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September 22, 2015
We're stuck on these homes that make use of the grainy, sculptural material in alluring ways—including the occasional dose of color.
A smart home in Prague

At this smart tech–equipped family villa in Prague, door-to-celing glass overlooks a deck and the garden beyond. The facade is a combination of light-gray stucco and cement panels.

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Originally appeared in A Plugged-In Home Rises in Prague
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Modern home interior with pink and yellow walls

A good dose of Barragán influence turned a dark and beleaguered mid-century house into a family home for the ages, where flashes of pattern and interior planes of saffron and pink stucco bring bursts of bright, warm color. The paint colors chosen by the residents and architect Linda Taalman are American Cheese 2019-40 and Blushing Bride 2086-50, both by Benjamin Moore.

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Choy House white stucco facade.

Alternating stucco and ipe exterior finishes demarcate different residential units at this extended family compound in Queens. The architect had to scaffold and apply the stucco in a single day in order to create a seamless look. 

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Originally appeared in Three Unique Homes Fit Under One Roof for an Extended Family in Queens
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Dawn Farmer sits on the bed in the master bedroom. The white leather bed was designed by Pierre Kozely and manufactured by Della Robbia. The view carries through the master bathroom to the yard on the other side of the house.

Dawn Farmer sits on the bed in the master bedroom of her home in Venice Beach. The house is clad in smooth stucco top-coated with white Venetian plaster, and has a perimeter wall made of Cor-Ten steel panels and stuccoed cinder blocks. 

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Portuguese beach house with stucco and silver wood

Architect Ernesto Pereira focused on three simple things when remodeling a typical Portuguese dwelling in coastal Vila do Conde: “Wood for its comfort, water for its peace, and light for its vitality,” he explains. He balanced these primary elements in the Silver Wood House, a domestic oasis that brings home the sandy colors and textures of the nearby beach. White stucco clads sheltering walls, while silver wood slats line openings like doors, windows, and terraces.

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Originally appeared in Lovely Beach House is All About Angles, Stucco, and Wood
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Winter temperatures in northern Galilee can be as cool as 50 degrees, with summer temperature as high as 100 degrees. “Most of the year it’s pretty hot,” Zucker says.<br /><br />Photo courtesy <a href="http://www.guyzucker.com/">Z-A Studio</a>.

Architect Guy Zucker, who designed the Heavy Light House in Israel, says that he wanted the color palette of the three “rocks” to feel like earth or sand. The exterior stucco treatment is grainy, rather than smooth, and coated with a radicalized sand color.

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Casa Na stucco living area.

Architect José Andrade Rocha favored light colored materials while updating this historic flat in Lisbon. “Using white allowed me to lighten up small interior spaces and at the same time respect the original colors of the carpentry and stucco work,” Rocha says.

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Originally appeared in Minimal Apartment in Lisbon Divvied Up by Sliding Doors
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A smart home in Prague

At this smart tech–equipped family villa in Prague, door-to-celing glass overlooks a deck and the garden beyond. The facade is a combination of light-gray stucco and cement panels.

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