Cedar shake shingle gives the home a lovely textured look. “Those will all age naturally to a wonderful gray, weathered look,” says Linda.  #HGTVDreamHome

Dream Home 2015: Front Yard

Cedar shake shingle give the exterior of HGTV Dream Home 2015 a lovely, textured look. “Those will all age naturally to a wonderful gray, weathered look,” says designer Linda Woodrum.

Vinyl cedar shake shingle, looks like real wood, never stains, fades, or rots. It looks new for a lifetime.

Vinyl cedar shake shingle, looks like real wood, never stains, fades, or rots. It looks new for a lifetime.

"I wouldn't mind if people think this house is 200 years old," says architect Bill Ingram, who clad the exterior of his Birmingham, Alabama cottage in cedar shake shingles and planted the X-patterned boxwood garden with a friend.

Colonial Williamsburg Meets the Tropics in This 1,400-Square-Foot House

:: Havens South Designs :: likes Bill Ingram's own 1400 square foot cottage in Birmingham Alabama.

Shake shingle wall, corrugated steel ceiling, & industrial pendant lighting in the art studio.

How to Start Shingles Straight on a Non-Square Roof

Shake shingle wall, corrugated steel ceiling, industrial pendant lighting in the art studio.

Alternative to Cedar shakes & shingle siding:  James Hardie siding made of fiber cement

James Hardie Siding Products with ColorPlus Technology - possibly to be used above stone veneer outdoors on house

The staggered pattern of cedar shake shingles is a classic of the eastern seaboard and helps accentuate the home's country cottage motif. By leaving the shakes natural and treating them only with bleach, the Starkes anticipate that they will gray with age and add even further to the warm.

possible front post accent to match a tuckundergarage in natural cedar shakes?

Breadboard ceiling grey shake shingle siding brown mahogany and glass door Nantucket style

Breadboard ceiling grey shake shingle siding brown mahogany and glass door Nantucket style (Outdoor Wood Ceiling)

A wood shake shingle roof and painted brick and stone walls add texture, while gray/blue mullions lend a surprising pop of color to this handsome home by architect Austin DePree.

Architect Austin DePree, along with builders Dan Schmidt and David Haegeland, was careful to seamlessly weave the home’s L-shaped addition to the original house. In the front courtyard, landscape architect John Mariani planted containers with boxwood.

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