13 Houses with Great Curb Appeal

Have you ever stopped to wonder what goes through the mind of an architect when she designs a house? Sometimes you see a home with great curb appeal and you wish you could live there. Other times you walk down the street and an ugly ducking of a house pops out and you wonder why anyone would design a structure like that. I’ve always been fascinated with architecture and the thought process that went into the design. Here are 13 houses with great curb appeal that I think you might enjoy.

This classic historic beauty has an ample porch, charming dormers, and just the right amount of decorative trim. Window frames are given a two-tone paint treatment that provides definition.

Victorian ExteriorPhoto by Matthew Cunningham Landscape Design LLC


A newer home bears characteristics of a house from yesteryear with a pair of gabled peaks and partial mullioned windows. A blue door adds just a touch of color to its neutral exterior.

Transitional ExteriorPhoto by Pella Windows and Doors


Give me a historic stone house any day of the week! A bit of gingerbread trim adds a Victorian vibe to this Cedarsburg, Wisconsin home.

farmhouse landscape curb appealPhoto by Ginkgo Leaf Studio


Gray pairs with white on a stucco home. Architectural detailing provides plenty of curb appeal. I’d love to have an arched front door like this home.

Craftsman exteriorPhoto by K Henry Design


Lit up at night, this newer craftsman style home has a lot of interesting angles and curves.

Craftsman exteriorPhoto by Christopher Hall Architect, Inc.


Another craftsman home exhibits plenty of curb appeal with its lines, angles, and color palette.

Craftsman exteriorPhoto by William Johnson Architect


I have a thing for blue houses like this one with all its arts and crafts detailing.

Craftsman exteriorPhoto by Convex Development


Is there anyone who doesn’t love a good old farmhouse? Especially when it sports a red front door?

Farmhouse exterior with curb appealPhoto by Moore Architects, PC


Farmhouses are well-known for their ample porches.

Farmhouse porchPhoto by Sheldon Pennoyer Architects



Farmhouse porchPhoto by M House Development


Houses with great curb appeal can be small and charming. They don’t always have to be the biggest house on the block.

Victorian CottagePhoto by Boyer Architects LLC


Be still my heart! I’d love to call this house my home. I’ve always been a sucker for white houses with green roofs.

Victorian exteriorPhoto by Moore Architects, PC


Expansive windows create opportunity for loads of natural daylight inside your home. The windows look great on the exterior, too.

Red brick city housePhoto by Middlefork Development LLC

Of these 13 houses you just saw, do any of them stand out as a favorite for you?

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  1. Love all of these homes! I did notice that none of these are the awful new homes being built these days with all of the roof changes.

  2. I love these home. Each has it’s own uniqueness. Great bones. Great architecture. I could be happy living in either of these beautiful homes