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Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Excellent Exteriors: Interior Design Ideas

Excellent Exteriors: Interior Design Ideas

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Excellent Exteriors

Posted: 12 Nov 2013 06:00 AM PST

Every so often we club together a collection of excellent exteriors for you to bask in the glory of, so here are our latest picks to give you a little visual holiday away from the city streets and repetitive house fronts.

Peeping over a lush grassy verge, this doubly rectangular residence appears to have lost its end wall, as though the owners have broken down the boundary to become part of the beautiful nature that surrounds them.
Peeping over a lush grassy verge, this doubly rectangular residence appears to have lost its end wall, as though the owners have broken down the boundary to become part of the beautiful nature that surrounds them.

The massive glazed panels along the side of this home allow unobstructed viewing of the trees-one of which grows straight up through the raised deck on the approach to the house.
The massive glazed panels along the side of this home allow unobstructed viewing of the trees-one of which grows straight up through the raised deck on the approach to the house.

A theatrical feeling is evoked by the raised platforms of this home, as though the homeowners are about to take the stage.
A theatrical feeling is evoked by the raised platforms of this home, as though the homeowners are about to take the stage.

A more traditional feeling is created is this grand example of architecture, with sloping roofs and timber pillars typical of a ski chalet.
A more traditional feeling is created is this grand example of architecture, with sloping roofs and timber pillars typical of a ski chalet.

There is something slightly alien about this one, in that it looks a little like a spaceship, or at least a piece of one. That huge viewing window would make the perfect place for star gazing in a clear night sky.
There is something slightly alien about this one, in that it looks a little like a spaceship, or at least a piece of one. That huge viewing window would make the perfect place for star gazing in a clear night sky.

Another spaceship reminiscent piece contrasts in angular shape with it's sweeping surroundings, yet is sympathetic to the natural hues.
Another spaceship reminiscent piece contrasts in angular shape with it’s sweeping surroundings, yet is sympathetic to the natural hues.

Careful planting creates a splash of color worthy of a canvass in this garden, and the white walls of the property graciously allow it to sing.
Careful planting creates a splash of color worthy of a canvass in this garden, and the white walls of the property graciously allow it to sing.

Poolside pergola

Pergola planting

Purple blossom

What better way to embrace your green surroundings than to add a blanket of lawn to your roof? A roof garden is a lovely way to help replace plants lost under the footprint of the house–or indeed to replant them in the same place, just a couple of stories higher!
What better way to embrace your green surroundings than to add a blanket of lawn to your roof? A roof garden is a lovely way to help replace plants lost under the footprint of the house–or indeed to replant them in the same place, just a couple of stories higher!

Raised deck

Architecture at night

This regimented patio attempts to tame its natural habitat with straight calculated lines.
This regimented patio attempts to tame its natural habitat with straight calculated lines.

Modern architecure meets nature

Sun terrace

Clean line architecture

Grand topiary

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