A white picket fence stands guard at the front of this contemporary farmhouse. Complete with a tin roof, stone chimney and inviting front porch, the home is a picture of country charm. The third-story tower offers an unexpected twist in typical farmhouse design.
This farm in Sunderland, Ontario includes spectacular landscaping in every corn of its 160 acres, including a 5,000 sq. ft. organic produce garden, horse barn, log cabin, root cellar, spring fed pond and waterfall. The horse barn features a red, tin roof and is professionally landscaped and maintained.
This inviting home is designed for an active family in Silicon Valley. Beautiful landscaping surrounds the home, which features siding and stacked stone exterior, as well a combination of shingles and tin roof.
This neutral home exterior features multiple wooden entrances, including garage doors and a gated walkway. Mirrored windows reveal the surrounding landscape, while tropical plants decorate the front yard. A gray tin roof completes the look.
Tucked amongst the trees, this lovely house manages a nice balance between stately and welcoming. A mix of materials— tin roof, stone pillars—also gives it texture and dimension. Designed by Bill Moore, Chris Reebals and Emory Ratliff
Rugged stone steps lead to a personal botanical garden overlooking the mountains. The rustic exterior of the cottage is marked by green trim, wood shingles and a tin roof, and the hardy cottage garden is surrounded by a stone retaining wall.
A variety of rustic elements are on display on this porch, including wagons made of crates, and accessories such as an old Coca-Cola bottle crate. The red, green and blue wagons were a DIY project by blogger Jenna LeFeron from Rain on a Tin Roof for Crates & Pallet, an Atlanta-based company.
The owners of this tin roof chicken coop wanted to create a home for their chickens and guest houses for visiting bluebirds: "We read that bluebirds like to have 15 to 20 feet of open space in front of their nesting houses. When we built the coop, we left the posts tall on the back side. My parents brought me the 'See Rock City' house, which I was thrilled to have because it's a great nod to my happy Southern childhood spent hiking and camping with my family. The Rock City birdhouse lets guests know we want them to be relaxed and happy in our garden."
The owners said landscaping was a key factor in the positioning of the coop. "We thought about the placement for several weeks. It made sense to be on the far side of the garden because it's tall and creates a separation between our yard and the street that runs behind our next-door neighbors' yard. It works as a privacy screen and looks like a charming shed or rustic playhouse. The screens across the front of the structure came from my grandparents' house when it was torn down. The major drawback to our design is the lack of a human door, which makes spring cleaning the coop no easy task."
A simple white fence lined with beautiful flowers creates a welcoming entry to this quintessential California home. The home mixes siding with a stacked stone exterior, bringing in a rustic note, and the roof combines shingles with tin.
The Matsumotos wanted an outdoor dining area on a covered porch. The tin ceiling was made from the repurposed metal roof from the home's original structure. A hanging planter was fashioned from an old wooden box salvaged from inside the old house.