I noticed today that it’s been a while since I’ve posted any pretty pics so here are the latest renderings from ISA. We have been discussing how to create an interesting, modern and affordable facade for weeks and this is what we’ve gravitated towards.
You can see that we have a bit of a vertical theme here. We are showing James Hardie Vertical Siding Panels cut to two foot widths in a few shades of gray. There is also some very light gray stucco on the facade of the 100k house in the background that will will most likely put on the rear of both homes as well. The windows are now all in vertical orientation as well to fit in with the 2′ widths of the Hardie siding.
ISA is still experimenting with possible picture windows on the second floor of the back of each home or some type of contrasting horizontal window element. They are also looking into how we might be able to incorporate a down and dirty green wall of ivy over the entire rear facade that is Southwest facing. This would further passively cool the home in the summer while providing a unique green element to set the home apart (I guess it’s set apart quite a bit already).
I’m really happy with the new renderings and really can’t wait to see it come to life. We are still checking with the Hardie reps and investigating ways to make the install as easy as possible. We’ve all heard horror stories about how difficult vertical Hardie can be to install and we hope to simplify the process to keep labor costs low.