A cool color palette perfectly suits this beach home. Blue-gray siding is accented with thick white window frames, columns and trim. Covered porches on the first and second floor add depth to the exterior and create a space to enjoy the ocean air in any weather.
Expansive land and rolling hills set a gorgeous open atmosphere around this cabin home. The wood shines beautifully against the natural green color. A green roof compliments the plant life in the surrounding land. A look at the exterior architecture highlights the columns, porches and angled roof.
Travel around the fountain on the stone driveway and soak in the brilliant sunset hues as you ascend the beautiful staircase to the front door. The white house shines against the natural backdrop highlighting a second story balcony, thick columns and warm porch lighting.
This colonial home features white clapboard siding and black trimmed cottage style windows, including one tall window that shows off the interior staircase. A vibrant red front door adds a touch of color under the classic front porch overhang with white columns.
This home's rounded arches on both the porch and the flower beds make this home seem warm and inviting. In contrast to the sharp lines of the home's columns and the perfect symmetry of the lawn, these curvatures provide a break from the rigidity of modern life and design.
Classic white columns pair with rustic wood beams to create a Mediterranean-inspired pergola. An outdoor chandelier hangs above the porch swing and patio area for an intimate, elegant seating area. In the center of the walkways leading through the backyard is a tiered water features that brings soothing ambiance to the space.
The swing-bed pergola defines a space for homeowners to sit back and enjoy their backyard. Palm trees were added to add more of a resort-vibe to nights by the pool. Touches of home can be seen in the columns, which mimic the front porch, and dainty white picket fences on either side.
As seen on HGTV's Fixer Upper: Chip and Joanna Gaines brightened up the exterior of this 1958 ranch house with fresh paint in a soft cream white balanced out with dark shutters and window boxes in natural wood. New landscaping, and an update to the front porch with a new railing, columns and sconces, help elevate the curb appeal.
Jenelle Isaacson of Living Room Realty played up the architectural details of this home's trim by playing down the body color of the home. She found the perfect dark gray for the base that worked with the indirect light of the Oregon skies. Next, she painted the door details, columns and porch ceilings a simple white, really making them pop.
In La Jolla, Calif., a Prairie Craftsman-style home is completely remodeled. The inviting front porch has stone-based, wood-battered columns that lead to the front entry door. Stained cedar shingles with rows of alternating bands envelope the house, and the garage is relocated to the front of the house to make way for a backyard pool.
With beautiful red siding, this country home gives a nod to the traditional red barn. Blue doors and wood columns add color and create contrast. The mulched yard allows the home's colors to pop even more. A long, covered porch is perfect for enjoying the outdoors, while a small, second-story balcony creates a more private outdoor space.
Though the exterior details are modest, more emphasis was placed on the entry porch with a decorative balustrade and fluted columns, with the curved roof above.
Two wings with stone facing on either side of the front door ground the house while an angled garage wing responds to the natural contours of the landscape. Daniel Contelmo Architects also wanted to nestle the house at the proper grade allowing for ingress at the top of the slope, egress at the bottom, while keeping the mature tree adjacent to the entry.