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masuda1February 27, 2012
Hello, I'm a builder designing & constructing my retirement home in a modern style with embassy green & iceberg colored stucco with brick red metal siding. The windows are Serious Energy with dark bronze frames I've done a watercolor sketch of the home. Just wondering what suggestions or comments the Houzz crowd may have. Thanks, Kenji
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masuda1
btw I was requesting the opinions on colors! :-)
    Bookmark   February 28, 2012 at 6:14AM
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Dytecture
Hi Kenji, the watercolor drawing you have, is that with the embassy green and iceberg color stucco? Also where is the house located? looks like in South Western U.S. ?
    Bookmark   February 28, 2012 at 6:45AM
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masuda1
It's as close as I can get in watercolors. The embassy green is pretty close & the iceberg is actually a little more greyish/white
Location Northern Ca about an hour from Lake Tahoe, Thanks
    Bookmark   February 28, 2012 at 4:58PM
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TanCalGal
House looks beautiful and colors seem nicely balanced. Here are other exterior modern homes, but I did not see any that was nicer than yours. Maybe you'll get ideas for landscaping, anyway http://www.houzz.com/modern-exterior
    Bookmark   March 1, 2012 at 8:55AM
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lefty47
Awsome house design ! I think you need stronger colors - maybe the colors you have are going to fade out too fast . The landscaping is going to make it sing . Use lots of ornamental grasses - they always look good with modern home designs . Would love to see a floor plan !
    Bookmark   March 1, 2012 at 9:57AM
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masuda1
Thanks for the suggestions, yes I agree with the ornamental grasses too!
I'll post some updated exterior & interior pic's later if you'd like.
Kenji
    Bookmark   March 1, 2012 at 1:44PM
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TanCalGal
Yes, we'd like to see more.
    Bookmark   March 1, 2012 at 1:53PM
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masuda1
Here's another shot in progress, this time of the south facing elevation. I guess you can tell it's a passive solar hybrid design.
    Bookmark   April 5, 2012 at 1:58PM
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masuda1
And an update on the front. Acrylic stucco done, Metal siding up, roll up doors on.
Above garage reserved for the living roof :-)
    Bookmark   April 5, 2012 at 2:27PM
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Dytecture
Looks great ! thanks for the update.
    Bookmark   April 5, 2012 at 3:16PM
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Emily Hurley
Coming right along! Thanks for keeping us posted. Can't wait to see the final product!
    Bookmark   April 5, 2012 at 3:28PM
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cindym11
Looking great!!!!
    Bookmark   May 5, 2012 at 7:16PM
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lefty47
HI - Everything looks great -- looking forward to more update photos . Love it !!
    Bookmark   May 5, 2012 at 7:32PM
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houssaon
It reminds me of a Peublo Cliff dwelling. Very interesting.
    Bookmark   May 5, 2012 at 8:14PM
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masuda1
houssaon,
Wow, good catch! A few of the primary inspirations for my design parameters was an admiration of Vienna's 1950's modern stylist R M Schindler and the 1200 A.D. passive solar attributes of the Mesa Verde Cliff Dwellings in Colorado, utlizing south facing living space for warmth in the winter & overhangs for sun protection during summer months. Along with modern/green building techniques and performing @ 62% better than T-24 requirements I guess it could be considered a hybrid build.
Thanks for the comments :-)
Kenji
    Bookmark   May 6, 2012 at 9:46AM
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masuda1
Wow it's been awhile since posting any pic's. Busy with the interior details. Kitchen & master bath getting close and actually stayed there the other night. Also a pic of wifey Cindy in front our entertainment wall & BIG screen LOL
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houssaon
Great progess.
    Bookmark   December 5, 2012 at 7:29PM
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Cindy, Cohen & Louis
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