Over the years, living in Northern California in the Sierra Foothills, we have come to appreciate the architecture of the mountain homes in Tahoe, and the look of stone and cottage/garden homes in Napa. It is not difficult to understand, being the right-brain thinker that I am, that I really wanted a Tahoe/Napa-fusion style to our home. It may not happen in a year, but that’s the look that we desire, and so it begins; how do we achieve this?
After 6 months of researching siding and other such products, we have finally come up with a plan. The Garage will get stacked stone on the lower half and above it will be James Hardie Staggered Edge Shingles in Heather Moss. The Gable peak of the Garage and the Gable peak in the back of the house will have James Hardie Board and Batten siding in Khaki Brown for the base, and the batten trim boards will be the color Cobblestone.
|Now onto the next project, retaining walls and vegetable garden beds.|
Still in the future plans are Planter Gardens, retaining walls (Sneak peak at the above completed house) and extending the front porch and making a front yard entry to the house, but first we need to replenish our bank account…. Or win the lottery, whichever comes first.
Click here to see the updates on our exterior.