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Exterior Design Ideas with a Green Roof

Welcome To The Jungle House
Welcome To The Jungle House
CplusC Architectural Workshop
Photograph by Michael Lassman
Design ideas for an eclectic beige exterior in Sydney with three or more storeys, a flat roof and a green roof.
Seventeen Mile Rocks Renovation & Extension
Seventeen Mile Rocks Renovation & Extension
Dion Seminara Architecture
Darren Kerr
Design ideas for a large contemporary two-storey multi-coloured house exterior in Brisbane with a gable roof, mixed siding and a green roof.
5406 Duval - Mid-Century Modern
5406 Duval - Mid-Century Modern
Carty Custom Builders, LLC
Secluded side yard
Inspiration for a mid-sized midcentury two-storey grey house exterior in Austin with wood siding, a flat roof and a green roof.
Oak Pass Main House
Oak Pass Main House
Walker Workshop
Modern two-storey grey house exterior in Los Angeles with mixed siding, a flat roof and a green roof.
Contemporary Exterior
Contemporary Exterior
Inspiration for a large contemporary two-storey grey house exterior in Boise with a shed roof, mixed siding and a green roof.
Naples Modern
Naples Modern
In-Site Design Group LLC
Daniel Newcomb photography
Large modern two-storey stucco white house exterior in Miami with a flat roof and a green roof.
Terrace and pergola
Terrace and pergola
Bakken Design Build
Wood and glass doors leading on to a colored concrete terrace under a cedar pergola.
Inspiration for a mid-sized contemporary two-storey blue house exterior in Seattle with wood siding, a flat roof and a green roof.
Solar Chic
Solar Chic
Hardwick General Contracting, Inc.
Front Elevation UNEEK PHotography
Design ideas for an expansive modern two-storey stucco white house exterior in Orlando with a flat roof and a green roof.
Gateway Residence
Gateway Residence
Constructive Solutions, Inc.
Photo: Mike Wiseman
Mid-sized country one-storey brown exterior in Other with mixed siding, a gable roof and a green roof.
Casa Magayon - Papagayo, Costa Rica
Casa Magayon - Papagayo, Costa Rica
Sarco Architects Costa Rica - Caribbean
Dusk hour brings out the life in Casa Magayon, where the all-glass exterior brings the inside spaces out and become part of the outdoor experience. The turquoise-blue pool glows onto the exterior facade, and the balcony overhangs glow with the warmth of reflected light.
California Sustainable Home
California Sustainable Home
Maienza - Wilson Architecture + Interiors
Photo: Jim Bartsch Photography
Inspiration for a mid-sized contemporary two-storey white exterior in Santa Barbara with mixed siding, a shed roof and a green roof.
Tiny House
Tiny House
Jessica Helgerson Interior Design
This little house is where Jessica and her family have been living for the last several years. It sits on a five-acre property on Sauvie Island. Photo by Lincoln Barbour.
Dani Ridge House
Dani Ridge House
Studio Schicketanz
Bob Canfield
Design ideas for a contemporary exterior in San Francisco with wood siding and a green roof.
Island Passive House
Island Passive House
The Artisans Group, Inc.
This prefabricated 1,800 square foot Certified Passive House is designed and built by The Artisans Group, located in the rugged central highlands of Shaw Island, in the San Juan Islands. It is the first Certified Passive House in the San Juans, and the fourth in Washington State. The home was built for $330 per square foot, while construction costs for residential projects in the San Juan market often exceed $600 per square foot. Passive House measures did not increase this projects’ cost of construction. The clients are retired teachers, and desired a low-maintenance, cost-effective, energy-efficient house in which they could age in place; a restful shelter from clutter, stress and over-stimulation. The circular floor plan centers on the prefabricated pod. Radiating from the pod, cabinetry and a minimum of walls defines functions, with a series of sliding and concealable doors providing flexible privacy to the peripheral spaces. The interior palette consists of wind fallen light maple floors, locally made FSC certified cabinets, stainless steel hardware and neutral tiles in black, gray and white. The exterior materials are painted concrete fiberboard lap siding, Ipe wood slats and galvanized metal. The home sits in stunning contrast to its natural environment with no formal landscaping. Photo Credit: Art Gray
Custom Homes
Custom Homes
Stuart Riley Bespoke Builder
Photo of a large contemporary two-storey multi-coloured house exterior in Toronto with mixed siding, a flat roof and a green roof.
Shipping Container Floating Housing Units
Shipping Container Floating Housing Units
Pacific-Visions Studio LLC
Design ideas for a small modern one-storey white house exterior in Other with wood siding, a flat roof and a green roof.
Island Cottage
Island Cottage
Paul Cashin Architects
Photography by Richard Chivers https://www.rchivers.co.uk/ Island Cottage is an existing dwelling constructed in 1830, in a conservation area at the southern limit of Sidlesham Quay village, West Sussex. The property was highlighted by the local authority as a key example of rural vernacular character for homes in the area, but is also sited in a major flood risk area. Such a precarious context therefore demanded a considered approach, however the original building had been extended over many years mostly with insensitive and cumbersome extensions and additions. Our clients purchased Island Cottage in 2015. They had a strong sense of belonging to the area, as both had childhood memories of visiting Pagham Harbour and were greatly drawn to live on the South Coast after many years working and living in London. We were keen to help them discover and create a home in which to dwell for many years to come. Our brief was to restore the cottage and reconcile it’s history of unsuitable extensions to the landscape of the nature reserve of Sidlesham and the bay of Pagham beyond. The original house could not be experienced amongst the labyrinthine rooms and corridors and it’s identity was lost to recent additions and refurbishments. Our first move was to establish the lines of the original cottage and draw a single route through the house. This is experienced as a simple door from the library at the formal end of the house, leading from north to south straight towards the rear garden on both floors. By reinstating the library and guest bedroom/bathroom spaces above we were able to distinguish the original cottage from the later additions. We were then challenged by the new owners to provide a calm and protective series of spaces that make links to the landscape of the coast. Internally the cottage takes the natural materials of the surrounding coastline, such as flint and timber, and uses these to dress walls and floors. Our proposals included making sense of the downstairs spaces by allowing a flowing movement between the rooms. Views through and across the house are opened up so to help navigate the maze like spaces. Each room is open on many sides whilst limiting the number of corridor spaces, and the use of split levels help to mark one space to the next. The first floor hosts three bedrooms, each of unique style and outlook. The main living space features a corner window, referencing an open book set into the wall at the height of a desk. Log burners, sliding doors, and uncovered historic materials are part of the main reception rooms. The roof is accessible with a steep stair and allows for informal gathering on a grass terrace which gains views far beyond the immediate gardens and neighbouring nature reserve. The external facades have been uplifted with larch cladding, new timber windows, and a series of timber loggias set into the gardens. Our landscaping strategy alleviates flood risk by providing a bung to the garden edge, whilst encouraging native species planting to take over the new timber structure that is directly connected to the house. This approach will help to plant the house in its surroundings, which is vital given the local connection to the Sidlesham Nature Reserve. Throughout the project the client sourced much of the interior finishes and fixtures directly from salvage yards and online second hand boutiques. The house is decorated with reclaimed materials referencing the worn and weary effect of time spent on the beach or at the sea side. Now complete, the house genuinely feels reconciled to its place, a haven for our clients, and an exemplary project for our future clients who wish to link their childhoods with their future homes.
Island Cottage
Island Cottage
Paul Cashin Architects
Photography by Richard Chivers https://www.rchivers.co.uk/ Island Cottage is an existing dwelling constructed in 1830, in a conservation area at the southern limit of Sidlesham Quay village, West Sussex. The property was highlighted by the local authority as a key example of rural vernacular character for homes in the area, but is also sited in a major flood risk area. Such a precarious context therefore demanded a considered approach, however the original building had been extended over many years mostly with insensitive and cumbersome extensions and additions. Our clients purchased Island Cottage in 2015. They had a strong sense of belonging to the area, as both had childhood memories of visiting Pagham Harbour and were greatly drawn to live on the South Coast after many years working and living in London. We were keen to help them discover and create a home in which to dwell for many years to come. Our brief was to restore the cottage and reconcile it’s history of unsuitable extensions to the landscape of the nature reserve of Sidlesham and the bay of Pagham beyond. The original house could not be experienced amongst the labyrinthine rooms and corridors and it’s identity was lost to recent additions and refurbishments. Our first move was to establish the lines of the original cottage and draw a single route through the house. This is experienced as a simple door from the library at the formal end of the house, leading from north to south straight towards the rear garden on both floors. By reinstating the library and guest bedroom/bathroom spaces above we were able to distinguish the original cottage from the later additions. We were then challenged by the new owners to provide a calm and protective series of spaces that make links to the landscape of the coast. Internally the cottage takes the natural materials of the surrounding coastline, such as flint and timber, and uses these to dress walls and floors. Our proposals included making sense of the downstairs spaces by allowing a flowing movement between the rooms. Views through and across the house are opened up so to help navigate the maze like spaces. Each room is open on many sides whilst limiting the number of corridor spaces, and the use of split levels help to mark one space to the next. The first floor hosts three bedrooms, each of unique style and outlook. The main living space features a corner window, referencing an open book set into the wall at the height of a desk. Log burners, sliding doors, and uncovered historic materials are part of the main reception rooms. The roof is accessible with a steep stair and allows for informal gathering on a grass terrace which gains views far beyond the immediate gardens and neighbouring nature reserve. The external facades have been uplifted with larch cladding, new timber windows, and a series of timber loggias set into the gardens. Our landscaping strategy alleviates flood risk by providing a bung to the garden edge, whilst encouraging native species planting to take over the new timber structure that is directly connected to the house. This approach will help to plant the house in its surroundings, which is vital given the local connection to the Sidlesham Nature Reserve. Throughout the project the client sourced much of the interior finishes and fixtures directly from salvage yards and online second hand boutiques. The house is decorated with reclaimed materials referencing the worn and weary effect of time spent on the beach or at the sea side. Now complete, the house genuinely feels reconciled to its place, a haven for our clients, and an exemplary project for our future clients who wish to link their childhoods with their future homes.
Casa 1404_EG. Fachada calle
Casa 1404_EG. Fachada calle
Albert Brito Arquitectura
Vivienda unifamiliar entre medianeras en Badalona.
Mid-sized industrial concrete grey house exterior in Barcelona with three or more storeys, a flat roof and a green roof.
New Garden Facade
New Garden Facade
Hill & Hurtt Architects, PLLC
Joshua Hill
Inspiration for a mid-sized modern two-storey brick white duplex exterior in DC Metro with a flat roof and a green roof.
Haus F2
Haus F2
Fiedler + Partner
Mid-sized contemporary two-storey concrete grey house exterior in Munich with a flat roof and a green roof.
Villa im Bauhausstil mit Teich im Garten
Villa im Bauhausstil mit Teich im Garten
Dipl.-Ing. Carsten Krafft Architekt
Trappmann Michael
This is an example of an expansive contemporary two-storey stucco white house exterior in Dortmund with a flat roof and a green roof.
Grey Duck
Grey Duck
SALA Architects
The homeowners sought to create a modest, modern, lakeside cottage, nestled into a narrow lot in Tonka Bay. The site inspired a modified shotgun-style floor plan, with rooms laid out in succession from front to back. Simple and authentic materials provide a soft and inviting palette for this modern home. Wood finishes in both warm and soft grey tones complement a combination of clean white walls, blue glass tiles, steel frames, and concrete surfaces. Sustainable strategies were incorporated to provide healthy living and a net-positive-energy-use home. Onsite geothermal, solar panels, battery storage, insulation systems, and triple-pane windows combine to provide independence from frequent power outages and supply excess power to the electrical grid. Photos by Corey Gaffer
Grey Duck
Grey Duck
SALA Architects
The homeowners sought to create a modest, modern, lakeside cottage, nestled into a narrow lot in Tonka Bay. The site inspired a modified shotgun-style floor plan, with rooms laid out in succession from front to back. Simple and authentic materials provide a soft and inviting palette for this modern home. Wood finishes in both warm and soft grey tones complement a combination of clean white walls, blue glass tiles, steel frames, and concrete surfaces. Sustainable strategies were incorporated to provide healthy living and a net-positive-energy-use home. Onsite geothermal, solar panels, battery storage, insulation systems, and triple-pane windows combine to provide independence from frequent power outages and supply excess power to the electrical grid. Photos by Corey Gaffer
Seaton House
Seaton House
Contec SW Ltd
Contemporary home, situated on the coast of Looe, Cornwall. Well-spaced across two levels, with ample outdoor areas, clad in our Smoked Oak Millboard decking.
Villa Elaya
Villa Elaya
Qanat s.c.
Antonio Lo Cascio - architettura e interni
Photo of a contemporary one-storey beige house exterior in Other with stone veneer, a flat roof and a green roof.
Clive and Jeanne's House
Clive and Jeanne's House
JOMA Architecture
Adam Carter Photography
Photo of a mid-sized contemporary two-storey black house exterior in Cambridgeshire with wood siding, a flat roof and a green roof.
Home on Pemaquid Pond
Home on Pemaquid Pond
BRIBURN – Architecture for Life
The vegetated roof is planted with alpine seedums and helps with storm-water management. It not only absorbs rainfall to reduce runoff but it also respires, so heat gain in the summer is zero. Photo by Trent Bell
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