Design Week: The Exterior – Achieving the look

Today kicks off our second Design Week and this time it’s all about the exterior of the Dreamhouse.  When we left off last time, we revealed the conceptual elevation drawings & first colour renderings of the exterior.  Of course drawings are easy.  The hard part is bringing the drawings to life to achieve the look we want within budget.

The Inspiration:

Going back to our look book, it was pretty clear to us that the we’re drawn to houses that step outside the bounds of typical “builder beige” brick & aluminum siding. That’s not to say that there aren’t some beautiful homes built using those materials, but with our love for the modern aesthetic, we knew we’d be looking to use materials that lend themselves less to the traditional.

We absolutely love the modern sleek look of composite or fibre-cement panels mixed with cedar siding.

Gorgeous modern home w/ cedar siding & fibre-cement exterior cladding via drkdesign

So we had the look. We knew what we wanted. The challenge now was to find the right materials available in our market & climate to bring it all together AND to do so within budget.

Stay tuned tomorrow as we get into the specifics of the materials we chose…

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