101 House Exterior Ideas (Photos and Extensive Guides)

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The gorgeous and warmth of the gray tones of the home coincides well with the surrounding green landscape filled with tall trees in the background, medium-sized pines at the front yard and the grass lawn separated from the concrete walkway by a thin strip of fountain.
Designed by: Elips Design Architecture

The gorgeous and warmth of the gray tones of the home coincides well with the surrounding green landscape filled with tall trees in the background, medium-sized pines at the front yard and the grass lawn separated from the concrete walkway by a thin strip of fountain.

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A charming contemporary house with Victorian architecture enclosed in an ornate wrought iron fence. It features beautiful brick walls, glazed windows and stone paving.
Designed by: Moloney Architects

A charming contemporary house with Victorian architecture enclosed in an ornate

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Interior and Exterior Design in Sarasota FL

Audrey Design

Audrey Design is an interior and exterior design studio based in Sarasota Florida, focused on creating timeless residences that seeks to bring the home of your dreams into life.

Audrey’s signature is an architectural and holistic approach to design and remodel, where every detail is meticulously executed, the result being stunning rooms and spaces. Their residential work represents a range of client aesthetics and tastes; what they all share is a timeless and fashion simplicity.

The firm offers interior and exterior finish specifications from small bathroom remodels to whole house renovations and new builds. We take into account your personality, budget, environment, and architecture when designing to ensure that your ideas are implemented beyond your expectations. We take your ideas and bring them to life with a fashion and innovative approach.  

Audrey’s is always finding delightful solutions for every design dilemma.

At Audrey Design, we understand the key

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Exterior Design | Minneapolis Exterior Design

Despite its numerous strengths, fiberglass siding from Apex, a product we had recommended and installed, was discontinued in the spring of 2015. There are two other products AMEK Exteriors continues to rank as in the top tier of long-lasting siding with superior appearance. Depending on your requirements and your budget, either choice will be a solid exterior siding decision. Here are some considerations for fiber cement vs. engineered wood.

Fiber cement siding which is created from a wood pulp and Portland cement combination is known for its resistance to rot, pest damage from termites and woodpeckers,and fire plus its longevity. Another feature is the minimal maintenance. Some fiber cement products are offered in a range of pre-finished colors while others can be painted with your own color of choice. Paint lasts much longer – 15 years vs. 5 years – which give homeowners the choice to change the color of

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24 Trendy Modern Farmhouse Exterior Styles

Last updated on May 29th, 2020

These days, it’s impossible to miss the modern farmhouse design, whether you’re online, watching TV, or exploring your town. Plenty of homeowners are wondering how to get the modern farmhouse look in their homes, and while the inside is undoubtedly important, the outside is just as crucial to ensuring your home achieves this style.

From Arizona to Virginia, there are so many variations on the farmhouse look. Explore 24 of our favorite modern farmhouse exteriors below, each showcasing a different take on this popular home aesthetic. 

 

1. Valen 

Arlington, TX

 

Community: Viridian

State: Texas

The Valen’s Key Design Features:

  • Horizontal siding, stucco, and cut stone combined with dark trim and cedar accents
  • Standing metal seam mixed with an asphalt shingle roof
  • Louver accents that add interest to the gables
  • Welcoming wrapped front porch

 

2. Triana

Single-story modern farmhouse design
Gilbert, AZ

 

Community: Legacy at Seville

State: Arizona

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28 House Exterior Design Ideas

analisse taft gertsen's connecticut home

William Abranowicz

They say you can’t judge a book by its cover, and the same goes for homes. The exterior of a house can hint at what’s on inside or offer a contrasting surprise–whether it’s a castle-inspired exterior with a fairy-tale interior or a historic outside with a contemporary inside. We’ve rounded up some of the most stunning home exteriors that’ll have you wanting to move in—and may even inspire you to up your own home’s curb appeal.

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Castle-Inspired Fortress

This fairy-tale escape by Lisa Tharp and TMS Architects features a gray exterior with white and red accents. The wood and stone add to its nature-inspired charm.

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Nautical Getaway

Previously destroyed by Hurricane Sandy, this New Jersey home got a helping hand from Joe Lucas. The shingled house, complete with a screened porch, looks out on the bay and the

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10 Home Exterior Fails You Should Know About

When she’s not roasting terrible suburban homes on her blog McMansionHell, Kate Wagner studies architectural acoustics as a graduate student in the joint acoustics program at Johns Hopkins University and Peabody Conservatory. She’s worked extensively as a sound engineer, with expertise in recording engineering, product development, and research.

Thinking about redoing the exterior of your home after a bit of HGTV fever? While it’s unrealistic to expect architect-level work from people like your Aunt Sue, who wants to paint everything contractor gray in a fit of Fixer Upper passion, there are some common exterior mishaps that can easily be avoided. In fact, relatively simple exterior changes can breathe new life into a house, though it’s a fine line between CPR and suffocation. In the words of architect Mies van der Rohe: “God is in the details,” but, then again, so is the devil.

10) Shutters to Make You Shudder

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Engineered Exterior Trim

Engineered Exterior Trim


Wood composite, plastic, and fiber-cement trim
products promise to hold paint better than solid wood.

More and more customers are insisting on low-maintenance exteriors, while
builders are facing rising prices for quality lumber. So when it comes time to
choose exterior trim, many builders are considering new engineered alternatives
to solid wood. Some builders may be looking for a lower-cost alternative to
clear cedar or redwood. Others may be willing to pay extra for a premium
product that promises to outlast wood. In all cases, builders are looking for
something that won’t need to be painted frequently.

There are a bewildering number of products available. These products can be
grouped into three general categories: engineered wood, fiber-cement, and
plastics. In general, engineered wood and fiber-cement are less expensive than
solid wood, and much less expensive than the plastics. Most of the plastic
trims cost 20 to 60

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Exterior Home Pictures Design Software

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The design is inspired by the famous app Google Now following all the guidelines of the Holo interface.
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Program type: Freeware (Personalization)

1 TurboFloorPlan Home and Landscape Pro by IMSI/Design - TurboFLOORPLAN 3D Home & Landscape Pro is

TurboFLOORPLAN 3D Home & Landscape Pro is award-winning home and landscape design software. More professional quality tools make it easy to quickly layout your dream home to exact… more

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Program type: Shareware (Editors)

Size: 490.7 MB

Price: $99.95

20 Realtime Landscaping Photo 5.06 Demo by Idea Spectrum, Inc. - New photo-based landscape design software

New photo-based landscape design software. Design your landscape using a photo of your home and property. Design a garden, plant trees and shrubs, add a new yard, and more. This new landscaping… more

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Program type: Demo (Editors)

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Price: $59.95

50 AMC Calendar Wizard by Alchemy Mindworks - AMC Calendar Wizard builds personalized,

AMC Calendar Wizard builds personalized, printable calendars.

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How to Design & Install an Exterior Landscape Lighting System | Home Guides

Create spectacular effects with landscape lighting.

Create spectacular effects with landscape lighting.

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Low-voltage landscape lighting brings your yard alive after dark. Designing and installing exterior landscape lighting requires planning and creativity. As a general rule of thumb, fewer lights are better. Highlighting some landscape features, providing safety and creating ambiance are just a few reasons exterior landscape lighting systems are a great idea for any homeowner. Most lights come in kits with easy to install instructions and design plans if you need a little inspiration.

Design

Draw a diagram of your property and determine where you want to place exterior landscape lights. Visit your yard in the dark with a flashlight and shine the light on different landscape features to see how they look lit up. Choose a few focal landscape features such as a tree, fountain, entranceway or pathway that you may want to highlight. Also, consider areas where safety may be

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Modern Architectural Style Considerations | Milgard Windows & Doors

Clean lines, smooth surfaces and lots of light encompass the look of a modern home. Ornamentation is kept at a minimum to focus on a large perceived space and welcome indoor-outdoor living. These one-of-a-kind homes are usually asymmetrical with flat or uniquely slanted roofs.

Recommended Window and Patio Door Styles for Modern

While modern homes are varied in how they are designed, sliding horizontal windows can almost always be a great choice. Another popular operating style is awning, often times placed below large picture windows as it brings in subtle fresh air. Many modern homes push beyond the norm when it comes to the shape and positioning of the windows. This could look like uniquely cut gables, windows wrapping around the corner of a home, or having glass from floor to ceiling. The possibilities are endless!

Aluminum is a popular window material to use because modern homes almost always have

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