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WE HAVE CONCRETE! this week they dug and poured. A quick update on the exterior. We were able to get simplified garage doors so we don’t have a billion little squares. We will need to have stone on the house so we are sticking to the original choice. We are still going for a monochromatic look and feel. For exterior lighting we found some silver cylinder tubes that will shine up and down. We decided not to try and go too minimal and modern on the outside. We think it will be best for this type of neighborhood. What if we had to sell, some just may not get it. So exterior, DONE and DONE.

modern tract house design plastolux

modern tract house design plastolux

On the last post some of you asked to se my “can we” list. Keep in mind that the big popular style here is Tuscany wine country. Most of this list was can we get rid of this or that. Click “READ MORE” to see the list and floor plan changes.

The “CAN WE” list:


modern tract house design plastolux

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  • Tim Phillips

    Nice choices. Stainless and monochromatic is a great choice.

  • Gavin

    This reminds be a lot of our recent addition. Having the contractor look at us like we were from mars because we didn’t want rounded corners. Everything was about how to make it clean and simple and the contractors are used to rounded and ornate.. creates confusion at times.

    We did a similar move in keeping the outside more ‘traditional’, with material palette and morphology – same as you, for resale.

    Are you doing Ikea cabinets everywhere? Is there much opportunity for built ins throughout the house?

  • Tyler

    Gavin, the Ikea cabinets will only be a few uppers in the kitchen. I am doing a built in with the master bathroom, they are just framing the wall out.

  • Gavin

    Nice. Built ins are slick. Since we designed our house I designed it to fit ikea cabinets – really completely backwards of how things should be done, but it worked. In the end, we ended up with a ‘custom look’ (whatever that really means) on the ikea budget.

  • Jaime

    Hi Tyler, thanks for all your posts about your “modern” tract home. Like you, I have a tract home that I’m looking to modernize. Where did you find the stainless steel exterior light?

  • Tyler

    Hi Jaime, I actually found all three brand new on eBay for $18 a piece, I got pretty lucky. My builder offered the exact same ones but wanted to charge me $125 a piece.

  • Jaime

    Awesome find!

  • Steve

    The exterior is about as traditional as they come – neo cottage colonial. Sad this is they style of homes most people have to choose these days and Builders want to build the same old thing and are afraid of modern.


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