15 Modern House Facades That Will Inspire You
Whether you're looking for a tropical modern beauty or a modern minimalist marvel, we've got all the styles for your house goals
When building your dream home, it’s easy to get carried away thinking about all the beautiful furniture and décor you would source for it. But before you even think of that, don’t forget the most important detail of your house—the façade. While your architect would be in charge of creating the façade, you should also be happy with the overall design, as it is the one thing you’ll see first as long as you live there! Here are some ideas from our Real Homes.
The art gallery-owner of this 1960s-era home retained the distinct, International-style lines of the original structure, maintaining the porte-cochere (canopy) over the driveway, but removing the old window grilles.
Architect Mark Siapno updated his family’s 1980s home with architectural details and a gate design that sports horizontal lines, giving the house a fresh, modern-Zen look.
Interior designer Cara Marcelo used landscaping to add privacy and screen off part of her modern-Pinoy home from the street.
The homeowners wanted their abode to have resort-style features. Architect Joel Muñoz achieved this with a mix of clean, modern massing, corner windows, and a touch of natural materials on the cladding and gate.
This sprawling, luxurious weekend house that is filled with high-end tropical interiors by Gwyn Guanzon has a surprisingly clean-lined, all-white, modern façade that is minimalist and resort-like at the same time.
According to architect Angelo Siochi, they had to follow a certain look and finish that was in line with the American theme of this Antipolo subdivision. Subtle American-style details such as shiplap cladding was integrated into what is still basically a modern structure.
From the main gate, you’d think that Style Spotter Donna Cuna Pita’s house was just a bungalow, but the structure is actually multi-level, spreading down at the rear. The house number plate was something Donna DIY’ed from an excess stair plank.
Raw concrete and wood
Architect Pierre Briones updated the old, 1970s-80s style of the former house into a sleek but textured, Japanese-inspired façade of wood and concrete.
Some of the materials used here were up-cycled, but the overall effect is still very modern. “We also had to look for cheap materials that will look luxurious when mixed together,” says architect Alistair Sadie.
Simple but striking
Design firm ARQON made this home stand out against the contemporary structures in the area by emphasizing the unfinished and exposed structural elements of the façade and turn them into design details, “like the wide flanges at the perimeter of the house.”
Modern outside, feminine inside
This multi-level home in Cavite even has a Zen garden on the rooftop. The big surprise is that inside, the house sports glamorous but clean-lined interiors with a feminine touch.
This three-storey home by Minimalist Manila uses an interplay of concrete, glass, and wood, along with different types of massing, to create this stunning façade.
Architect Michael Cu Fua dubbed this project the “Light House” because when lit up at night, it shines like a beacon of light amongst the traditional houses on its street.
Modern ways with wood
In this home by Singaporean firm Ming Architects, the warm, wooden elements break this Singapore home’s sleek, white, contemporary façade.
Horizontal and vertical lines
The main façade of this Singapore house by architect Michael Cu Fua shows interplay of transparent and opaque volumes, and horizontal and vertical lines.
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