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January 15, 2014
Like doorknobs, mailboxes, and fencing, house numbers are crucial for broadcasting a home's essential modern-ness. Neutra is a guaranteed winner, font-wise, but consider a few other modern options.

Architectural pioneers Mark Schatz and Anne Eamon built their own 700-square-foot house with a curved roof in Houston, Texas. The pair bought a small sheet of copper, cut out their house numbers, mixed and poured some concrete, and voilá—their own groovy house numbers for $125. Photo by Misty Keasler.

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Originally appeared in Small Amidst Sprawl
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The communal entry has a large house number, 28 in the case of the Bouwmeester/Blokius family, to distinguish it from its neighbors.

Craving not just a home but a proper piece of architecture, a handful of design- and business-savvy Dutch families banded together, hired an architect, and set about forming the community that would net them the houses of their dreams. The separate entries sport large house numbers, 28 in the case of the Bouwmeester/Blokius family, to distinguish them from their neighbors. Photo by Dean Kaufman.

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Originally appeared in Modern Communal Living in the Netherlands
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This is one of our favorite details of the Bent/Sliced house. The wooden slats with vertical house number feels quite modern and very sophisticated.

Matthew Hufft is the principal and founder of Hufft Projects and the fabrication stuido MAKE, both young Kansas City, Missouri, firms. In this detail from the Bent/Sliced house, wooden slats with a vertical house number feels quite modern and very sophisticated.

Originally appeared in Architect Matthew Hufft
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Architectural Numbers Weston modern house numbers facade outdoor exterior
Architectural Numbers by Weston come in a range of font styles (41) and finishes (12).
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Richard Neutra aluminum house numbers DWR exterior house
Of course, Neutra numbers are a modern classic for a reason. Design Within Reach has reissued the aluminum numbers after working with Richard Neutra's son to produce the pieces, true to the 1930s originals, in exacting detail. $24 each.
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Heath Ceramics House Industries Eames design California clay ceramics house numbers
4-inch by 4-inch clay tiles from Heath Ceramics pay homage to the legendary Charles and Ray Eames. The new font was designed by House Industries; the tiles are available in three colors (black, yellow, and poppy red) and are displayed by running them on a teak track. $38 per tile; $45 for the track.
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matte stainless steel house numbers Blomus Signo
The German hardware company designed these blocky "Signo" house numbers in a matte stainless steel. $27 apiece from allmodern.com
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Atlas Homewares Avalon house numbers oil rubbed bronze polished nickel
Atlas Homewares recently updated its Avalon house numbers (by eliminating the prior version's front facing screws); they come in brushed nickel or oil-rubbed bronze. $20 each
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schatz eamon house exterior house number

Architectural pioneers Mark Schatz and Anne Eamon built their own 700-square-foot house with a curved roof in Houston, Texas. The pair bought a small sheet of copper, cut out their house numbers, mixed and poured some concrete, and voilá—their own groovy house numbers for $125. Photo by Misty Keasler.

Photo by Misty Keasler.

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