Category Archives: Home Exteriors

Home exterior design ideas, pictures and tips including doors, windows, roofing, exterior walls and more.

The front door is what takes you into a house.  Welcoming, intimidating, bold, meek, or charming, the front door says a lot about the homeowner. What dictates the look of the front door?  Many times it can be the structure of the home.   But details such as color (see blue front doors here), texture, planters […]

Log cabins are absolutely beautiful.  The look of the cabin, the contrast of color between the wood and the lush green surrounding, the serenity…all of this, plus more is what makes log cabins so picturesque.  There is no doubt that a log cabin home catches the attention of anyone nearby; but, most times, the inside […]

Most people like several home architectural styles.  I know I do.  I’m partial to modern, Cape Cod, Mountain and Shingle home styles. That said, if buying an existing home, I’d be open to even more architectural styles.  Most of us are since you can find beautiful examples of pretty much every style. However, my wife […]

The American Foursquare home has a distinct architectural style on both the outside and inside. If you’re interested in foursquare home exteriors, check out our massive gallery and guide on 38 American Foursquare homes here. This gallery showcases the interiors of 2 fabulously restored/renovated American Foursquare homes in the United States. Key interior design features […]

Welcome to our collection of shingle-style homes.  Shingle style homes are popular in some pockets of the USA.  The shingle exterior can be applied to many design styles. For example, above is a Victorian style home (source) with a shingle exterior. Shingle style homes were designed to resemble the colonial homes shingled exterior and size. […]

Welcome to our gallery featuring 40 rooms with stained glass windows. We believe that the windows in a home are one of the most transparently important elements. A small space can be expanded visually with large windows. The natural light provided by windows can make wondrous improvements to almost any room. We have created this gallery as […]

Welcome to our gallery featuring delicate cedar roof designs. Take a look around your neighborhood. What kind of roofing do you see? Nowadays, asphalt shingles are a very popular choice. Most of the time, asphalt is the most cost effective. Just because your neighborhood is flourishing with asphalt shingles doesn’t mean you should follow the group. […]

Welcome to this very special gallery featuring a variety of unique houseboat designs from all over the world. In some parts of the world, houseboats are very popular as permanent homes, but in most places, houseboats are for leisure activities. Originally developed for boat owners who wished to have a more comfortable place to relax […]

Welcome to our gallery featuring a bold array of home exterior materials! Exteriors are very important to a home design; it is the first thing that anyone sees when approaching a house. The exterior sets the tone for the entire style of the house and acts as an introduction to the interior. The structural style of the […]

Welcome to our gallery featuring a wide variety of beautiful home exteriors. We’ve long been proud to feature the homes built by our fantastic and incredibly talented design partners. From modern to incredibly ornate and traditional homes, each designer creates unique homes that are perfectly suited to their owners. Some of the homes in this collection are […]

Welcome to our gallery featuring beautiful custom home exteriors from designers from around the world! Home exteriors are possibly the most important part of the house. Not only do they protect the home – and its occupants – but it’s also the first thing that anyone sees when approaching the house or walking down the […]

Welcome to our gallery featuring a selection of gorgeous home exteriors by our fabulous and talented partners! Each home featured in this collection was specially designed for luxury and comfort, and many were designed to be environmentally sustainable. From southwestern style homes to restored historical homes, this gallery is filled with a range of styles from all […]

Welcome to our gallery featuring a spectacular array of green roofs, one of the most innovative yet natural roofing solutions ever. We wanted to bring you a collection of roofs that covered the wildly varied and intriguing constructs also known as living roofs. A living roof is a roof of a building that is at least partially or […]

First impressions are important, even when it comes to your home!   While a smile or handshake can turn strangers into friends, the right front door can really help “wow” visitors who enter your home. Homeowners often want a front door that is classy, intriguing, fun, and sophisticated.   Black front doors in particular exude sophistication and class, and pair well with nearly all colors. […]

The front entry of everyone’s home is the center of its attractiveness. You can catch anybody’s eyes if you have a red door at your home’s entry point. Make an impact by dressing it up or by installing additional accessories that will enhance its vibrant color. Your red door should be a mirror of what’s […]

While the large white, symmetrical mansion with columns is the stereotypical “plantation home design” not all southern mansions are built in this style.  In fact, the architecture across both historical and contemporary southern home designs varies. The overarching architectural term used to refer to plantation homes is antebellum architecture, which includes several forms of architecture […]

Russian palaces are both magnificent and repugnant.  They’re magnificent because of their opulence, scale and luxury.  They’re repugnant because they’re a reminder of the brutal serfdom that infested the society for hundreds of years.  After all, a lone palace owner couldn’t care for such homes… it required an army of virtual slaves who worked day […]

Floating homes in North America are typically found in the Northwest – Portland, Seattle, Vancouver and Victoria.  In Europe, floating homes are canal boats.  In the Northwest, floating homes are regular home structures on floating raft-like platforms. Many floating houses are an eclectic style incorporating bright color schemes and unusual home designs – but then […]

Growing up and still living in a coastal community, I’ve been exposed to beach houses all of my life.  Even when I went to college, which was located in Western Michigan which, spectacular lake beach houses (on Lake Michigan – see Lake Michigan image below). While I’ve never lived in a home situated on the […]

Welcome to our photo gallery of 32 modern home designs. I remember viewing my first modern home that was built in the smallish town where I grew up.  There is a mountain on the east side of town where large homes were built.  It was the premiere neighborhood in our town because the views are […]