The exterior of this renovated, ultra-modern home stands proud as a fantastic example of functional, exemplary design. The lower level houses a garage, while the second story contains the home's common spaces. The third floor boasts all the home's bedrooms. The interior, as well as exterior, spaces have all been designed from the ground up to reflect this clean, elegant, modern design.
Homeowners wanted a modern redesign to their home's exterior, so designers kept the long front porch that meets the neighbors, but punctuated it with modern, vertical windows that penetrate the painted brick section of the home's front facade. Then, they added cedar siding to warm up the exterior space. Finally, a navy blue door adds a splash of color to the design of the home's front elevation.
Multiple outdoor living areas off the front of the home take full advantage of its lovely setting, with forest and lake views. The trees also offer privacy as does the house's elevation; it sits approximately 12 feet higher than the street and over 25 feet back from it.
Keep your range of height flowing so that the highest elevated items sit towards the back of the table and the smaller, squatty dishes sit towards the front. This will allow you to place any condiments or accoutrements below and in front of the elevated dishes so guests can garnish them once they're pulled off of cake stands or risers.
Coastal Home Exterior With Horizontal Porch Design
The craftsman facade of the HGTV Dream Home 2013 shows an elevated front porch with support piers and exposed steel hurricane strapping to prevent storm damage. A horizontal mahogany porch railing stands out against the sage exterior and Southern yellow pine timber beams.
Comfortable floor cushions make for unique and versatile seating in this living room that opens up to an outdoor living space with beautiful views. Contemporary outdoor furniture sits in front of an elevated fireplace, while a large table makes the space perfect for entertaining.
Art and Landscape Balance One Another in Showcase Home
Landscape designer Katharine Webster used art installations and plants to fill otherwise empty spaces in the front garden of the San Francisco Decorator Showcase 2015. "When I first came to the space, it was a very long, rectangular, bleak space," Webster says. "I thought it was important to move the eye along. As it turned out, the art elevated the landscape and the landscape elevated the art, balancing each other."
Modern Home's Renovated Exterior Adds Depth and Drama to Its Curb Appeal
To take this modern Austin, Texas home from drab to fab, designers used different colored paints to create depth and drama on the front of this home. The simple elevation of the structure required a unique color to highlight the depth of the home, so designers chose an orange color, highlighted by a neutral gray for the main part of the home and a brown for accents. These colors will carry into the home and create a fun, eclectic space on the interior as well as bring curb appeal to the home's modern facade.
Modern Home With White Exterior, Gravel Driveway and Bamboo Planter
The elevated planting bed houses bamboo that will grow to provide beautiful cover for the front of the home. A dark wood entry is a beautiful warm-tone contrast to the white exterior walls. A spacious gravel driveway allows for easy maneuvering while plant life adds life and shade to the yard.