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Trending New Home Exteriors for 2019 | Exterior Siding in NC

Posted by Stanton Homes on Tue, Oct 16, 2018 @ 20:10 PM

North Carolina New Home Exteriors for 2019

Exterior Siding Types

What new home exteriors in North Carolina are the most popular?

There are 6 types of exterior siding materials most often used when building a new home in North Carolina.

Here are photos and descriptions of the most popular exterior siding types in NC. As you can see, the very most popular exteriors involve a blend of several materials to add dimension and emphasize details.

1. Fiber Cement (HardiBoard) Exterior

Fiber Cement Siding (HardiBoard) is the most popular choice for exterior siding in North Carolina new homes. 

- Fiber cement boards hold up better than wood in the local climate, although it is typically manufactured with a realistic wood grain effect.

- Painting (and repainting over the years) is required for fiber cement siding. 

- Fiber cement can be applied in different shapes and styles, such as Board and Batt or Shake.

Some communities with an HOA require fiber cement siding on all new homes - typically with accents in brick or stone.

Some manufacturers offer a 50 year warranty on fiber cement siding. 

2. Stone Exterior

Stone exteriors can be natural stone or simulated stone, and is is one of the most expensive types of home exterior materials.

Many North Carolina homeowners choose to add stone as an accent, in combination with other materials.

The most common usage of stone accents are Stone accents can be:

 - One or more full walls (generally on the front of the home)

 - Half walls or water tables along the front and side of a home (generally about 2-4 feet tall spans)

3. Brick Exterior

 

Brick exteriors (composed of clay bricks) are a classic exterior that remains popular due to durability, strength, and low maintenance.

There are many different shapes, colors, sizes, and styles of brick to choose from.

 A "standard" brick is 2 by 4 by 8 inches.

Other brick options include:

 - "King": Thicker, longer bricks
 - "Roman": Thinner, longer bricks

Brick exteriors are more costly than vinyl or fiber cement, but less than full stone exteriors.

4. Board and Batt Exterior (Board and Batten)

 

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Board and batt exteriors can be composed of vinyl or fiber cement. 

A board and batt design alternates wide boards and narrow strips (battens). While board and batt can be horizontal, it is generally used as a vertical design.

No longer just for cottage and barn style designs, board and batt has become a popular accent for many styles of homes. 

5. Shake Exterior

Shake exteriors are traditionally made from split wood, such as cedar. However, in the North Carolina climate, it is far more popular to have the shakes made with the primary material of the exterior - typically fiber cement or vinyl.

Shakes are generally placed as an "irregular" pattern for artistic appeal.

They are typically placed as accents in various locations on the front of the home.

6. Stucco Exterior

Stucco (composed of plaster and cement applied over a mesh screen), while very popular in some regions of the nation, is rarely used as a home exterior in North Carolina, due mainly to climate conditions.   It is also one of the most expensive siding options in North Carolina. 

When stucco is applied to new homes in NC, it is typically as an accent, such as the opening entry to this home.

Stucco can be smooth or textured, painted or pigmented.

7. Vinyl Exterior

 

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Vinyl siding (composed of PVC or polyvinyl chloride) is a popular exterior material in North Carolina due to its cost effectiveness, low maintenance and improved curb appeal.

A high quality vinyl exterior comes in a variety of shades, tones and thicknesses and does not need to be repainted like fiber cement or stucco.  

 

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New Home Exterior Styles | 2014 Home Design Trends

Posted by Penny Hull on Mon, Jul 14, 2014 @ 15:07 PM

New Home Exterior Styles

2014 New Home Exterior Design Features

See new home exterior styles chosen by North Carolina home buyers - along with the most popular home exterior colors and features for 2014.

From craftsman and traditional styles to contemporary and victorian designs, you'll find photos of over a dozen different genres of home exterior design - built by Stanton Homes.

While some homes emphasize entirely traditional features true to a given genre, other homes are examples of how to select only particular features to represent an overall style.

New Home Exterior Styles

Craftsman Exteriors

New Home Exterior Styles

The architecture of craftsman homes evoke feelings of permanence, of time-honored traditions, and old-world workmanship. Simple lines inside and out, stone accents (front porches with stone base and tapered columns), and built-ins are a few characteristics.

Craftsman style exteriors - or specific craftsman features such as stone column bases - are a top request for Raleigh new homes.

Modern and Transitional Exteriors

New Home Exterior Design
Transitional homes typically combine two or more major home design styles. In this photo, a version of The Bryson blends craftsman and modern-urban design features with white porch columns, white garage doors, dormers, and a stone water table.

European Exteriors

New Home Exterior Style

European home exteriors feature complex rooflines, stucco, brick and stone facing, and intricate window detailing.

In this photo, a version of the Avonstone Manor floor plan by Garrell Associates incorporates medieval design with modern color schemes and details.

Country Exteriors

New Home Exterior Designs

Country home floor plans strive for a comfortable, casual living experience. A few common features in country style homes are a welcoming large covered front porch or wrap-around porch, dormers on the second floor, symmetrical windows with shutters surrounding the front door, and vaulted rooms.

The Azalea Park - a Frank Betz floor plan - also features a country exterior.

French Country Exteriors

New Home Exterior Styles

French Country homes incorporate rustic warmth with modern living must-haves. Exterior features often include curved arches, soft lines, and stone work. 

Inside French Country homes, you'll find wood beams - click here to see the wood beams in the kitchen of this custom French Country home.

Farmhouse Exteriors

New Home Exterior Styles

Country Farmhouse floor plans are designed with family spaces in mind. A large front porch for outdoor living and a second story with gables and dormers are typical design features.

The farmhouse style exterior is complemented inside this home, which features a white and black kitchen with white apron front farmhouse sink, first floor master, first floor "home hub" for pets and kids, and upstairs bedrooms and flex space.

 

Cottage Exteriors

New Home Exterior Styles

This two story home is a Frank Betz Cottage style house plan. A large wrap-around front poch, and unique roof lines, and wood detailing are typical for cottage home designs.

Inside, efficient use of space maximizes the usability of this home - which includes a first floor guest suite and second floor master bedroom.

Victorian Exteriors

New Home Exterior Styles

This custom home features the decorative flourishes of a Victorian style home - with intricate wood detailing in the dormers and along the porch ceiling.

The bumped out turret room is another traditional Victorian home feature - along with intricate rooflines using turrets, towers, bays and eyebrow windows.

Lake House Exteriors

New Home Exterior Styles

Lake House designs emphasize the connection between your home and its natural surroundings - with tons of windows and multiple outdoor living spaces.

This custom home features Pennsylvania Field Stone accents. The style, size, color, and spacing of this stone front was considered - strengthening the connection between the home and surrounding nature.

Cape Cod Exteriors

New Home Exterior Styles

A Cape Cod style house plan is defined by:  1.5 stories (with the second story left unfinished in some cases for future expansion),  main floor master bedroom, and  additional bedrooms located on the second story. Cape Cod homes can have a large number of bedrooms for a given square footage.

The exterior can feature dormers,  symmetrical, "clean" exterior facade (number and placement of windows on each side of the front door) and little ornamentation,  similarly symmetrical interior with a "center hall layout" and rooms to the sides. The exterior can be  made of real (or simulated) wood shingles or clapboard siding.  Traditional Cape Cod homes have a central chimney, steep piched roof, and end gables.

The Culverhouse is another example of a Cape Cod home design in Raleigh, NC.

Bungalow Exteriors

New Home Exterior Design

Bungalow style homes in North Carolina have some similiar features to craftsman style homes or prairie homes - with one or 1.5 stories, front door open to living room, open concept floor plans with little wasted space, and fewer formal areas are a few common features.

Bungalows may have similar layouts to ranch homes, which are one story and usually have a brick exterior.

Traditional Exteriors

New Home Exterior Styles

Traditional can refer several different design categories, such as Colonial, Cape Cod, and Ranch, depending on the region of the country. Traditional style homes are simplistic and symmetrical - and are usually two stories.

Contemporary Exteriors

New Home Exterior Styles

Contemporary is a very broad category. Contemporary style homes tend to emphasize bold shapes and colors, lots of glass (including windows without grids), contrasting features, and clear lines.

Many contemporary new homes in the Raleigh, NC area feature tones of grey, purple, and red.

Most Popular Exterior Colors

In 2014, we continue to see more blues, greys, and whites integrated into home exterior styles.

We will also continue to see shades of green - from light sage green to dark hunter green and red - with hues of berry.

 

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Contact Stanton Homes for floor plan ideas, to get a new home cost estimate, or find out more about building a custom home in North Carolina.

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