-year-old, drought-tolerant coastal live oak tree into the mounded area, which is lined with cedar shingles.
This home boasts a simple façade with clean lines and a mixture of textures and materials for finishes. A flat roof mixed with regular composite shingles gives the exterior a contemporary look. From the front view, the home looks small, surprising everyone that opens the front door. The stones used for the low-maintenance landscaping were taken from the lot during the foundation process.
The garden folly in this Zen backyard is an open-air structure fabricated and carved from solid reclaimed teak. The pyramid roof is finished with copper fish-tail shingles, and teak steps lead to the pool. The gorgeous tropical paradise features lounge chair seating padded with layers of cushion. Tropical plants frame the area, creating privacy.
Hedgerows, hydrangeas and a graceful arbor create a lush and welcoming entryway to this waterfront retreat. The Cape Cod-style home rests on half an acre of landscaped property and features water views from every room. Shingle siding, myriad gables and even a white picket fence combine to make this home a picture-perfect example of New England luxury living.
Peeking around the corner of this cedar-shingled home, visitors arrive at an elevated wood deck on a concrete paver and gravel pathway. The pastoral feel of the property is emphasized in the type of materials used, and the outdoor shower built into the side of the home is a reminder of its proximity to the sea.