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Cabin Exterior - low maintenance but looks like wood?

5 years ago


We are in the planning process of building a lakefront cabin. I've attached pictures below (combo between rustic contemporary/beach. I could really use some ideas on the following:

1. materials/colours for the exterior that would be maintenance free and would standup at a lakefront property. I love the look of wood but I don't want to have to paint it; I want to just enjoy the lake. I don't know if there's a good hardy board or something else that would look good. Ideas??

2. I am also trying to incorporate abit more stone or something to the road side. I tried putting stone around the one room; I'm not sure if that works or not.

3. Beams: Should the beams be spaced equally across each section of house or follow the window lines?

Thanks so much and I appreciate any feedback!

Lake side:

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