Tucked inconspicuously among a block of innocuous stucco ranch houses on a side street in St. Helena in Napa County, CA, a reclaimed wood facade attracts instant notice. A closer inspection reveals a surprise:
Photography by Mimi Giboin.
Above: You can’t tell from the street that beneath the wood siding lies a stucco house.
Above: Here’s what the house looked like when homeowners Kevin and Jessica Hague bought it.
Above: After covering the front facade with wood, the Hagues began working on the side walls.
Above: On the back wall of the ranch house, a window is framed in reclaimed wood: step one to covering the entire wall.
Above: Ready to be installed: 1-by-6-inch planks of weathered wood, previously used on a fence
Above: The Hagues’ house has a board on board facade. Similar to a board and batten technique, a board on board installation typically involves installing planks vertically, side by side. Additional planks are cover the gaps between boards.
Above: A climbing rose is at home on the reclaimed wood siding, which came from Centennial Woods in Wyoming. Says Jessica Hague: “It was an absolute gamble–I bought the material sight unseen.”
Above: To install the siding, the Hagues first screwed horizontal boards into the stucco facade. Then they nailed the vertical planks to the boards.
Above: For lights similar to the pendants flanking the doorway on the Hagues’ peaked-roof barn, Outdoor Wall Lanterns in a bronze finish are $495 apiece from Visual Comfort Lighting.
Are you looking for ways to add curb appeal to your house? See:
- Hardscaping 101: Charred Wood Siding
- 11 Ways to Add Curb Appeal for Under $100
- Before and After: 5 Favorite Garden Rehabs
Finally, get more ideas on how to upgrade your home’s facade with our Hardscaping 101: Exteriors & Facades design guide.