Large House Exterior Ideas and Designs

River House - Riverside New Build in Oxfordshire
River House - Riverside New Build in Oxfordshire
HollandGreen Architecture, Interiors & LandscapesHollandGreen Architecture, Interiors & Landscapes
Modern new build overlooking the River Thames with oversized sliding glass facade for seamless indoor-outdoor living.
Photo of a large and white modern bungalow render detached house in Oxfordshire with a flat roof.
1930s Modernist Masterpiece
1930s Modernist Masterpiece
ABQ StudioABQ Studio
This is an example of a large contemporary house exterior in Sussex.
Dandelion
Dandelion
Unique HomestaysUnique Homestays
Photo of a large and beige traditional brick detached house in Gloucestershire with three floors and a pitched roof.
Sevenoaks House
Sevenoaks House
Tye ArchitectsTye Architects
Client’s brief A modern replacement dwelling designed to blend seamlessly with its natural surroundings while prioritizing high-quality design and sustainability. It is crafted to preserve the site's openness through clever landscape integration, minimizing its environmental impact. The dwelling provides five bedrooms, five bathrooms, an open-plan living arrangement, two studies, reception/family areas, utility, storage, and an integral double garage. Furthermore, the dwelling also includes a guest house with two bedrooms and one bathroom, as well as a pool house/leisure facility. Programme The original 72-week programme was extended due to COVID and lockdown. Following lockdown, there were issues with supplies and extra works were requested by the clients (tennis court, new landscape, etc.). It took around two years to complete with extra time allocated for the landscaping. Materials The construction of the building is based on a combination of traditional and modern techniques. Structure: reinforced concrete + steel frame External walls: concrete block cavity walls clad in natural stone (bonded). First floor has areas of natural stone ventilated facade. Glazing: double glazing with solar protection coating and aluminium frames. Roof and terraces: ceramic finish RAF system Flooring: timber floor for Sky Lounge and Lower Ground Floor. Natural stone for Upper Ground Floor and ceramic tiles for bathrooms. Landscape and access: granite setts and granite stepping stones. Budget constraints The original project had to be adjusted which implied some value engineering and redesign of some areas including removing the pond, heated pool, AC throughout. How the project contributes to its environment Due to the sensitive location within the Metropolitan Green Belt, we carefully considered the scale and massing to achieve less impact than that of the existing. Our strategy was to develop a proposal which integrates within the setting. The dwelling is built into the landscape, so the lower ground floor level is a partial basement opening towards the rear, capturing downhill views over the site. The first-floor element is offset from the external envelope, reducing its appearance. The dwelling adopts a modern flat roof design lowering the roof finish level and reducing its impact. The proposed material palette consists of marble and limestone; natural material providing longevity. Marble stone finishes the lower ground floor levels, meeting the landscape. The upper ground floor has a smooth limestone finish, with contemporary architectural detailing. The mirror glazed box on top of the building containing the Sky Lounge appears as a lighter architectural form, sitting on top of the heavier, grounded form below and nearly disappearing reflecting the surrounding trees and sky. The project aims to minimize waste disposal by treating foul water through a treatment plant and discharging surface water back to the ground. It incorporates a highly efficient Ground Source Heat Pump system that is environmentally friendly, and the house utilizes MVHR to significantly reduce heat loss. The project features high-spec insulation throughout to minimize heat loss. Experience of occupants The clients are proud of the house, the fantastic design (a landmark in the area) and the everyday use of the building.
Franklin Park Custom Home
Franklin Park Custom Home
WINN Design+BuildWINN Design+Build
Photo of a large and white two floor brick detached house in DC Metro with a pitched roof and a shingle roof.
Benedict Canyon 2023
Benedict Canyon 2023
Whipple Russell ArchitectsWhipple Russell Architects
Benedict Canyon Beverly Hills luxury mansion with custom double height glass wall atrium and modern ribbon windows
Photo of a large and white modern two floor detached house in Los Angeles with a flat roof.
City Modern Farmhouse Town & Country Charlotte
City Modern Farmhouse Town & Country Charlotte
Linnane HomesLinnane Homes
This is an example of a large and white rural two floor painted brick detached house in Charlotte with a pitched roof, a shingle roof, a black roof and board and batten cladding.
Menlo Park Modern Farmhouse - Andersen 100 Series
Menlo Park Modern Farmhouse - Andersen 100 Series
Argonaut Window & Door, Inc.Argonaut Window & Door, Inc.
GHG Builders Andersen 100 Series Windows Andersen A-Series Doors
Inspiration for a gey and large farmhouse two floor detached house in San Francisco with a pitched roof, a metal roof, wood cladding and board and batten cladding.
Shingle Style Home with Blue Shutters - Wychmere Rise -  Custom Home on Cape Cod
Shingle Style Home with Blue Shutters - Wychmere Rise - Custom Home on Cape Cod
Polhemus Savery DaSilvaPolhemus Savery DaSilva
Shingle Style Exterior with Blue Shutters on a custom coastal home on Cape Cod by Polhemus Savery DaSilva Architects Builders. Wychmere Rise is in a village that surrounds three small harbors. Wychmere Harbor, a commercial fishing port as well as a beloved base for recreation, is at the center. A view of the harbor—and its famous skyline of Shingle Style homes, inns, and fishermans’ shacks—is coveted. Scope Of Work: Architecture, Construction / Living Space: 4,573ft² / Photography: Brian Vanden Brink
Tree length half-log cedar siding
Tree length half-log cedar siding
Waldmann ConstructionWaldmann Construction
Waldmann Construction
Photo of a brown and large rustic two floor detached house in Other with wood cladding, a pitched roof and a shingle roof.
Clopay Canyon Ridge Collection Limited Edition Series
Clopay Canyon Ridge Collection Limited Edition Series
ClopayClopay
Large and white classic two floor detached house in Orlando with concrete fibreboard cladding, a hip roof and a shingle roof.
Majestic Oaks Residence
Majestic Oaks Residence
Cockfield Jackson Architects, APACCockfield Jackson Architects, APAC
Don Kadair
Design ideas for a large classic two floor brick house exterior in New Orleans with a pitched roof.
Scandinavian Modern Exterior
Scandinavian Modern Exterior
10K Architecture10K Architecture
A Scandinavian modern home in Shorewood, Minnesota with simple gable roof forms, a glass link, and black exterior.
This is an example of a large and black scandinavian two floor detached house in Minneapolis with wood cladding, a pitched roof, a shingle roof, a black roof and board and batten cladding.
Chelan Cove Residence. Manson, Washington
Chelan Cove Residence. Manson, Washington
Dan Nelson, Designs Northwest ArchitectsDan Nelson, Designs Northwest Architects
View from the lake.
Photo of a large and black modern two floor render detached house in Seattle with a lean-to roof, a metal roof and a black roof.
Continental Divide - Colorado  Modern Mountain Home Exterior
Continental Divide - Colorado Modern Mountain Home Exterior
Vetter ArchitectsVetter Architects
The owners requested that their home harmonize with the spirit of the surrounding Colorado mountain setting and enhance their outdoor recreational lifestyle - while reflecting their contemporary architectural tastes. The site was burdened with a myriad of strict design criteria enforced by the neighborhood covenants and architectural review board. Creating a distinct design challenge, the covenants included a narrow interpretation of a “mountain style” home which established predetermined roof pitches, glazing percentages and material palettes - at direct odds with the client‘s vision of a flat-roofed, glass, “contemporary” home. Our solution finds inspiration and opportunities within the site covenant’s strict definitions. It promotes and celebrates the client’s outdoor lifestyle and resolves the definition of a contemporary “mountain style” home by reducing the architecture to its most basic vernacular forms and relying upon local materials. The home utilizes a simple base, middle and top that echoes the surrounding mountains and vegetation. The massing takes its cues from the prevalent lodgepole pine trees that grow at the mountain’s high altitudes. These pine trees have a distinct growth pattern, highlighted by a single vertical trunk and a peaked, densely foliated growth zone above a sparse base. This growth pattern is referenced by placing the wood-clad body of the home at the second story above an open base composed of wood posts and glass. A simple peaked roof rests lightly atop the home - visually floating above a triangular glass transom. The home itself is neatly inserted amongst an existing grove of lodgepole pines and oriented to take advantage of panoramic views of the adjacent meadow and Continental Divide beyond. The main functions of the house are arranged into public and private areas and this division is made apparent on the home’s exterior. Two large roof forms, clad in pre-patinated zinc, are separated by a sheltering central deck - which signals the main entry to the home. At this connection, the roof deck is opened to allow a cluster of aspen trees to grow – further reinforcing nature as an integral part of arrival. Outdoor living spaces are provided on all levels of the house and are positioned to take advantage of sunrise and sunset moments. The distinction between interior and exterior space is blurred via the use of large expanses of glass. The dry stacked stone base and natural cedar cladding both reappear within the home’s interior spaces. This home offers a unique solution to the client’s requests while satisfying the design requirements of the neighborhood covenants. The house provides a variety of indoor and outdoor living spaces that can be utilized in all seasons. Most importantly, the house takes its cues directly from its natural surroundings and local building traditions to become a prototype solution for the “modern mountain house”. Overview Ranch Creek Ranch Winter Park, Colorado Completion Date October, 2007 Services Architecture, Interior Design, Landscape Architecture
4th Street Townhouse, Park Slope
4th Street Townhouse, Park Slope
Harper Design BuildHarper Design Build
Large and beige modern brick terraced house in New York with three floors.
DS Coastal In The Burbs
DS Coastal In The Burbs
Amy Storm & CompanyAmy Storm & Company
Photo of a large and white two floor render house exterior in Chicago.
Front Exterior
Front Exterior
Pike PropertiesPike Properties
Working with an award winning home design firm, this home was conceptualized and planned out with the utmost in attention to detail. Unique architectural elements abound, with the most prominent being the curved window set with extended roof overhang that looks a bit like a watch tower. Painting that feature a dark color, ensured that it remained noticeable without overtaking the front facade. Extensive cedar was used to add a bit of rustic charm to the home, and warm up the exterior. All cedar is stained in Benjamin Moore Hidden Valley. If you look at each side of the highest gable, you will see two cedar beams flaring out. This was such a small detail, but well worth the cost for a crane and many men to lift and secure them in place at 30 feet in height. Many have asked the guys at Pike what the style of this home is, and neither them nor the architects have a set answer. Pike Properties feels it blends many architectural styles into one unique home. If we had to call it something though, it would be Modern English Country. Main Body Paint- Benjamin Moore Olympic Mountains Dark Accent Paint- Benjamin Moore Kendall Charcoal Gas Lantern- St. James lighting Montrose Large ( https://www.stjameslighting.com/project/montrose/) Shingles- CertainTeed Landmark Pewter ( https://www.certainteed.com/residential-roofing/products/landmark/)
Woodside Modern Napa Style
Woodside Modern Napa Style
The Design Build CompanyThe Design Build Company
Design ideas for a large and gey modern bungalow detached house in San Francisco with mixed cladding, a hip roof and a green roof.
Family Hobby Farm
Family Hobby Farm
Ecraft LLC.Ecraft LLC.
This custom home was built for empty nesting in mind. The first floor is all you need with wide open dining, kitchen and entertaining along with master suite just off the mudroom and laundry. Upstairs has plenty of room for guests and return home college students. Photos- Rustic White Photography

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