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Modern House Exterior Ideas and Designs

Private home
Private home
Midos
Modern house exterior in Other.
Farm View
Farm View
Design 21 Architecture ltd
Photo of a medium sized and red modern brick detached house in West Midlands with three floors and a pitched roof.
Extension and renovation of a large South London house
Extension and renovation of a large South London house
IDSystems
The centre piece of the works was a single storey ground floor extension that extended the kitchen and usable living space, whilst connecting the house with the garden thanks to the Grand Slider II aluminium sliding doors and a large fixed frame picture window. Architect: Simon Whitehead Architects Photographer: Bill Bolton
External Property Portfolio
External Property Portfolio
Ben Carpenter Photography
Ben Carpenter
Large and beige modern render detached house in Other with three floors and a hip roof.
Camlet Way, Phase 2
Camlet Way, Phase 2
IQ Glass UK
IQ Glass installed large architectural glazing on this impressive detached New Build in London. Large elements of glazing included guillotine windows to make a statement while allowing fantastic light to ingress through.Vertically sliding sash were installed for unrestricted view of the entrance with a vertical sightline of just 21mm. Other elements of glazing included Frameless Picture Windows, Aluminium Casement Doors and Windows.
Sussex House
Sussex House
Wilkinson King Architects
Paul Riddle
This is an example of a medium sized modern house exterior in London.
The Suttons
The Suttons
Richard Chivers Architectural Photography
Design ideas for a beige modern detached house in Sussex with three floors, mixed cladding and a flat roof.
White House
White House
Guy Phoenix | Luxury Homes and Interiors
Photo of a modern house exterior in Other.
Modern home in Hampshire
Modern home in Hampshire
Architog
Ryan Cowan
Modern house exterior in Oxfordshire.
Woodcote House
Woodcote House
Paul Cashin Architects
Situated just north of the village of Upham, near Winchester, is Woodcote House. Nestled amongst the rolling chalk hills of the South Downs National Park, this contemporary house replaces a series of brick buildings that had fallen into disrepair. After achieving permission at appeal, work started on the house in 2017 and took two years to build. The property includes four large bedrooms, each with ensuite, and countryside views from spacious open-plan living, dining and kitchen areas which feature wide expanses of glazing. Carefully considered details have been incorporated into the design, such as bespoke joinery for the fireplace and bathrooms, specially fabricated slimline copings and cladding sections, and brick cantilevers that complement the modern proposals. The rural facing brick was chosen to reference the memory of the buildings that this home replaces, whilst the landscape (design by Andy McIndoe) has been shaped and planted to help the house settle into the landscape. Internally the house has a simple layout, with single level large open plan living and kitchen spaces, and further accommodation areas split amongst two levels. A central spine links these spaces via a minimal timber staircase. Outside spaces are linked to the ground floor rooms with terraces and views to the South Downs, particularly to the north across the large gardens. The house meets Code 4 of the Sustainable Homes criteria with it's natural ventilation strategy and high level of insulation. This project is a collaboration between Paul Cashin Architects and Design Engine.
Witherington Road by IBLA
Witherington Road by IBLA
Inglis Badrashi Loddo Architects
Brotherton Lock
Inspiration for a medium sized modern brick terraced house in London.
Incurvo
Incurvo
Fisher Studios Ltd
Design ideas for a modern house exterior in Oxfordshire.
Glamourous and Bespoke New-build House
Glamourous and Bespoke New-build House
ArchiNature Photography
This is an example of a large and multi-coloured modern detached house in London with mixed cladding.
Porch and Backyard Renovation - Old Metairie
Porch and Backyard Renovation - Old Metairie
Nathan Fell Architecture
Porch Addition, Pool and Pool Cabana
This is an example of a modern house exterior in New Orleans.
Porch and Backyard Renovation - Old Metairie
Porch and Backyard Renovation - Old Metairie
Nathan Fell Architecture
Porch Addition, Pool and Pool Cabana
This is an example of a modern house exterior in New Orleans.
Porch and Backyard Renovation - Old Metairie
Porch and Backyard Renovation - Old Metairie
Nathan Fell Architecture
Porch Addition, Pool and Pool Cabana with outdoor kitchen
Inspiration for a modern house exterior in New Orleans.
Hoffman Residence Napa
Hoffman Residence Napa
Holder Parlette Architecture + Landscapes
This is an example of a modern house exterior in San Francisco.
Modern Landscaping
Modern Landscaping
Exterior Worlds Landscaping & Design
The problem this Memorial-Houston homeowner faced was that her sumptuous contemporary home, an austere series of interconnected cubes of various sizes constructed from white stucco, black steel and glass, did not have the proper landscaping frame. It was out of scale. Imagine Robert Motherwell's "Black on White" painting without the Museum of Fine Arts-Houston's generous expanse of white walls surrounding it. It would still be magnificent but somehow...off. Intuitively, the homeowner realized this issue and started interviewing landscape designers. After talking to about 15 different designers, she finally went with one, only to be disappointed with the results. From the across-the-street neighbor, she was then introduced to Exterior Worlds and she hired us to correct the newly-created problems and more fully realize her hopes for the grounds. "It's not unusual for us to come in and deal with a mess. Sometimes a homeowner gets overwhelmed with managing everything. Other times it is like this project where the design misses the mark. Regardless, it is really important to listen for what a prospect or client means and not just what they say," says Jeff Halper, owner of Exterior Worlds. Since the sheer size of the house is so dominating, Exterior Worlds' overall job was to bring the garden up to scale to match the house. Likewise, it was important to stretch the house into the landscape, thereby softening some of its severity. The concept we devised entailed creating an interplay between the landscape and the house by astute placement of the black-and-white colors of the house into the yard using different materials and textures. Strategic plantings of greenery increased the interest, density, height and function of the design. First we installed a pathway of crushed white marble around the perimeter of the house, the white of the path in homage to the house’s white facade. At various intervals, 3/8-inch steel-plated metal strips, painted black to echo the bones of the house, were embedded and crisscrossed in the pathway to turn it into a loose maze. Along this metal bunting, we planted succulents whose other-worldly shapes and mild coloration juxtaposed nicely against the hard-edged steel. These plantings included Gulf Coast muhly, a native grass that produces a pink-purple plume when it blooms in the fall. A side benefit to the use of these plants is that they are low maintenance and hardy in Houston’s summertime heat. Next we brought in trees for scale. Without them, the impressive architecture becomes imposing. We placed them along the front at either corner of the house. For the left side, we found a multi-trunk live oak in a field, transported it to the property and placed it in a custom-made square of the crushed marble at a slight distance from the house. On the right side where the house makes a 90-degree alcove, we planted a mature mesquite tree. To finish off the front entry, we fashioned the black steel into large squares and planted grass to create islands of green, or giant lawn stepping pads. We echoed this look in the back off the master suite by turning concrete pads of black-stained concrete into stepping pads. We kept the foundational plantings of Japanese yews which add green, earthy mass, something the stark architecture needs for further balance. We contoured Japanese boxwoods into small spheres to enhance the play between shapes and textures. In the large, white planters at the front entrance, we repeated the plantings of succulents and Gulf Coast muhly to reinforce symmetry. Then we built an additional planter in the back out of the black metal, filled it with the crushed white marble and planted a Texas vitex, another hardy choice that adds a touch of color with its purple blooms. To finish off the landscaping, we needed to address the ravine behind the house. We built a retaining wall to contain erosion. Aesthetically, we crafted it so that the wall has a sharp upper edge, a modern motif right where the landscape meets the land.
Weston Residence
Weston Residence
Specht Architects
The Weston Residence nestles in a valley adjacent to the Saugatuck River. In plan and section, the elements of the house engage the site in a way that purposefully blurs the transition and distinction between the built and natural environment. As the house is approached from a road that begins high on a cliff above, the roofscape, or fifth facade, becomes a critical element of the design. Terraced planes planted with year-round, region-specific succulents step down the hill. Bedrooms project out into these roof gardens, giving a feeling of being fully immersed in the landscape. The planted roofs are also integral to the high-performance building envelope. Interior and exterior spaces are joined through views, portals, and material continuity. A glass-backed fireplace provides an elegant surprise. Like other glass houses, the landscape becomes the decoration for the rooms, playing with transparency during the day and reflectivity at night. Design Team: Scott Specht, Louise Harpman, Amy Lopez-Cepero Photography: Taggart Sorensen
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