Asian/contemporary design. Exterior is slate that has been hand cut from large slabs. Each piece is cut into rectangular shapes and placed individually like puzzle pieces. Our installer, Catherine put odd shaped pieces jutting out randomly throughout the facade to create a one of a kind look. Our home is the first to have this tecnihque applied to it. we opted to do the wall 3/4 of the way up instead of the usual 1/3 to give it a truly unique look. Cedar posts were added to the tops of the columns to give it a warm feel, and to break up the hardness of the exposed aggregate walkway and rock front. The cylinder lighting gives the home a golden glow in the evenings and accents the cedar soffiting of the large covered entryway. Small windows accent the front of the house and the garage doors. All the main living space faces the back of the home for privacy.