A terrace is a raised platform that is fully supported by the rest of the house’s facade. Having a terrace built as a part of the exterior of a house may be optional but it is undeniably striking for those houses built to have a few storeys or even just two. Aside from it adding attraction, it also gives a corner for you to relax, have a breath of fresh air or just look over to the the perfect view or simply look around.
The location of the house also gives permission as to how and which part of the house the terrace is going to be built. In one of today’s collection, you will notice the variety of designs as to how each terrace has been made perfect to make the whole house look remarkable. They may be built to the side, to the front or even at the back of the house. Most of the time, what makes it more attractive is the view overlooking a particular site. Click through and find out what could be perfect for you.
West Indies House Design
Image: Weber Design Group, Inc.
Notice the terrace having built overlooking the pool and the paint colors used just perfectly matches the intimacy it projects.
Modern Brick House
The The terrace is situated in such a way that it could either let you see the sunrise or the sunset. Another perfect view for you.
Here goes an example of a contemporary house with an its simple yet elegant terrace.
California Sustainable Home
Image: Maienza Wilson
Another example of a terrace that is built to overlook the pool. There could be a front terrace and one at the back as well but notice how relaxing it could be to have one by the pool.
Walk Street Entry Porch Contemporary Exterior
Its glass composition makes the house look a lot more sophisticated.
Palo Alto House 1
Image: Maydan Architects
When space is limited and when simple contemporary style is required, such design would be one good option.
Image: KO+KO architects
The weekend House shown on the photo above has an area of 315 sqm. A simple glass terrace for a Ukrainian client.
Two Storey House
The overall house exterior design has its own finesse and would look great on a house situated in a subdivision.
Image: Hyde + Hyde Architects
The fascinating views of the Oxwich Point made the owner of this contemporary house with a cool terrace lucky.
Craftsman Style House
The The design has been made using SU, MaxVRay and Adobe CS5.
Image: Pocholo Codilla
For those who have minimal spaces, many would prefer to have their terrace built on top of the garage.
Two storey House
Another example of neatly built terrace on a minimally spaced house.
It is also essential to make sure that the colors are in perfect blend. Notice how the railings of the terrace have been matched to the gates and the metal fences.
The things that are supposed to be considered in planning for a terrace would primarily be the space, the location and how it would impact to the whole facade. Well, you already have these examples to guide and inspire you through. But there could be more to this! Should you want to share with us even your own designs, feel free to do so.