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August 13, 2013
While the saying, "It's what's inside that counts" certainly rings true, the exterior matters just as much with these six homes garbed with striking facades.
Modern wood and glass house in San Francisco

Striking Slatted Wood and Glass Home in San Francisco

Resting on top of a San Francisco hill, this arresting home occupied by a young tech couple, is masterfully clad in slatted wood and glass. 

Photo by: Ian Allen

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London house exterior

Composite Index

Aptly called the Composite House, the clean white planes of this modern Victorian terrace abode in London sets the renovated home apart from its neighbors.

Photo by: Matthew Williams

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Plastic and steel house in Hiroshima Japan with luminescent facade by Suppose

Glowing Box Home in Japan

Resting on a neighborhood block in Hiroshima, Japan, a tall box home's illuminating facade shines on.

Photo by: Toshiyuki Yano

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Terunobu Fujimori's Charred Cedar House is clad in charred cedar boards.

Japanese whiz architect Terunobu Fujimori's Charred Cedar House is vertically clad in charred cedar boards (click here to see the 6-step process), which have been treated with an ancient Japanese technique that seals the wood against two of Mother Nature's harshest elements: rain and rot. 

Photo by: Adam Friedberg

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"We wanted something lively for the house, something spectacular but not vulgar," says Bériault of the blue hue of the modest 1,690-square-foot house.

Blue in the Facade

This 1,690-square-foot seaside retreat's calming blue hue is as relaxing as its location: Canada's idyllic Magdalen Islands. "We wanted something lively for the house, something spectacular but not vulgar," says homeowner Yves Bériault.

Photo by: Matthew Monteith

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Modern historic house back renovation with multiple windows

An Airy Addition to a Historic Boise Home

At night, the multiple windows of this renovated home in Boise, Idaho come to life.

Photo by: Lincoln Barbour

More facades? Click here to see 20 more!

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Modern wood and glass house in San Francisco

Striking Slatted Wood and Glass Home in San Francisco

Resting on top of a San Francisco hill, this arresting home occupied by a young tech couple, is masterfully clad in slatted wood and glass. 

Photo by: Ian Allen

Photo by Ian Allen.

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