I love natural wood used as a house exterior material. We showcase 34 of them with horizontal, shingle and vertical boards. Check this epic collection of natural wood exterior homes - cape cod style, modern, chalet and more. Beautiful.
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There are two types of natural wood exterior homes. There’s log homes and then homes with some form of natural wood siding. While the distinction isn’t huge, it’s a distinction nevertheless. This gallery showcases homes with natural wood siding (i.e. not log homes – you can see our log home gallery here).
Of course, there are many different styles and wood used for wood siding. The collection below attempts to be as diversified as possible. You can have shingle/shake style, vertical boards, horizontal siding, slat-style and of course combinations of each type. You can also combine wood exterior with other siding materials such as stone, stucco and/or brick. I tend to prefer homes that limit material combinations to no more than two. Beyond that, it looks a bit messy and confused.
It’s hard to go wrong with natural wood as a home exterior. It works on more traditional architectural styles as well as modern homes. We showcase all styles below.
Large hillside home with natural wood siding combined with stone with white trim. It’s an imposing home especially as it’s built up on a robust stone foundation.
Dark wood shingle siding with bright white trim make up this home’s exterior… but notice the chimney – it’s stone. I love the simple facade restricted to just the wood and using white to create contrast.
Large dark wood exterior home with huge tiered decks cascading down the sloping sprawling lawn. Fabulous looking country property surrounded by rich vegetation.
Suburban home with orange-hued natural wood exterior combined with some stone and even a hint of green and beige. While I wouldn’t normally opt for this many colors, because the colors are all fairly neutral, it works really nicely. I find this exterior to be really interesting.
Cape code home design with natural wood siding. The upper floor exterior is shingle and the lower floor is horizontal wood boards. Small snippets of river rock are added at the base of the supporting columns and chimney.
Small older suburban home renovated with natural wood exterior which is contrasted with white window trim, white front door and white garage door.
Mountain-side home with extensive wood exterior – light with dark brown wood trim.
New custom home with natural wood shingle siding. Home includes attached garage with above garage apartment. The contrast is nicely done with a darker stained wood exterior for the lower part of the garage along with some stone. Overall, very nicely done.
Dark wood exterior home situated on a large manicured country property surrounded by forest. I think this particular exterior could benefit with a little more contrast such as some white.
Modern flat roofed-home with horizontal wood board exterior from base to roof.
Contemporary ranch style home with medium dark natural wood exterior combined with some gray stone. The translucent garage doors create a stunning effect along with the large floor-to-ceiling windows. I love the style of this home.
Shinge exterior home with white trim and white garage doors. This is a classic East coast USA oceanside home exterior style. It’s also common in Oregon such as in Cannon Beach.
Suburb home with dark wood exterior and translucent garage door. It has a modern vibe but still leans toward a traditional style.
Home with tall gabled roof with light wood exterior in the vertical board style.
Elegant dark shingle style exterior with white trim on wide suburban property. The shingle exterior matches the roof shingles. It’s a good thing there’s plenty of white trim to avoid a gloomy looking exterior.
Custom new home with vertical wood board exterior fitted around large windows. A portion of the lower home has what appears to be a stucco exterior.
Interesting urban home with slat wood exterior as well as a natural wood garage door. Includes stucco exterior as well creating contrast in color and texture.
Small renovated home with beautiful light and medium dark horizontally oriented wood board exterior.
Ocean front wood shingle exterior mansion with round tower and plenty of white trim. This is without a doubt a stunning home built with plenty of nautical features such as the round, dome tower and round windows.
Grand wood mansion with upper wood balconies overlooking manicured grounds that include hedges and flower gardens.
Wood board and vinyl siding combination make up this interesting home exterior. I really like this. It looks like a modern home, but it’s not. The very different exteriors create an interesting effect that works well.
Here’s another example of a home with two wood tone exterior used to great effect. This home has green trim as well which works beautifully. Some stonework makes up small parts of the lower exterior and porch support columns.
Small contemporary home with vertical wood board exterior on the main part of the home which is contrasted with smooth stucco like exterior used on the garage half of the home.
Large shingle exterior home with dark gray trim and dark gray roof shingles. It has a dark appearance, but there’s sufficient contrast to make it a beautiful exterior.
Luxurious lakefront property located in Lac St-Joseph, a rich suburb of Quebec City. This mansion has plenty of natural wood on the exterior as well as gray stone work that matches the color of the roof shingles. It creates a beautiful curb appeal.
Modern home with concrete and wood exterior which I think is wonderful. I think this home could use more windows but I really like the concrete and wood combination set amidst minimalist landscaping.
Grand three story wood exterior mansion set on large country property. Arguably this is a log home – hewn logs… but we included it here because it has more of a natural wood siding look than log exterior look. Besides, it’s so cool, it would enhance both our log home gallery and this gallery.
Close up of a new home with vertical wood board home exterior that includes the same wood for support columns. The contrast is created with dark gray trim. while it’s a lot of wood (rich red wood at that), it works.
Here’s a great example of a two story modern home with both wood and flagstone exterior in pretty much equal parts. It creates a dynamic curb appeal – the wood being smooth and uniform while the stone being rough, textured and colorful.
Large, wood shingled, 19th century mansion in Cape Cod, Chatham, Massachusetts, USA. I’ve been to Cape Cod twice and absolutely love the place, in part because many houses like this are there. Well not many this grand and beautiful, but many with the wood shingle siding. It’s a classic exterior.
Here’s a great example of a home with wood slats applied on top of a stucco exterior. It works well… imagine this home with just the pinkish red stucco. It wouldn’t look nearly as nice.