Red cedar wood shingles were not only chosen for the roofing, but required by the community for a consistent neighborhood appearance. A cupola with a weathervane sits atop the garage as a tall spectacle.
The coastal, pastoral feel of this seaside garden is emphasized with the soft palette of purple and white plants. Lavender and daisies are combined to create a graceful garden against the grey tones of the weathered stone and wood.
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)
A clay roof with cedar fascia cover this stylish outdoor kitchen. A large stainless steel grill is fitted into the countertop with a beautiful view of the lake. A raised marble countertop section separates the eating space from the sink and prep level. Colorful place settings are perfect for adding color and a warm-weather feel to the design.
White cedar fencing provides a buffer of privacy in the yard, where all-weather stackable chaises, fashioned from a material that incorporates post-consumer bottle waste, provide a sunbathing area. The family pet can grab some shade in the cushioned dog house.
The home's architecture was well planned to age beautifully. Rough-sawn, wide cedar planks on the outside of the buildings will weather to the soft gray of driftwood. The roof is zinc, and will get a pretty mottled patina with sun exposure.
Whitewashed cedar siding in a shiplap pattern wraps around the home, giving it a worn and weathered look that complements the coast. To distinguish the street-facing garage from the rest of the property, the architects outfitted the structure with white-painted brick.