Finishing design elements...
As some on here may remember, I am building this home myself on the modified foundation of an old ranch home that was demoe'd. The new homes design was drawn by a senior ex-builder, now designer.
I am having some difficulty making the final exterior design decisions.
The foundation has a continious integrated brick ledge. My original intentions were to use a wainscoting of brick up-to the windowsills, as well as bricking the bases of the 5 columns. My sheathing selection (1/2" vs. 1") locks me into a cementious siding product where there is no brick (stc standards). I was going to use Certainteed cement board siding with simplicity metal pre-formed corners. I have recently been made aware of James Hardie's new "Artisan" 5/8" thick cement plank product and love how it looks with the pre-formed corners and shadow lines.
While I have no clue as to what...the existing landscape and fence will be re-worked after the home is finished.
I would love to hear some ideas from others. We are calling the style "northwest craftsman influence".