The steps pan almost the complete length of the house, making them useful for ad hoc seating in the outside living house. A transformed bungalow in Oakland, CA, features slightly formality from grand broad steps and the superbly painted railings and pergola. Walls of home windows frame Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountains on one aspect and a dense forest on the other. The wide-open nature of the house is inspired by the home-owner’s South African roots. The ranch house is as quintessentially Californian as Yosemite and artichokes—and it’s confirmed to be essentially the most versatile architectural icon we have. This architect home-owner left the shell of his ranch but chose finishes that give it Old World character, including reclaimed weathered wood and plaster siding.
High on a hillside in Portland overlooking snowcapped Mt. Hood, a modern home clad in Northwestern wood stands. The architect stained the wood matte black …Luxurious House Exterior Design Ideas Read More