The sun is out again which means more backyard cookouts, reading on the porch, and bird watching. These hummingbird feeders are the perfect way to invite birds to your home and add something special to your landscaping.
While all the blue glass recalls the brilliant Arizona sky, the truth is it was chosen to honor the University of Michigan Wolverines. "The clients are rabid Michigan fans," says Tate. There are also touches of Michigan maize around the house.
Walking past the fieldstone wall, we come to the living room, which sits at the southern end of the taller volume. The view through the glass is dramatic, highlighting the nearby trees. But the expansive glass is controlled by the roof overhang (cutting down on the summer sun) and the insides of the zinc panels we saw from outside. The latter, as we can see, are good canvases for displaying art. In this case the flowery painting and trees beyond work really well together.
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