Front Yard Pictures From DIY Network Blog Cabin 2015

Eight acres of secluded wooded property overlook majestic Lake Coeur d’Alene and offer an eye-catching exterior that blends seamlessly with the mountain vista.

Photo By: Eric Perry

Photo By: Eric Perry

Photo By: Eric Perry

Photo By: Eric Perry

Photo By: Jason Kisner

Photo By: Jason Kisner

Photo By: Eric Perry

Photo By: Eric Perry

Photo By: Eric Perry

Photo By: Eric Perry

Photo By: Eric Perry

Photo By: Eric Perry

Photo By: Eric Perry

Photo By: Eric Perry

Photo By: Eric Perry

Photo By: Eric Perry

Photo By: Jason Kisner

Remodeling With a Vision

Property that fronts Lake Coeur d’Alene features a dilapidated home that is brought back to life with modern mountain architecture, contrasting gray siding, and a unique roofline.

Mountain Top Motif

At one with nature, the earthy color palette allows the Blog Cabin 2015 to blend right in with its mountain top surroundings. Many of its landscape features were also locally sourced.

Locally-Sourced Rocks

Idaho diamond, a locally-sourced stone used in this pathway design, is incorporated into the interior and exterior design.

Herbs for the Kitchen

A living wall of herbs cools the outdoor kitchen area and provides culinary delicacies within reach of the grill station.

Wow-Worthy Walkway

A stone walkway connects the front yard to the outdoor kitchen and back patio. The transition captures breathtaking views for all who follow the path.

Take the Party Outdoors

Ripe for entertaining, the side yard features an outdoor kitchen and casual grassy gathering area that takes advantage of picturesque views.

Lush Pine Trees

Found on property, pine trees feature lush greenery and provide a charming mountainous aesthetic.

Memorable Landscaping

A unique lawn of basalt rocks, surrounded by ornamental grasses and evergreens, greets visitors.

Welcoming Driveway

A gravel driveway curves around the house, connecting the front yard with the backyard.

Plant Markers

Metal plant markers are just another thoughtful design detail that highlight the beauty of a locally-sourced spruce variety.

Simple and Serene

“Where you have to be particular around the house, we wanted to keep it simple with rocks and a design that is low maintenance,” says build and design manager Dylan Eastman.

Soft Layers

Local grasses offer a touch of whimsy and softness to the hardscape.

Modern Details

There are no gutters on the exterior to keep the look clean and modern. Instead, water drains from the roof into the dry stream beds of rock.

Picking Plants

Drought-tolerant foliage plants are a natural choice for extremely dry mountainous climates.

Smart Features

Snow melt wire was installed under the front walkway and can be controlled by a smart phone, so there’s no need to shovel on a snowy day. An enclosed space also known airlock is another nice touch that acts as a heated drop zone before entering the house.

Rockin Out

The newly planted yard gains more texture with the addition of landscaping rocks. These large rocks lend a feeling of permanence and can serve as a makeshift sculptures.

Loads of Parking Space

The expansive driveway is a charming welcome. There is plenty of space for parking and more than enough gorgeous views to go around.