28 House Exterior Design Ideas

analisse taft gertsen's connecticut home

William Abranowicz

They say you can’t judge a book by its cover, and the same goes for homes. The exterior of a house can hint at what’s on inside or offer a contrasting surprise–whether it’s a castle-inspired exterior with a fairy-tale interior or a historic outside with a contemporary inside. We’ve rounded up some of the most stunning home exteriors that’ll have you wanting to move in—and may even inspire you to up your own home’s curb appeal.

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Castle-Inspired Fortress

This fairy-tale escape by Lisa Tharp and TMS Architects features a gray exterior with white and red accents. The wood and stone add to its nature-inspired charm.

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Nautical Getaway

Previously destroyed by Hurricane Sandy, this New Jersey home got a helping hand from Joe Lucas. The shingled house, complete with a screened porch, looks out on the bay and the

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