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How to Select the Right Exterior Finishes for Your Modern House

When choosing your new home’s exterior finishes, consider location, maintenance, and natural aging


Colin Flavin | Houzz Contributor


Creating a home of lasting value is top of mind for those building a new house. For most of us, our home is our largest investment, so of course we want to see our hard-earned dollars protected. Homeowners building a modern house want an innovative design, but not at the cost of it looking dated in a few years.


Aesthetics and initial cost must be balanced with maintenance. When researching the materials and finishes for your new home, understand the level of maintenance that different materials require, and the time and expense entailed. Choose materials that don’t require more upkeep than you can undertake. Here are examples from new homes and iconic vintage homes that get the exterior finish right.


select the right exterior finishes for your modern house

Walter Gropius' personal home in Lincoln, Massachusetts


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