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Modern house with a touch of a traditional element. Neutral color palette along with clean lines and glass panel work softened by the surrounding greenery created the perfect scene.Modern house with a touch of a traditional element. Neutral color palette along with clean lines and glass panel work softened by the surrounding greenery created the perfect scene.

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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 wrought iron fence. It features beautiful brick walls, glazed windows and stone paving.

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An eye-catching house with a distinct character through its geometric shapes and a floating roof canopy. It reflects the surrounding mountains while desert landscaping completed the look.
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Designed by: Kendle Design Collaborative

An eye-catching house with a distinct character through its geometric shapes and a floating roof canopy. It reflects the surrounding mountains while desert landscaping completed the look.

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A minimalist house that sits on a small mountain ridge. Sleek lines, full-height glazing and a cantilevered top floor created a clean design and impactful architecture.

Designed by: PHILIPPARCHITEKTEN

A minimalist house that sits on a small mountain ridge. Sleek lines, full-height glazing and a cantilevered top floor created a clean design and impactful architecture.

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This modern house is designed with a minimalist architecture accented by its striking striped exterior. It has an interesting rooftop and enormous windows providing an expansive view on all levels of the home.

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Contemporary house with rustic touches from the stone facade and chimney. It includes a portico, tinted glazed windows and serene landscaping with towering trees as its backdrop.

Designed by: Luxe Homes & Design

Contemporary house with rustic touches from the stone facade and chimney. It includes a portico, tinted glazed windows and serene landscaping with towering trees as its backdrop.

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Pristine white modern house with a linear structure, multi-layered facade with soaring roof extension over the outer wall and a concrete driveway. Palm trees and tropical plants softened the sleek exterior.

Designed by: NC-office

Pristine white modern house with a linear structure, multi-layered facade with soaring roof extension over the outer wall and a concrete driveway. Palm trees and tropical plants softened the sleek exterior.

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A cutting edge house showcasing two volumes both with structural glazing which provides a panoramic view of the dramatic mountains.

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An enchanted village treehouse with a whimsical exterior, decked footpaths and rope bridges. Tall trees and green lawn with huge rocks add a magical touch to the whole look.

Designed by: Blue Forest

An enchanted village treehouse with a whimsical exterior, decked footpaths and rope bridges. Tall trees and green lawn with huge rocks add a magical touch to the whole look.

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Designed by: Altius Architecture

An ultra-modern house in a winter setting. It showcases full height glazing and blue zinc cladding accented with light Spanish cedar.

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A luxurious contemporary mansion with excellent glass panel work, stunning water feature and a tranquil pool that serves as the central highlight of the house. 

Designed by: McClean Design

A luxurious contemporary mansion with excellent glass panel work, stunning water feature and a tranquil pool that serves as the central highlight of the house.

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A three-story house with modern architecture featuring wood cladding, black metal framing and large glazed windows. It includes a wraparound patio and two spacious terraces enclosed in glass railings. 

Designed by: Boom Town

A three-story house with modern architecture featuring wood cladding, black metal framing and large glazed windows. It includes a wraparound patio and two spacious terraces enclosed in glass railings.

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A modern house that's fully integrated with its surroundings. It's exterior has sharp structural design accompanied by a resort-style garden that features tiered landscaping and a stunning infinity pool.

Designed by: C.O.S. Design

A modern house that’s fully integrated with its surroundings. It’s exterior has sharp structural design accompanied by a resort-style garden that features tiered landscaping and a stunning infinity pool.

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Contemporary house with box-shaped exterior accentuated by red-framed windows. Its structural lines are softened by the surrounding landscape.

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A modern house boasting a minimalistic design that sits on top of stone retaining walls. It has spacious balconies and concrete staircases on both ends leading down to the serene swimming pool.

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A modern house boasting a minimalistic design that sits on top of stone retaining walls. It has spacious balconies and concrete staircases on both ends leading down to the serene swimming pool.

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Magnificent resort-style home with a classic exterior and lush greenery. Footbridges, stone pathways and an enchanted garden provide a magical ambiance to the house.

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A majestic house with classic gabble roofing and stone pillars. It is accompanied by a lap pool that sits in the middle of ornamental plants and stone paving with grass borders.

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A majestic house with classic gabble roofing and stone pillars. It is accompanied by a lap pool that sits in the middle of ornamental plants and stone paving with grass borders.

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A magnificent manor with French country ambiance complemented by gorgeous landscaping. It features blue A-frame roofs, brick walls and a spacious courtyard with multiple seating.

Source: Home Bay

A magnificent manor with French country ambiance complemented by gorgeous landscaping. It features blue A-frame roofs, brick walls and a spacious courtyard with multiple seating.

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Luxurious mansion showcasing beige walls, framed windows and spacious terraces supported by concrete pillars. Gorgeous palm trees and a beach entry pool completed the picturesque view.

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Luxurious mansion showcasing beige walls, framed windows and spacious terraces supported by concrete pillars. Gorgeous palm trees and a beach entry pool completed the picturesque view.

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An enchanting house with a classic homey exterior accentuated with brick walls and an arched entry door. It is complemented with beautiful landscaping featuring colorful flowers and towering trees in front of the house.

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An enchanting house with a classic homey exterior accentuated with brick walls and an arched entry door. It is complemented with beautiful landscaping featuring colorful flowers and towering trees in front of the house.

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Modern house boasting a stylish exterior with glass windows and doors. The surroundings offer healthy greenery, while the earth is covered in snow.

Modern house boasting a stylish exterior with glass windows and doors. The surroundings offer healthy greenery, while the earth is covered in snow.

A contemporary house featuring a stunning exterior. IT has a wide outdoors and lawn areas. It also features a breathtaking view of the surroundings.

A contemporary house featuring a stunning exterior. IT has a wide outdoors and lawn areas. It also features a breathtaking view of the surroundings.

Contemporary home with a stylish modern exterior, featuring glass walls and windows, along with glass railings. The property is surrounded by gorgeous greenery.

Contemporary home with a stylish modern exterior, featuring glass walls and windows, along with glass railings. The property is surrounded by gorgeous greenery.

Modern house with a stunning exterior. It features a swimming pool and a wide well-maintained lawn area. The area also offers a breathtaking view of the surroundings.

Modern house with a stunning exterior. It features a swimming pool and a wide well-maintained lawn area. The area also offers a breathtaking view of the surroundings.

This house boasts a spacious outdoor space, featuring healthy green lawn areas with walkways. The property is surrounded by beautiful green plants and trees.

This house boasts a spacious outdoor space, featuring healthy green lawn areas with walkways. The property is surrounded by beautiful green plants and trees.

A contemporary house boasting a custom brown exterior with a spacious courtyard with concrete grounds.

A contemporary house boasting a custom brown exterior with a spacious courtyard with concrete grounds.

This house's red exterior is covered by green plants. It also features a wide yard with well-maintained lawn areas, plants and trees.

This house’s red exterior is covered by green plants. It also features a wide yard with well-maintained lawn areas, plants and trees.

A contemporary house with a stunning exterior, featuring glass walls and windows and a black roof. The home is surrounded by mature trees.

A contemporary house with a stunning exterior, featuring glass walls and windows and a black roof. The home is surrounded by mature trees.

A look at this modish house's exterior with brick walls and French-style windows.

A look at this modish house’s exterior with brick walls and French-style windows.

This house features a gray stone exterior along with a garage. It has well-maintained frontyard with beautiful plants and lawns.

This house features a gray stone exterior along with a garage. It has well-maintained frontyard with beautiful plants and lawns.

A contemporary custom made home with a striking exterior design. The house offers a relaxing and fantastic outdoor amenities, as well as multiple healthy plants and trees.

A contemporary custom made home with a striking exterior design. The house offers a relaxing and fantastic outdoor amenities, as well as multiple healthy plants and trees.

This lovely house boasts a wide driveway leading to a large garage. The driveway is surrounded by lawns, plants and trees. The home's exterior is finished in yellow.

This lovely house boasts a wide driveway leading to a large garage. The driveway is surrounded by lawns, plants and trees. The home’s exterior is finished in yellow.

A large mansion boasting a beautiful exterior. The grounds offer well-placed plants and trees, along with a spacious driveway leading to the home's garage.

A large mansion boasting a beautiful exterior. The grounds offer well-placed plants and trees, along with a spacious driveway leading to the home’s garage.

This mansion boasts spacious driveway with a large garage. The house exterior looks absolutely gorgeous. The plants are well placed as well.

This mansion boasts spacious driveway with a large garage. The house exterior looks absolutely gorgeous. The plants are well placed as well.

A Spanish-style mansion offering a beautiful driveway with lawn areas, tropical trees and green plants surrounding it.

A Spanish-style mansion offering a beautiful driveway with lawn areas, tropical trees and green plants surrounding it.

A striking view at this house's exterior and driveway grounds. The area is filled with healthy plants and trees.

A striking view at this house’s exterior and driveway grounds. The area is filled with healthy plants and trees.

This house boasts a fancy brown exterior with a gray roof. It features a garage and a lawn area, along with green plants and trees surrounding the courtyard.

This house boasts a fancy brown exterior with a gray roof. It features a garage and a lawn area, along with green plants and trees surrounding the courtyard.

This home has a gorgeous exterior and a bright interior. It has a spacious courtyard with a garage.

This home has a gorgeous exterior and a bright interior. It has a spacious courtyard with a garage.

A gated mansion with iron and concrete fence securing the property. The house feature healthy lawn areas, both in frontyard and in the backyard. The home's outdoors also offer many amenities.

A gated mansion with iron and concrete fence securing the property. The house feature healthy lawn areas, both in frontyard and in the backyard. The home’s outdoors also offer many amenities.

A Spanish-style mansion boasting a wide brick courtyard with a fountain in the center, surrounded by circular lawns. The property features a backyard with many outdoor amenities as well.

A Spanish-style mansion boasting a wide brick courtyard with a fountain in the center, surrounded by circular lawns. The property features a backyard with many outdoor amenities as well.

A small mansion with a gorgeous classic exterior design. The courtyard has a very stunning centerpiece fountain surrounded by greens. The house also features iron fence.

A small mansion with a gorgeous classic exterior design. The courtyard has a very stunning centerpiece fountain surrounded by greens. The house also features iron fence.

A peaceful mansion boasting a fine driveway surrounded by well-maintained lawn areas, plants and trees.

A peaceful mansion boasting a fine driveway surrounded by well-maintained lawn areas, plants and trees.

Large house with a stunning exterior along with a wide driveway. There are well-maintained lawn areas, along with a healthy garden space as well.

Large house with a stunning exterior along with a wide driveway. There are well-maintained lawn areas, along with a healthy garden space as well.

This house offers a spacious outdoors with beautiful garden areas and a stylish driveway, along with black-painted iron fence.

This house offers a spacious outdoors with beautiful garden areas and a stylish driveway, along with black-painted iron fence.

This house boasts a stunning red exterior along with a well-maintained lawn area on the side of the gorgeous driveway leading to the garage.

This house boasts a stunning red exterior along with a well-maintained lawn area on the side of the gorgeous driveway leading to the garage.

This house has a very attractive exterior, along with a nice driveway with lawn areas on both sides. The house features glass windows and doors.

This house has a very attractive exterior, along with a nice driveway with lawn areas on both sides. The house features glass windows and doors.

This house boasts a contemporary exterior look with a stylish garage and a driveway. There's a small lawn and garden area as well.

This house boasts a contemporary exterior look with a stylish garage and a driveway. There’s a small lawn and garden area as well.

 

Large modern house with a gorgeous exterior and a stylish driveway, along with beautiful lawns and plants laid on the side.

Large modern house with a gorgeous exterior and a stylish driveway, along with beautiful lawns and plants laid on the side.

This mansion boasts a courtyard with decorated grounds and a centerpiece fountain surrounded by healthy lawns, plants and trees. The surroundings of the home looks absolutely peaceful.

This mansion boasts a courtyard with decorated grounds and a centerpiece fountain surrounded by healthy lawns, plants and trees. The surroundings of the home looks absolutely peaceful.

This house offers a wide gated driveway, along with a beautiful lawn area on the side. The house's exterior looks great as well.

This house offers a wide gated driveway, along with a beautiful lawn area on the side. The house’s exterior looks great as well.

This house boasts a wide driveway leading to the garage with a garden area on its side, filled with flowers and plants.

This house boasts a wide driveway leading to the garage with a garden area on its side, filled with flowers and plants.

This home's red exterior with a gray roof are very attractive. The home has fence along with lawn areas. It has a gorgeous driveway as well.

This home’s red exterior with a gray roof are very attractive. The home has fence along with lawn areas. It has a gorgeous driveway as well.

This house has a gray exterior and a black roof, along with glass windows. The driveway has a garden set on its side, along with tall and mature trees.

This house has a gray exterior and a black roof, along with glass windows. The driveway has a garden set on its side, along with tall and mature trees.

This house features a modish and stylish exterior along with glass windows and a small garage and driveway. It has a small backyard as well.

This house features a modish and stylish exterior along with glass windows and a small garage and driveway. It has a small backyard as well.

This palace-like house features a white exterior that looks absolutely lovely. It has a rooftop, a large courtyard and a peaceful backyard with lawns and garden areas.

This palace-like house features a white exterior that looks absolutely lovely. It has a rooftop, a large courtyard and a peaceful backyard with lawns and garden areas.

This classy house has a beautiful white and brown exterior. It offers a nice driveway and a lawn area on the side.

This classy house has a beautiful white and brown exterior. It offers a nice driveway and a lawn area on the side.

This house boasts a striking brown exterior with three garages and a wide driveway, along with a backyard featuring mature trees and healthy plants.

This house boasts a striking brown exterior with three garages and a wide driveway, along with a backyard featuring mature trees and healthy plants.

A brown exterior house with a driveway and a backyard filled with healthy greens.

A brown exterior house with a driveway and a backyard filled with healthy greens.

This gorgeous home has a beige exterior and orange roof. It has a nice driveway, along with a lawn area and a garden area.

This gorgeous home has a beige exterior and orange roof. It has a nice driveway, along with a lawn area and a garden area.

A closer look at this modish house's white and beautiful exterior. The home has a peaceful garden with lots of greens.

A closer look at this modish house’s white and beautiful exterior. The home has a peaceful garden with lots of greens.

A stunning white mansion with lavish outdoor areas featuring well-maintained lawns, a beautiful garden and an outdoor dining and kitchen.

A stunning white mansion with lavish outdoor areas featuring well-maintained lawns, a beautiful garden and an outdoor dining and kitchen.

A lovely white exterior featuring a nice garage and a fancy garden area with beautiful flowers and plants.

A lovely white exterior featuring a nice garage and a fancy garden area with beautiful flowers and plants.

A beautiful mansion boasting a clean white exterior and a massive lawn area that is well-maintained. The property is surrounded by mature and tall trees.

A beautiful mansion boasting a clean white exterior and a massive lawn area that is well-maintained. The property is surrounded by mature and tall trees.

This mansion has a white exterior and a blue roof. The combination looks absolutely perfect. The outdoor areas are very relaxing as well.

This mansion has a white exterior and a blue roof. The combination looks absolutely perfect. The outdoor areas are very relaxing as well.

A charming white house boasting a massive backyard with a large lawn area and a driveway, along with a swimming pool area featuring a nice lounging space.

A charming white house boasting a massive backyard with a large lawn area and a driveway, along with a swimming pool area featuring a nice lounging space.

This house boasts a lovely exterior surrounded by a massive lawn area along with mature and healthy trees.

This house boasts a lovely exterior surrounded by a massive lawn area along with mature and healthy trees.

An elegant-looking house with a white exterior and a luxurious garden surrounding the dramatic walkway leading to the front door of the property.

An elegant-looking house with a white exterior and a luxurious garden surrounding the dramatic walkway leading to the front door of the property.

A large mansion boasting a wide courtyard with a large driveway surrounded by mature and tall trees. The property also has an outdoor pool, patio and garden.

A large mansion boasting a wide courtyard with a large driveway surrounded by mature and tall trees. The property also has an outdoor pool, patio and garden.

This custom-made house boasts a very interesting exterior surrounded by greens and tall and mature trees. It also has a nice driveway leading to the garage.

This custom-made house boasts a very interesting exterior surrounded by greens and tall and mature trees. It also has a nice driveway leading to the garage.

This property features a brick walkway surrounded by the beautiful greenery. There's a patio area and an outdoor dining. The house's exterior looks absolutely interesting.

This property features a brick walkway surrounded by the beautiful greenery. There’s a patio area and an outdoor dining. The house’s exterior looks absolutely interesting.

A large house with stylish exterior offering a wide outdoor space featuring a healthy lawn area and a nice walkway as well.

A large house with stylish exterior offering a wide outdoor space featuring a healthy lawn area and a nice walkway as well.

This house boasts a striking exterior design and has a gorgeous garden area with lawns area and a walkway surrounded by the trees.

This house boasts a striking exterior design and has a gorgeous garden area with lawns area and a walkway surrounded by the trees.

This house offers a massive lawn area along with beautiful and healthy gardens. The property is surrounded by mature and tall trees.

This house offers a massive lawn area along with beautiful and healthy gardens. The property is surrounded by mature and tall trees.

A large house with stylish exterior that looks modish. It is surrounded by mature trees and lawn areas. The area also has a nice view of the lake.

A large house with stylish exterior that looks modish. It is surrounded by mature trees and lawn areas. The area also has a nice view of the lake.

This house boasts a gorgeous red exterior along with a very attractive decorated walkway grounds. The area has gardens and trees that are well-placed and maintained.

This house boasts a gorgeous red exterior along with a very attractive decorated walkway grounds. The area has gardens and trees that are well-placed and maintained.

A large mansion boasting a very spacious courtyard with well-placed trees and plants. The home's exteriors and interiors are very well designed as well.

A large mansion boasting a very spacious courtyard with well-placed trees and plants. The home’s exteriors and interiors are very well designed as well.

This house boasts a stunning and decorated exterior and has a gorgeous driveway. It also features mature trees and well-maintained lawns and plants.

This house boasts a stunning and decorated exterior and has a gorgeous driveway. It also features mature trees and well-maintained lawns and plants.

A striking celebrity home with a white exterior and glass windows and doors. It offers a nice garage and a beautiful small front yard garden area.

A striking celebrity home with a white exterior and glass windows and doors. It offers a nice garage and a beautiful small front yard garden area.

A beautiful house with a nice exterior and has a beautiful courtyard with a pleasant walkway surrounded by fancy gardens and lawn areas.

A beautiful house with a nice exterior and has a beautiful courtyard with a pleasant walkway surrounded by fancy gardens and lawn areas.

Contemporary large house with a stunning exterior design along with a red roof. It offers a massive outdoor area with well-maintained lawn areas.

Contemporary large house with a stunning exterior design along with a red roof. It offers a massive outdoor area with well-maintained lawn areas.

This house has a concrete exterior with some nice windows design. The property also features mature and tall trees.

This house has a concrete exterior with some nice windows design. The property also features mature and tall trees.

A contemporary home boasting a stunning brown exterior and a modish interior. It offers a nice walkway and a beautiful lawns and garden areas.

A contemporary home boasting a stunning brown exterior and a modish interior. It offers a nice walkway and a beautiful lawns and garden areas.

A nice house with a great exterior design. It offers a deck and a patio, an outdoor dining table set and an outdoor swimming pool, along with a beautiful lawn area.

A nice house with a great exterior design. It offers a deck and a patio, an outdoor dining table set and an outdoor swimming pool, along with a beautiful lawn area.

A very attractive house with a nice rustic exterior and a green roof. The room has a beautiful walkway surrounded by the peaceful greens.

A very attractive house with a nice rustic exterior and a green roof. The room has a beautiful walkway surrounded by the peaceful greens.

This home offers a warm interior illuminating the space surrounded by the dark woods. The home boasts a wide lawn area and a stunning outdoor swimming pool at the back. It also has a deck area with a patio.

This home offers a warm interior illuminating the space surrounded by the dark woods. The home boasts a wide lawn area and a stunning outdoor swimming pool at the back. It also has a deck area with a patio.

This contemporary house boasts a breathtaking exterior design surrounded by silent and peaceful woods.

This contemporary house boasts a breathtaking exterior design surrounded by silent and peaceful woods.

A large modern house boasting a warm interior and a gorgeous exterior with glass windows, doors and rails. It has a balcony area and outdoors with healthy lawn areas.

A large modern house boasting a warm interior and a gorgeous exterior with glass windows, doors and rails. It has a balcony area and outdoors with healthy lawn areas.

Modern large house with a white exterior and glass windows. It has spacious outdoor areas featuring a nice walkway surrounded by beautiful lawn areas.

Modern large house with a white exterior and glass windows. It has spacious outdoor areas featuring a nice walkway surrounded by beautiful lawn areas.

A glamorous large house with a beautiful white exterior and glass windows and doors. The backyard is just so beautiful with its lawns, gardens and trees.

A glamorous large house with a beautiful white exterior and glass windows and doors. The backyard is just so beautiful with its lawns, gardens and trees.

A large modern house with a fancy exterior designs. It offers a nice driveway, a gorgeous walkway and a lovely garden and lawns area.

A large modern house with a fancy exterior designs. It offers a nice driveway, a gorgeous walkway and a lovely garden and lawns area.

A modern house with a modern exterior and has a large outdoors. It has a modish driveway, gorgeous walkways and lovely lawns and gardens.

A modern house with a modern exterior and has a large outdoors. It has a modish driveway, gorgeous walkways and lovely lawns and gardens.

This bungalow-style mansion boasts a gray and modish exteriors and has a beautiful lawns and gardens, together with its walkways with tall trees and green plants.

This bungalow-style mansion boasts a gray and modish exteriors and has a beautiful lawns and gardens, together with its walkways with tall trees and green plants.

A beautiful house with a beige exterior and has a terrace and a balcony area. Outside, there's a beautiful lawn and garden areas surrounded by mature and tall trees.

A beautiful house with a beige exterior and has a terrace and a balcony area. Outside, there’s a beautiful lawn and garden areas surrounded by mature and tall trees.

This large modern house boasts a nice exterior with terraces featuring stylish wooden railings. The house also offers a gorgeous patio area along with a deck and a swimming pool.

This large modern house boasts a nice exterior with terraces featuring stylish wooden railings. The house also offers a gorgeous patio area along with a deck and a swimming pool.

A modern large house on the beach, featuring a stunning exterior design with multiple large glass windows and doors. It has a deck with a patio as well.

A modern large house on the beach, featuring a stunning exterior design with multiple large glass windows and doors. It has a deck with a patio as well.

This house has a pleasant exterior design. The home has a nice front yard garden protected by a gorgeous iron fence and gate.

This house has a pleasant exterior design. The home has a nice front yard garden protected by a gorgeous iron fence and gate.

A modern house boasting a very attractive wood-tone exterior with warm outdoor lighting. It has a wide backyard with concrete grounds and has a walkway.

A modern house boasting a very attractive wood-tone exterior with warm outdoor lighting. It has a wide backyard with concrete grounds and has a walkway.

A modish-looking house with a wooden exterior and glass windows and doors. The house offer a deck and a large lawn and garden areas.

A modish-looking house with a wooden exterior and glass windows and doors. The house offer a deck and a large lawn and garden areas.

This house features a stylish black exterior along with a deck and has a wide lawn area.

This house features a stylish black exterior along with a deck and has a wide lawn area.

This house is set in the mountains, surrounded by the woods and has a very stylish exterior design. It offers a deck boasting a stunning surroundings.

This house is set in the mountains, surrounded by the woods and has a very stylish exterior design. It offers a deck boasting a stunning surroundings.

A modern house boasting a stylish gray exterior with glass windows. It has a nice yard with a walkway protected by a stylish fence.

A modern house boasting a stylish gray exterior with glass windows. It has a nice yard with a walkway protected by a stylish fence.

A mansion boasting a fancy exterior. The home offers a lovely driveway and a beautiful lawns and gardens.

A mansion boasting a fancy exterior. The home offers a lovely driveway and a beautiful lawns and gardens.

Large classy house with a beautiful exterior and has a nice driveway surrounded by well-maintained lawn area and gorgeous garden.

Large classy house with a beautiful exterior and has a nice driveway surrounded by well-maintained lawn area and gorgeous garden.

This house boasts logs exteriors and glass windows. The property has a driveway surrounded by lawn areas.

This house boasts logs exteriors and glass windows. The property has a driveway surrounded by lawn areas.

Large contemporary home with a stylish exterior design and has a massive backyard.

Large contemporary home with a stylish exterior design and has a massive backyard.

This mansion boasts a gorgeous exterior design with lots of glass windows and doors. It offers nice outdoor amenities and has a wide well-maintained lawn area.

This mansion boasts a gorgeous exterior design with lots of glass windows and doors. It offers nice outdoor amenities and has a wide well-maintained lawn area.

A nice view of this home's stylish exterior design. The property is surrounded by mature and tall trees.

A nice view of this home’s stylish exterior design. The property is surrounded by mature and tall trees.

A modern house with a concrete exterior. It offers a balcony with a glass railing. The home also has glass windows.

A modern house with a concrete exterior. It offers a balcony with a glass railing. The home also has glass windows.

This modish house boasts a high-tech fence that slides. It offers a nice garden area and other magnificent outdoor amenities.

This modish house boasts a high-tech fence that slides. It offers a nice garden area and other magnificent outdoor amenities.

This custom-made house has a wooden exterior and has a nice bridge-style walkway set on the property's lawn area.

This custom-made house has a wooden exterior and has a nice bridge-style walkway set on the property’s lawn area.

Modern house boasting a stylish white, gray and black exterior design, along with glass windows and doors and has a wide open balcony area.

Modern house boasting a stylish white, gray and black exterior design, along with glass windows and doors and has a wide open balcony area.

This house boasts a stunning exterior design along with a lovely garden area protected by a gated iron fence.

This house boasts a stunning exterior design along with a lovely garden area protected by a gated iron fence.

This house features a gray exterior and has a warm interior and exterior lighting. It also boasts a fresh-looking greenery surrounding the property.

This house features a gray exterior and has a warm interior and exterior lighting. It also boasts a fresh-looking greenery surrounding the property.

Contemporary house with a striking exterior and fence. It offers a wide backyard with gardens and lawn areas.

Contemporary house with a striking exterior and fence. It offers a wide backyard with gardens and lawn areas.

This modern house features a white exterior. It has a nice garage with well-maintained plants on the side. The backyard offers a beautiful garden and a peaceful vibe.

This modern house features a white exterior. It has a nice garage with well-maintained plants on the side. The backyard offers a beautiful garden and a peaceful vibe.

This house features a yellow exterior and has a beautiful garden and lawn areas. It also has a nice patio and surrounding trees.

This house features a yellow exterior and has a beautiful garden and lawn areas. It also has a nice patio and surrounding trees.

This house has a fine exterior along with a walkway surrounded by gorgeous lawns and garden areas.

This house has a fine exterior along with a walkway surrounded by gorgeous lawns and garden areas.

Modern house with a stunning exterior design. It has a balcony and a terrace, both featuring glass railings. It also has a nice gated garage and a beautiful front yard.

Modern house with a stunning exterior design. It has a balcony and a terrace, both featuring glass railings. It also has a nice gated garage and a beautiful front yard.

A look at this home's gorgeous exterior surrounded by healthy trees. It has a backyard featuring a well-maintained lawn and healthy plants.

A look at this home’s gorgeous exterior surrounded by healthy trees. It has a backyard featuring a well-maintained lawn and healthy plants.

A modern house with a gray exterior with a wood-tone accent. It has glass railings on its stairways and balcony areas. It also has a backyard with a nice set of amenities.

A modern house with a gray exterior with a wood-tone accent. It has glass railings on its stairways and balcony areas. It also has a backyard with a nice set of amenities.

A look at this home's magnificent exterior design with a large balcony area featuring a glass railing. The property is surrounded by mature trees.

A look at this home’s magnificent exterior design with a large balcony area featuring a glass railing. The property is surrounded by mature trees.

A modern house with a stylish exterior. It offers a nice walkway surrounded by lawn and garden areas.

A modern house with a stylish exterior. It offers a nice walkway surrounded by lawn and garden areas.

This home boasts a nice exterior and lovely interior, along with a beautiful garden at the backyard, surrounded by tall and mature trees.

This home boasts a nice exterior and lovely interior, along with a beautiful garden at the backyard, surrounded by tall and mature trees.

A focused look at this home's wood-tone exterior with glass windows. In its backyard sits a well-maintained lawn area, along with a small garden area.

A focused look at this home’s wood-tone exterior with glass windows. In its backyard sits a well-maintained lawn area, along with a small garden area.

This tall house offers a fancy exterior and a gorgeous backyard with a lovely garden and mature trees.

This tall house offers a fancy exterior and a gorgeous backyard with a lovely garden and mature trees.

Modern house with a nice gray and wood-tone exterior design. The house offers balcony areas and a garage, along with a garden area.

Modern house with a nice gray and wood-tone exterior design. The house offers balcony areas and a garage, along with a garden area.

A modish house set in the woods. It has a stylish exterior design and a warm interior lighting. It has a nice driveway and other outdoor amenities surrounded by tall and mature trees.

A modish house set in the woods. It has a stylish exterior design and a warm interior lighting. It has a nice driveway and other outdoor amenities surrounded by tall and mature trees.

Modern house boasting a wood-tone exterior and glass windows and doors. It also offers a gorgeous walkway surrounded by plants and trees.

Modern house boasting a wood-tone exterior and glass windows and doors. It also offers a gorgeous walkway surrounded by plants and trees.

A modern house with a stunning exterior with glass windows and doors, along with a large balcony area. It offers fine walkways, along with beautiful garden and lawn areas.

A modern house with a stunning exterior with glass windows and doors, along with a large balcony area. It offers fine walkways, along with beautiful garden and lawn areas.

A contemporary house set in the woods. It has a very attractive exterior design surrounded by tall and mature trees. It has a wide driveway and a large garage.

A contemporary house set in the woods. It has a very attractive exterior design surrounded by tall and mature trees. It has a wide driveway and a large garage.

A house with a wood-tone exterior and has a very modish interior. It offers a wide driveway and garage, along with healthy plants and trees.

A house with a wood-tone exterior and has a very modish interior. It offers a wide driveway and garage, along with healthy plants and trees.

A closer look at this house's gray and wood-tone exterior with glass windows and doors.

A closer look at this house’s gray and wood-tone exterior with glass windows and doors.

This house boasts a striking exterior design and has a warm interior lighting. The house offers a peaceful backyard with well-maintained lawns and a beautiful garden area.

This house boasts a striking exterior design and has a warm interior lighting. The house offers a peaceful backyard with well-maintained lawns and a beautiful garden area.

Bungalow-style house with a gorgeous interior and exterior designs and has a wide lawn area, a beautiful walkway and a nice garden.

Bungalow-style house with a gorgeous interior and exterior designs and has a wide lawn area, a beautiful walkway and a nice garden.

A look at this modern house with a stylish exterior design. It offers balconies and has a wide driveway, along with a small garden area.

A look at this modern house with a stylish exterior design. It offers balconies and has a wide driveway, along with a small garden area.

Large contemporary house with a stunning exterior design and has a warm interior lighting, perfect with the home's surroundings. The property also boasts a gorgeous lawn and garden areas and a driveway.

Large contemporary house with a stunning exterior design and has a warm interior lighting, perfect with the home’s surroundings. The property also boasts a gorgeous lawn and garden areas and a driveway.

This house boasts a modish wood, concrete and stone combination exterior, along with a very stylish walkway surrounded by plants and trees.

This house boasts a modish wood, concrete and stone combination exterior, along with a very stylish walkway surrounded by plants and trees.

Contemporary house with a striking exterior design and has a concrete driveway. The property is surrounded by mature and tall trees.

Contemporary house with a striking exterior design and has a concrete driveway. The property is surrounded by mature and tall trees.

A contemporary house boasting a modish and stylish exterior with glass windows and doors. The home also offers a nice outdoor areas along with some balconies and terraces.

A contemporary house boasting a modish and stylish exterior with glass windows and doors. The home also offers a nice outdoor areas along with some balconies and terraces.

This house boasts a very stylish wood-tone exterior with a wooden fence. The home offers a gorgeous garden and outdoor areas.

This house boasts a very stylish wood-tone exterior with a wooden fence. The home offers a gorgeous garden and outdoor areas.

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More Home Exterior Resources

There are many aspects to the exterior of a house.  They include:

1. Type of House

Different types of houses in a collage photo grid

How many types of houses do you think there are?  I’m not talking styles, but types of homes?

There are 33 (by my count).

We wrote an epic article on it aptly titled “33 Different Types of Houses“.  As you’ll see, this article explains the differences among single family homes, townhomes, condos, yurts and more.

2. Architectural Style

Different home exterior styles in photo gridA major contributing factor to your home’s curb appeal is its architectural style.  By architectural style, I’m referring to Modern vs. Mid-century vs. Mediterranean vs. Tudor, etc.

We put together an extensive list of all architectural styles with photo examples here.  It’s one of our all-time most popular articles.  You’ll love it.

3. Roof Style

Collection of different roof styles and shapes

The roof style often goes along with the architectural style, but within the styles you often have some roof design options.  In fact, if you’re building or designing a home, you must give consideration to the roof – angles, shape, type, height, etc.

We break your roof options into 36 different types of roofs here (includes custom diagrams of each roof which is super helpful).

4. Siding Material

Houses with different exterior siding options

What’s interesting about siding materials is you can choose from several regardless of the style of architecture.  I know what’s going through your mind – you’re mentally listing off siding options… vinyl, brick, stone, etc.

But get this.  There are 17 home exterior siding options.  I list them out with photo examples.  I bet it’s more than you thought.

I’m not done yet.  I also created a handful of galleries showcasing the more popular siding options.  Check them out:

  • Houses with red brick exterior
  • Houses with wood exterior
  • Houses with exposed concrete exterior
  • Houses with stucco exterior

5. Exterior Color

Above I said architectural style dictates your home’s exterior quite a bit and it does, but so too does color.  Color plays a major role.  In fact, color is so important we put together a series of different exterior home color galleries so you get an idea of what different styles look like with different colors.  Check them out:

White houses

Example of house with a white exterior

Click here for all white exterior houses

Yellow houses

Example of a house with yellow exterior

Click here for all yellow houses

Red houses

Beautiful Victorian red and white house

Click here for all red houses

Blue houses

Series of blue houses

Click for all blue houses

Green houses

House with a green exterior

Click here for all green exterior houses

Gray houses

Gray house with white trim

Click for all gray houses

6. Trim

Gray house with white trim

Trim is an opportunity to make your exterior color scheme more interesting.  White is the most popular for houses that have another color.  If the house is white, black or some dark color is popular.

Check out some examples in our trim exteriors gallery.

7. Front Door

Example of very nice front door on luxury homeNot the most important aspect of your home’s exterior appearance, but it counts.  Especially for white exterior homes.

When it comes to a front door, there are several considerations.  They are:

  • Single vs double?
  • Window or no window?
  • Color?
  • Panels or no panels?
  • Custom or premade?
  • Wood or metal or fiberglass?
  • Simple or decorative?
  • The doorknob fixture?

Yeah, lots of to consider.  Get a lot more ideas with our front door gallery and in-depth article here.

8. Window Styles

Luxury home with very cool windows from the outside

You also need to choose window styles and sizes for your home which dictates the style from both the inside and the outside.  Like so many things home-related, there are many window options.

You must check out our popular and very cool window styles article where we set out many custom illustrated window styles you can choose from.

9. Front Yards

Stunning small front yard with a beautiful garden

This is hard because there are literally unlimited options.  The best thing you can do is scour front yard photos for ideas on how you want to landscape your front yard.

10. Driveway

New house with a very nice long driveway.

Driveways are a necessary evil for the most part.  If you’re lucky enough to have an alley, that means you don’t have to put a slab of concrete, asphalt or bricks across your front yard.  However, most homes these days require a driveway and since it’s so prominent in the front, you should take care in choose a good design, material and color so that it enhances your home appearance.

There are many types of driveways including:

11. Garage

Custom contemporary home with matching garage doors

The garage is part of the house and it should be designed in the same style.  That said, there are many different types of garages you can choose from.

12. Walkway (if any)

Front yard with long walkway

Not all front yards have a walkway.  My in-laws just put in a walkway after living there for 35 years.  It looks amazing and offers an inviting path to the front door.  I love walkways (while I’m not big on driveways, I like walkways).

Walkways differ primarily by material.  I encourage you to check out our inspirational walkway photo gallery for ideas.

13. Front Porch (if any)

New house with front porch

Most homes, especially contemporary homes, don’t have a front porch.  The front porch was popular with Victorian homes which can be found all over the USA.  I lived in an old Victorian home in College (rented out part of it with buddies).  It had a large front porch.  If you’re building a new house, a front porch is a consideration.  We showcase many porch ideas here.

14. Gutters

Close up photo of gutters on a house

You don’t really see gutters from the road, but they are an integral part of a home’s exterior.  We cover gutters extensively.  Check out:

Phew, that’s a lot that goes into curb appeal of a home.  As you can see from the above, we have extensive articles and galleries on every aspect exterior options – that as a whole make up the overall appearance of your house.  With so many options, it’s easy to make your home exterior unique.

Related: Check out our aerial house views photo gallery

15. Outdoor Lighting

Home with terrific backyard outdoor lighting

Discover all types of outdoor lighting here.

I’ve spent dozens of hours researching outdoor lighting options for homes.  There are so many options.  In fact, you can dramatically improve your home’s appearance at night with some clever lighting.  Even not-so-clever lighting can make a big difference.

16. Shingles

Dark gray asphalt shingles on roof of house

Learn about types of shingles here

Shingles also make a big impact on curb appeal.  There are different materials and colors.  Before you choose your new shingle, get familiar with your shingle options.

Home Exterior (Preferences) Statistics

After thousands of poll results, we have statistical data on home exterior material and architectural style preferences.

Check it out:

1. Home Style Preferences (Stats)

Home exterior material statistics chart2. Architectural Style Stats

Home architectural styles statistics poll results

While interior design gets way more attention online, your home’s exterior is equally important.

It’s the part of your home the world sees.  It also is the first impression visitors and guests get.  It is a home design element that should not be ignored.

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  1. Matt Steen April 10, 2019

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