49 | Visualizer: Aleksandr ZhidkovEasily described as a dream come true, this modern home afront a mock coral reef gets our eyes excited. As metal chain windows let in just the right amount of light, strong charcoal frames and a cascade of white steps lead up to urban paradise.
35 | Visualizer: Vogue ArchitectsDesign your home or office block with flow in mind. Two thick-set horizontal levels are met by a concrete panelled entrance, maximising movement across each level. Large glass panels let the outside in.
29 | Visualizer: Osama Abdallah Two looks can mesh together with the help of materials. Miami-esque plaster and glass joins with rustic stone and industrial concrete to produce the most unusual house on the street.
34 | Visualizer: Ibrahem MagdyCentralise light in the middle of your home. This exterior cradles large sheets of glass in columns of brick, while offering two balconies for sunset views.
45 | Visualizer: Ioan Ralea-TomaBend the rules with your exterior. This residence features sloping outdoor patios, an ascending roof and convex front elevation on a simple, flat patch of green.
28 | Visualizer: Zrobym ArchitectsMatch the shape of your garden to the shape of your exterior. Be there or be square, in this steel and wooden structure framed by box hedges and even a street number in a cube.
42 | Visualizer: So OnMake your home feel like a high-end resort. White and wood weave around a greenery-framed pool, while full-wall glass windows offer a look to the sea and indoor-outdoor flow.
House M designed by monovolume architecture + design is (to me) one of the most beautiful houses I’ve seen so far. Simplicity in combination of large glass panels and white concrete is everything one needs in his modern home. Sometimes less indeed is more. Make sure you check out interiors of this home since they are stunning!
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19 | Visualizer: BlackbellGrey and stone add a feeling of serenity to urban surroundings. Walk down the sanded wooden steps to a comfortable seating area nestled between the trees.
16 | Visualizer: Maciej DudaSurprise guests with an unconventional garden. Planting hordes of pussywillow afront decorated grey brick, a wooden corridor lit by hanging pendants draws the eye in.
12 | Visualizer: Marcin Mierzyński Three interlocking levels show versatility of colour in this two-storey mansion. Featuring large panes of glass and even wider viewing platforms, its open-plan form creates a rural oasis.
20 | Photographer: Tinnaphop ChawatinMake the most of a view by building exterior protrusions. These five balconies offer a well-lit, design-cushioned view. Blue forget-me-nots offer a simple surprise on the way in.
36 | Visualizer: Luisö RamosHave some designer cars you’d like to show off? This residential home combines concrete and plaster columns with a wooden garage fronting the road.
31 | Visualizer: Baust ArchitectsClimb over four roofs in your quest for great entertaining. A stone and wooden gate opens up to platforms paved in pebbles and lined with succulents.
Even better, when it comes to exterior house design, you have plenty of options for materials. Wooden facades, for one, have gained increased traction in the past few decades because of their natural appeal. They can come in handy if you’re looking to create large structural “blinds” which can protect your home from direct sun, especially if you live in areas that receive lots of sunlight. Glass, on its side, also comes with lots of decorative and functional benefits. That’s why it’s usually used to give a home a modern look and feel as well as blur the lines between indoors and outdoors. Commercially talking, industrial design architects often use exposed concrete.
Villa CView is luxury dream home built on the cliffs of Saint Jean Cap Ferrat in French Riviera. Besides stunning views and modern interiors, this home offers beautiful modern exterior design as well. Huge glass panels are used to make breathtaking views home’s best feature while general structure of the house is made of simple painted concrete. This residence is specially beautiful at night with decorative facade lighting stealing all the attention. Feel free to check out rest of the house!
9 | Visualizer: Yuliya RastorguyevaUsing a different material in one area can highlight a space. Enfolded in steel, concrete and glass, this stunning horizontal wooden panel marks a clear path to the front door.
32 | Visualizer: Ibrahem Magdy Have one feature you’d like to stand out? This large home favours the entrance and dining room, in L-shapes of heavy grey stone.
17 | Visualizer: Ink PixelZip away in your jet boat from the moment you wake. This contemporary abode uses concrete, slatted wood and glass to create a cascade of layers that stretch over a lake.
Check out these ideas to draw some inspiration for your next exterior house design project.
13 | Visualizer: Phan AnhLet the city in, or keep the city out. This innovative apartment open shutters at the main gate and central window façade, making them solid again to protect from noise and fumes.
Design blogs are filled with countless ideas for interiors. What about ideas for your exterior? How are you planning to envelop your home? Where will your main view look out to, your patio be awash with the smell of, and what will you drive up to at the end of each day? These fifty home exteriors show what it means to have a modern-looking façade. Using combinations of timber, plaster, bamboo, glass and concrete, they shoot up straight in large vertical panels, slither into long horizontal levels, and criss-cross with the forest and palm trees in a myriad of natural settings. Pick your favourite from our top fifty exteriors for yourself.
26 | Visualizer: Marcin Mierzyński Make your house the brightest on the street – and not just for Christmas. LED line lighting tracks the ceilings, walls and pot plants of this seriously innovative two-storey.
When it comes to minimalism, you either love it or hate it. Same applies to this stunning modern home located on the hills of Valencia. Its simple exterior design and minimalist interior are definitely work of art.
11 | Visualizer: Maciej Duda Outdoor lookouts don’t have to be high. This white plaster dream seats a small party in a wooden enclave, providing the perfect view to watch trimmed hedges, birds and bees pass by.
10 | Visualizer: FedorovaA beautiful balcony heightens your enjoyment of the outdoors. Large, open-framed windows make the most of this rural setting, while glass railings allow a comfy seat in an outdoor pod.
21 | Architect: Abramson Teiger ArchitectsSucculents and shrubs offer an easy-to-maintain garden alternative. This brick and wooden home can enjoy their greenery on the ground floor, or look over them on a black iron balcony.
40 | Visualizer: Luisö RamosLandscaping can play a large part in your exterior design. While concrete and plaster squares wind around living areas, three stone sculptures punctuate what could be an overwhelming design.
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4 | Visualizer: Yura Savitskyi We’ve all dreamed of a modern log cabin from time to time. This paned wooden exterior runs its grooves smooth on the roof and perpendicular in its body, as it opens up its windows to a forest of pine.
46 | Visualizer: Burak LafcıA mountainous location deserves a home with a view. White wooden rafters reach up to the sky afront a pool, wooden lounger deck and tinted rectangular windows.
This beautiful home is great example of an amazing indoor-outdoor connection. Large panoramic sliding doors can be almost fully opened and connect modern living room and bedroom on the other end with gorgeous swimming pool in the middle. Just imagine what it’s like to experience this level of modern living. And all thanks to innovative modern facade.
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15 | Visualizer: Studio AikoA great design for a home or office, this building offers an industrial twist on the home above. Instead of bamboo shutters, metal grating offers a glimpse of the outdoors between hanging fairy lights.
Instead of palm trees, oak-lined boulevards make the space green.
Tresarca house is good example how exterior facades have more than one purpose. When house is built in harsh environment, clever solutions are used to create comfort and security. Architects from assemblageSTUDIO used mesh screen to create protection from the harsh sun for the interior living space and gave this modern house an unique look.
Another beautiful modern home by SAOTA with interesting exterior design. When client initially came to SAOTA, they wanted a relaxing, yet elegant home that would also be comfortable. Solution: glass walls covered with sliding timber panels.
18 | Visualizer: Yuriy BochkaryovKey elements of your exterior need not be standard. This house turns a traditional cathedral roof on its head, by slanting it diagonally across a concrete and wooden base.
23 | Visualizer: Mo Design StudioRooftop gardens bring nature to man-made constructions. This residence makes its stone layers shine with an array of palm trees, hanging flowers and vines dangling atop.
25 | Visualizer: Shuvajyoti MisraBelonging more to an art museum than a residential street, this towering masterpiece strikes a chord with a perforated yellow façade. Rows of rose hedges and an upper balcony offer differing views.
1 | Visualizer: 3DVueCombine varnished timber, plaster and mushroom tones into one snazzy exterior design. This street side home finishes off its frontage with a row of manicured garden hedges.
48 | Visualizer: Ark VizEver imagined a chequered exterior? Neither had we. This two-storey mixed-material home employs the style with aplomb, finishing it off with a steel convex balcony and grass tuft-embedded patio.
In today’s homes — whether traditional, modern or contemporary — exterior house design plays a critical role. It allows homeowners to not only make a killer first impression but also enhance the beauty of their outdoor spaces and add value to their homes. Besides, curb appeal is perhaps the single most crucial factor when it comes to selling your house.
3 | Visualizer: Constantine RybkinModern homes don’t have to be in the city. Set in a stunning forest glade, white cherry blossoms and weeping willow trees create softness, while a black-painted column holds a room with a view.
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38 | Visualizer: Ioan Ralea-Toma & Vlad Andrei PopaAnother innovative apartment block, this concrete, plaster and wooden find uses its outside lights to full effect. As a plethora of moving slabs pave your way in, light deflects off a large vertical façade, entrance, and lush ferns in the garden.
43 | Visualizer: Kozman Architects How do you maximise sunlight in your home? This brick and concrete structure uses wooden slats as Venetian blinds, opening up the space and catching rays while the sun goes down.
41 | Architect: Forx Design Studio Photographer: Tinnaphop Chawatin Wide, open and inviting describes this classy modern space. Set on a row of manicured lawns and hedges, its central structure features a lit border ceiling and grandiose staircase to guide the way in.
14 | Visualizer: NmachineTropical exteriors can work in urban districts. This two-level home uses a bevy of bamboo shutters, wooden pool decking, wild tussocks and palm trees to achieve the look.
47 | Visualizer: DÉR architects Make your home easy to access. Set amidst clear, flat land, trimmed hedges and spacious steps, this wooden exterior invites in visitors with a cavity in its centre.
37 | Visualizer: Ioan Ralea-Toma & Vlad Andrei PopaHow do you make your apartment stand out from the rest? Use columned windows to draw them in, lead the way with chrome ball sculptures, and glow light through perforated window shades that light up at night.
50 | Visualizer: Thomas DuboisThis interesting façade is what sci-fi movies are made of. A clear dome atop two levels of slatted wood make this circular home reminiscent of UFOs.
5 | Visualizer: Phil RyanSexy and sophisticated, this array of disjointed levels knows how to glow when the sun begins to set. A tall column of beige brick meets slatted wood panels in a plaster frame, letting light into common areas and giving privacy in areas where we like to hide.
24 | Architect: Architecture ParadigmWorried your white exterior looks a little too stark? Spice it up with double-roof layering, unconventional angles and a bunch of greenery growing from its edges.
8 | Visualizer: Marcin MierzyńskiMix corrugated steel, plaster and concrete for the perfect blend of modern and homely. This two-storey residence on a flat plot of land lets in the sun with skylights up to the stars.
House renovations are great opportunities for architects to take on a challenge of connecting modern with traditional. Escobar residence renovation is one of those projects. While from the street this seems to be traditional Tudor house, in the backyard facade extends into beautiful modern addition enclosed with glass curtain wall and skylights.
6 | Visualizer: Artem TrigubchakSculpt your exterior garden with a few placed rocks. This modern building, resplendent with a tall concrete column, slatted wall of blinds and vertical glass panes matches its grey to a rock entrance and stairway.
QL House is incredible modern home built in Portugal. The main idea was to connect interior living spaces with exterior and Visioarq architects did it perfectly. Modern front facade, which is impressive already by itself, was visually fulfilled with modern landscaping. Entering this home must be beautiful experience. Here’s how architects described this amazing home: “The QL House project was an exercise in balancing spaces and landscape integration. The articulation of two overlapping and perpendicular spaces generated not only a particular spacial dynamic, but also different visual relations between full and empty, light and dark – caused by the dynamic of shadows – between private areas, semi-private areas and the view of the surrounding landscape.“
7 | Visualizer: Studio AikoUse your pool to mimic the shape of your exterior. This long-line horizontal abode protects from the elements with glass and metal coverings, while a luxurious strip of blue runs its length.
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27 | Visualizer: Zrobym ArchitectsThink black and white won’t sit well together? Think again in this Jenga-style structure that holds a black box on the top, and a white one underneath. Paths of pebbles draw the guest in.
2 | Visualizer: Archi CGIIntegrate greenery into your home. This white brick creation lets in the light through a series of brick inlets, while a creeping fern drapes over the living area and garage.
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44 | Architect: Jobim Carlevaro ArquitetosVisualizer: TorquatoregisDesign your home to be out in the open. This wood and brick two-storey features a central space for sunbathing, and a deck out front to enjoy green space.
If you are looking to step up your home’s curb appeal game, then you have come to the right place. While most people often focus more on the interior decor and design, these homes are as beautiful outside as they are inside. Elegant, stylish, and functional, these snazzy exterior house design and facade ideas will simply knock your sock off.
SAOTA is well known for creating architectural masterpieces. This contemporary house is no different. Facade, even though it’s mostly open, showcases combination of many materials “working” together in defining this house. From stone walls on the ground floor, exposed concrete on upper floors, wooden shades to glass terrace railings and sliding panoramic doors, exterior facade materials here are top notch!
39 | Visualizer: Ngotrung NgoMake the most of a narrow house exterior, by flagging it with a mast. A navy painted panel cradles this striking triangular facade, a mixture of black and white bars that cunningly match the gate.
33 | Visualizer: Ibrahem MagdyDare to be different in the way you let in light. This modern Islamic-style exterior makes darker rooms lighter, while shedding traditional mosaic light patterns on the carpet inside.
22 | Visualizer: Ark VizNature and technology merge in this beautiful autumn setting. Forming a series of blocks joined by a concrete-clad passage, a large glass lounge opens up the indoor-outdoor flow.
With that said, there are a ton of great ideas around the world on how to spruce up the exteriors of your home. To get the home you envision, however, you often need to bring together the better of the two world of house facades — beauty and function. The good news is that facades, regardless of the material make, can have functional elements as well as decorative.
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30 | Architect: Jobim Carlevaro ArquitetosA sloped site can work to your advantage. Wide window panels with warm wooden sides let a great view rest in an urban location.