Wine Country Cool
Wine Country Cool
Bevan + Associates
Front entry pierces through the living room across to the pool.
The Bennington Carriage House
The Bennington Carriage House
Yankee Barn Homes
The Bennington, a post and beam carriage house as seen from across the footbridge.
Modern Farm House | Elmhurst, IL
Modern Farm House | Elmhurst, IL
Charles Vincent George Architects, Inc.
Elmhurst, IL Residence by Charles Vincent George Architects Photographs by Tony Soluri
Not your average backyard shed!
Not your average backyard shed!
Harrell Remodeling, Inc. / Design + Build
What our clients needed: • Create a garden folly that doubles as a well-built shed for crafts and storage. • Size the structure large enough for comfortable storage without dominating the garden. • Discreetly locate the shed in the far corner of the rear yard while maintaining existing trees. • Ensure that the structure is protected from the weather and carefully detailed to deter access of wildlife and rodents. FUNCTION • Construct the shed slab close to grade to permit easy access for bicycle storage, while building shed walls above grade to ensure against termites and dryrot. • Install a French door and operable casement windows to admit plenty of daylight and provide views to the garden. • Include rugged built-in work bench, shelves, bike racks and tool storage for a rustic well-organized and efficient space. • Incorporate GFIC electrical service for safe access to power at this distant corner of the yard. • Position energy-efficient interior lighting to ensure space can be used year-round. • Switch control of exterior light from house and from shed for ease of command. AESTHETICS • Design and detail the shed to coordinate with the Arts and Crafts style house. • Include an arbor for future flowering vines, further softening the shed’s garden presence. • Simple and rustic interior surfaces ensure that the space is easy to clean. • Create an aged and softly weathered appearance, and protect the exterior siding by finishing the cedar with a custom-colored semi-transparent stain. INNOVATIVE MATERIALS AND CONSTRUCTION • Factory-built components were pre-assembled to allow for a speedy assembly and for a shorter on-site construction schedule. • Each component was easily transported through the yard without disturbing garden features. • Decorative exterior trim frames the door and windows, while a simpler trim is used inside the unadorned shed. OBSTACLE OVERCOME • The structure is located in the corner of the yard to avoid disturbance of a curly willow tree. • The low-profile structure is positioned close to property lines while staying beneath the allowable daylight plane for structures. • To comply with daylight plane close to fence, the roof form combines hip and gable forms, with door located at gable end. • The height of the modest interior is maximized, without exceeding the allowable building height. CRAFTSMANSHIP • The concrete slab was precisely formed and finished for ease of shed assembly before the factory-built components were delivered to site. • Precision planning meant the pre-framed door fit exactly between raised concrete curb.
Highland Park New Construction
Highland Park New Construction
Gensburg Toniolo Harting Architects
John Toniolo Architect Jeff Harting North Shore Architect Custom Home
Shingle Style Lake Home
Shingle Style Lake Home
James McNeal Architecture and Design
In partnership with Charles Cudd Co. Photo by John Hruska Orono MN, Architectural Details, Architecture, JMAD, Jim McNeal, Shingle Style Home, Transitional Design Exterior Stone, Exterior Shingles, Exterior White Trim, Front Entry, Driveway, Garage
Deviot
Deviot
my build
Anjie Blair Photography