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How to Create a Modern House Façade

26.02.20 - Style and Design, Building Your Home

Are you after a modern house façade to lift the presence of your home on your street? Or perhaps you’d like the outside of your home to finally match the inside by changing its tired old façade into something modern?

Changing the façade of a house can do wonders for its overall feel – it can even boost its value when it comes time to sell. Take a look at our favourite contemporary house façades (that don’t require you to take out a second mortgage!) and find some inspiration for your next big project.


What is a modern house façade?

Modern house façades tend to incorporate particular materials, colours and shapes into their designs in order to bring contemporary styling to the front of your home. Every era of architecture has its tell-tale exterior details, such as the inclusion of dramatic columns in Regency-era façades or the heavy English influence of Federation Queen Anne homes.

Contemporary house façades are no different. Simple geometric shapes, rendered cement, clean lines and minimal fuss in décor tend to define modern façades – something we have taken into account when designing our range of beautiful dwellings here at Clarendon Homes.


Single-Storey Modern House Façades

If you’re looking to create a modern house façade, it’s worth keeping in mind key factors such as the architectural style of your home, its cladding (is it brick, weatherboard, or a composite material?) and colours. With these in mind, you can springboard your creative ideas.

(Image via Saunders Building Company Pty Ltd)

If you’re looking to take a walk on the dark side, this Samford Valley home north of Brisbane uses black concrete fibreboard with wood trim that takes traditional fibro housing to the next level.


(Image via: Armelle Habib for Australian House & Garden)

While the build of this house is Victorian-era, its façade has received a contemporary boost thanks to the glass-walled entryway with polished tiling, modernising the entire face of the home.


(Image via: Sarah Bates Interior Design)

With many contemporary homes being dominated by garage doors, this home uses a sheer-panel garage door as a point of interest, along with bold house signage by the front door.


(Image via: Lares Homes)

This Adelaide designer home uses randomly stacked, hand-crafted limestones and red cedarwood joinery for an ultra-modern house façade that still maintains a feeling of warmth and homeliness.


Double-Storey Modern House Façades

A double-storey contemporary house façade encompasses more shapes than a single-storey build, lending itself to eye-catching configurations, sweeping balconies and large windows that allow light to pour in.


(Image via Maree Homer for Australian House & Garden)

A clever use of breeze blocks makes for a twist on modern brick house façades and an intriguing main entrance to this post-war cottage extension within Brisbane.


(Image via Horton & Co. Design)

This beach house on the Central Coast of New South Wales went from a beige-on-beige weatherboard style to the modern house façade you see here. The white lattice is designed to be softened with climbing vines.


(Image via Three Birds Renovation)

This Sydney home renovated by the amazing team at Three Birds Renovation shows that a monochrome palette can be both modern and homely. The oversized pots and swinging seat bring further interest to Home 11’s contemporary house façade with Hamptons influence.


(Our Bayside 39 home)

Is including one of our own homes cheating? After all, we’re proud of the work we do at Clarendon Homes. We can offer you a contemporary house façade right from the get-go, with options in stone, brick, weatherboard, or a mix of all of the above. Our team of architects have their sights set on the latest trends, so we can deliver you a wonderful building and living experience.

If you’re interested in seeing more of our modern builds, be sure to check out our gallery of available designs, or find out more about building with us today.

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