09/08 Inspiring Spaces

Black Houses

Being an apartment dweller I never think much about curb appeal, and while I’m pretty sure our future house is more likely to be white, I fantasize about having a black exterior.  Most of the ones I’ve seen that have made me stop breathing are some sort of cottage cabin farmhouse and the boldness of the black makes them so alluring and modern.  Many take after Danish summer houses, which are timely for this confused seasonal transition where we’re excited for fall but down to take an idyllic look back at summer.  Let’s.




black-winter-cabinMinus this one in the snow, but isn’t it dreamy?


black-home-minimalist-outdoors black-exterior

black-cabinAnyone getting Edward vibes with this one…^






I get that there are practicality factors to consider going so dark, especially with living somewhere like sunny LA, but I still find the idea irresistible.  It’s also one of the few home ideas that O is enthusiastic about and surprisingly made him want to look for one in LA that we could just drive by and admire from afar (there aren’t any according to our limited and short-lived research, makes sense.)

Thoughts?  Are you into it?


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11 comments on “Black Houses”

  1. LOVE LOVE black homes–I am a black and white person in every aspect—wardrobe and home interiors—and jewelry—–Add in pops of red—silver—–turquoise—-purple—–oh I am happy—!!!!!

  2. I love the whole black exterior look and I especially like those that have black inside their home too. I am not entirely sure what I want for my future home yet but i am open to the idea of black! If I don’t have a black exterior than I will definitely have black furnishing of some sort. Great inspiration!

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    1. Hello, I saw your comment on having black exterior home . I was looking into changing our exterior to black . My question is black draws in heat so does your house heat up by the sun ? Everyone has said it would run my a/c more in the summer . Also has the color faded thur the years ? Thank you

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