The Top 10 Exterior Photos of 2018
The most popular exterior photos uploaded to Houzz in 2018 weren’t a complete whiteout, but when seven of the top 10 photos feature houses with white exteriors, it’s pretty darn close to a clean sweep. And while white dominated exterior colors, the modern farmhouse look was every bit as popular when it came to style. Here’s a countdown of the top 10 exterior photos of 2018.
This Atlanta home renovated by New River Building features a welcoming veranda with elegant arches and columns while dormers break up the roofline. The window shutters are painted in Benjamin Moore’s Texas Leather. Readers were especially drawn to the weathered brick that the design team created by applying a lime wash to the originally red bricks.
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Architect John Petri in collaboration with Sean Sullivan of Living Stone Design + Buildteamed up to create a magical mountain home in Asheville, North Carolina. The rustic retreat features a variety of materials, including cedar, painted cedar and stone.
To make the most of the views from inside and bring in the natural light, the architects added clerestory windows along the top of the two-story-tall living area in the center of the house.
This modern farmhouse-style home in Palo Alto, California, was designed by the team at Feldman Architecture. The backyard features a large covered patio with a collection of outdoor chairs stationed around a gas fire pit. Readers were taken by the combination of the white custom-milled shiplap siding and the dark gray metal roof.
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The star of this farmhouse in Oregon’s Willamette Valley is its inviting wraparound porch featuring rocking chairs, porch swings and hanging plants. The gracious home was designed and built by the team at Winsome Construction.
Readers loved the daring choice the design team at Petrucci Johnson Homes made to paint this home’s cedar shingles black. The team covered the shingles in Sherwin-Williams’ Peppercorn. Another standout feature are the front steps made out of slabs of exposed aggregate.
This modern farmhouse in Tennessee features board-and-batten siding made of fiber cement that’s painted in Sherwin-Williams’ Alabaster. The bucolic house designed by Elizabeth Eason Architecture also includes a second-story sleeping porch that’s an ideal spot to take an afternoon nap.
This modern white farmhouse in Georgia has a bit of a rugged side to it. The design team at Steve Powell Homes used natural materials like the stone chimneys, wood posts and railings on the porch to create a rustic contrast to the white board-and-batten siding and sleek metal roof.
There are many things to adore about this modern white farmhouse-style home in Austin, Texas, designed by architect Richard Hughes.
The house features board-and-batten siding, multiple porches and a gabled roofline. But it’s the first-floor porch ceiling covered in punched tin tiles that caught Houzz readers’ attention and added a classic touch to this contemporary home.
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A mix of open patio and covered porches makes the back facade of this modern Denver farmhouse built by Larsen Development Company a true crowd-pleaser. The outdoor kitchen and grilling area is right off the indoor kitchen, while doors from the dining room open wide for guests to continue the party out to the outdoor lounge for alfresco after-dinner drinks.
By now it shouldn’t be a surprise that the most popular exterior photo of 2018 features a modern white farmhouse. The Maryland home, designed by the team at Ratcliffe Architects, includes many of the classic farmhouse elements we see applied to the modern farmhouse style — a standing-seam metal roof, an extensive front porch, two-over-two windows and board-and-batten siding. The front door adds a splash of color and a cheerful nod to traditional American barns.