What’s hot in residential exterior design

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AIA partner James Hardie asked designers to weigh in."]]],[1,"p",[[0,[],0,"Thanks to social media and home improvement television shows, today\u2019s homeowners are savvier than ever about residential design trends. The more homeowners know about exterior styles, features, and materials, the more designers are challenged to continuously broaden their portfolios\u2014and to get creative with colors, details, and designs."]]],[1,"p",[[0,[],0,"We spoke with architects and residential designers around the U.S. to get a sense of which exterior styles are resonating with homeowners\u2014and where the trends could be headed in the future."]]],[1,"h3",[[0,[0],1,"Modern and simple reign "]]],[1,"p",[[0,[1],1,"Brick \u0026 Batten"],[0,[],0,", a design firm that offers virtual exterior design services for homeowners around the country, has noticed its clients gravitating toward Mid-Century Modern design."]]],[1,"p",[[0,[],0,"\u201cSix months ago, everyone wanted a version of a modern farmhouse,\u201d says Allison Vaccaro, a designer and partner in the firm. \u201cNow everybody is asking for Mid-Century Modern. Even when their home isn\u2019t in the classic ranch style, they want to infuse that Mid-Century vibe.\u201d"]]],[1,"p",[[0,[],0,"To achieve this look on a variety of architectural styles, Brick \u0026 Batten simplifies. For example, they opt for siding with smooth, broad profiles\u2014such as fiber cement siding and panels from The Aspyre Collection by James Hardie\u2014and use a maximum of two orientations. \u201cWe keep things very streamlined and simple,\u201d Vaccaro says."]]],[1,"p",[[0,[2],1,"Luce Architects"],[0,[],0,", a firm that primarily works with residential clients in Pennsylvania, New York, and Miami\u2014has seen its clients making a similar shift toward simplicity, as well as individuality. "]]],[1,"p",[[0,[],0,"Regardless of the architectural home style, its customers have been requesting exterior design \u201cthat embraces a simpler lifestyle. They don\u2019t want something that\u2019s overdone or overly ornate,\u201d says Christopher Luce, AIA, architect and principal, adding that the same customer wants \u201csomething that\u2019s playful in color and texture, that has true vibrancy to it\u2014something that reflects their lifestyle.\u201d"]]],[1,"p",[[0,[],0,"David Sharff, AIA, leads "],[0,[3],1,"David Sharff Architect"],[0,[],0," in Massachusetts and has residential clients throughout New England. Sharff says the homeowners he works with prefer the more authentic, traditional architectural styles that have long been popular in the region, but that there has been \u201can emergence of a more modern approach\u201d\u2014including a preference for more contemporary materials and colors. James Hardie\u2019s "],[0,[4],1,"Reveal Panel System"],[0,[],0," allows architects to expand modern design options and craft cleaner fa\u00e7ades for an ultra-contemporary aesthetic Sharff finds to be popular. 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For Brick \u0026 Batten\u2019s homeowners, that has meant deeper front porches, bigger windows, and large sliding glass doors."]]]],[1,"p",[[0,[0],1,"What\u2019s next?"]]],[1,"p",[[0,[],0,"As for where design trends are headed next, the designers we spoke to predict that exteriors will veer toward simplicity\u2014and there will be more focus on quality. \u201cIt\u2019s hard to predict, but I think [exteriors] will continue to get more and more simple\u2014and away from all the extras,\u201d Vaccaro says. Sharff agrees, noting that a more modern approach and vocabulary are starting to emerge. "]]],[1,"p",[[0,[],0,"\u201cTrends all pull from history,\u201d Luce adds. In the end, a style\u2019s lasting power \u201ccomes down to the technology and production\u2014how much a product is worth.\u201d"]]],[1,"p",[[0,[5],0,"To learn more about The Aspyre Collection by James Hardie, visit "],[0,[9],1,"aspyredesign.com"],[0,[],1,"."]]],[1,"p",[[0,[10],1,"AIA does not sponsor or endorse any enterprise, whether public or\n private, operated for profit. Further, no AIA officer, director, \ncommittee member, or employee, or any of its component organizations in \nhis or her official capacity, is permitted to approve, sponsor, endorse,\n or do anything that may be deemed or construed to be an approval, \nsponsorship, or endorsement of any material of construction or any \nmethod or manner of handling, using, distributing, or dealing in any \nmaterial or product."]]]]}
What are the most popular styles for home exteriors and where are trends headed next? AIA partner James Hardie asked designers to weigh in.
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