This gorgeous estate is definitely house siding goals -- I would copy everything down to the trim color if I could. My husband and I have been reviewing siding options to try to figure out what direction we want to go for our new home. In the past we have had brick homes as well as hard board siding and both are definitely fine, but this time we want something different that you don't see a ton in our area. I really love the cedar shake siding that they chose because it makes it look like a cozy beach cottage (even though it is a gigantic mansion). I wonder about the siding cost, because you usually see it on more expensive homes like this. I also wonder how it would do in a windy climate. Does anybody have this type of house siding on their home and could let us know your experiences?
In my opinion, house siding can be such a personal decision because it affects a ton about the look of your home as well as the maintenance requirements and expense. In general, we are very simple and low maintenance kind of people because we are not the handiest of couples. I can barely cook dinner let alone help him drill something into the wall (not that he would no what to do with a drill), so our house siding ideas have to reflect our inexperience. Of course we will not be the ones installing it, but I also don't want to have to pay somebody else a ton to maintain it if repairs or cleaning needs arise. This is why I am so attracted to the stone siding on this house -- it looks like it would stand up to anything and really only needs a good pressure washing on occasion to keep it looking nice.
In my opinion, our house siding is too outdated for the current real estate market, but we are not sure if it is worth doing something to it just for the sake of selling it. We have been looking into aluminum siding because I heard that people really like it due to the low maintenance and relatively low cost. I am not sure if it would look good over top of the beige that we already have. Our neighbor recently redid all of theirs in aluminum and we think it looks beautiful. The other option if we want to keep house siding cost low, is to paint all of the hard board areas a different color that would make the stone portions (garage and chimney) really pop). Feel free to weigh in if you have any thoughts!
House siding is a surprisingly monumental decision because it can have a huge effect on the overall look of a home. Imagine if this lovely cedar shake house actually had your typical painted wood siding -- it would create a completely different and much more contemporary style. Likewise, swap out the wood for brick or stone and, again, the look of the exterior is completely transformed. Knowing this, I definitely encourage you to think carefully about the home siding ideas that you want to employ, because the will certainly play a role in our your architectural style looks as well as the general upkeep requirements of your home. If you want the lowest maintenance and more durable product, definitely go with brick not the cedar shakes pictures here.
I never realized how much house siding could have an effect on your curb appeal just at a glance. Right now we have your typical hardboard siding without much architectural design or pizazz to the space. After going through house siding options with our contractor, I think we have determined that we really want to go for a look like this gorgeous waterfront home. Between the gorgeous front porch and unique window shapes, I think this house is stunning before you even take the siding into consideration. I love the quaint New England charm that the cedar shake siding brings to the home and I am hopeful that it will have the same effect on ours. Plus, I hear that this type of siding actually gets prettier over time as it ages.
I had no idea that picking out house siding for a new build could be so complicated! I guess that I have been spoiled that every house that we have moved into, had really nice architecture and a well designed exterior. It was never a though in our heads to change it up. Now that we are building from the ground up, we are faced with all of these questions from out contractor on whether we want vinyl siding to cut costs, brick to keep longevity, or hard board so we can paint it. Honestly I am leaning towards the more simplistic wood because I have always liked the look of a painted home. I particularly like vertical house siding like this home has because it gives it a much more contemporary flare. I would probably paint it a soft white color just like they did, and add a dark trim for contrast.