Photo By: Mark Miller Photography; Design By: Frazer Associates
Concrete Patio With Wood Pergola, Cement Brick Wall and Outdoor Lighting Illuminating Walkway to Door
A wood pergola adds warmth and cover over the concrete floor and cement brick wall of this patio space. The wood matches the fence lining the perimeter of the yard. Outdoor lighting illuminates the bright, white exterior making it pop agains the natural surroundings and wood details.
Evening View of Cabin Home With Stone Walls & Concrete Walkway
Warm, outdoor lighting highlights the beautiful natural textures of this cabin home. A concrete walkway leads the way to wooden entryway columns and a blue front door. Stone walls, a rock bed and a mulched yard add lots of neutral colors and rough textures which allows the polished wooden siding to stand out as the focal point.
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."