Red brick steps provide contrast to the bright white home exterior. The porch features a wood front door with a large window, and a blue-painted porch ceiling. Blue porch ceilings are a Southern tradition that supposedly help keep bugs away.
Light blue siding updates the exterior of this traditional home in Louisville, Ky. Beautiful white columns give the home a plantation-style feel, and a large front porch is perfect for relaxing afternoons.
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.
The muted color of the siding allows dark red shutters to add character to this craftsman-style home. The dark hue carries over to the brick chimney and iron fence. The large front porch and decorative eave brackets are characteristic of the Craftsman style.
Sweeping grasses and colorful flowers create a light, airy landscape around this Craftsman-style home. A gray stone porch is punctuated with tapered white columns that feature rustic stone bases. Stained cedar shingles are used as the house exterior for a true Craftsman style.