10 Favorite White Houses in Wood and Brick

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Good morning, chic readers! We’re so glad that you’re here today and hope that you are able to find little spots of joy each day during this difficult time. 

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You know how much we love getting your emails and questions to help guide our content. Recently, a reader emailed us that he and his were wife were having a debate over the new home they were building. 


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White wood


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Or white brick?



We must say that, living in a white clapboard house, we are a little partial to wood. It is pretty much our favorite exterior style.


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Shelley Johnstone


But, if we’re being totally honest… It requires a certain level of maintenance. Granted, it’s 120 years old and stands up to wind and saltwater 365 days a year, so, all things considered, it isn’t so bad! 


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Studio McGee


And, of course, undeniable curb appeal. 


When it comes to the issue of wood vs. bricks, we can’t say that there’s a clear winner… But, the good news is, you can’t really go wrong! Which would you choose?

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All of this crazy weather really has us thinking lately about how important our homes are to us. These stunning white houses are full of charm and character. They are welcoming spaces that we are certain beckon their owners home each night. While we focus a lot on interiors, on how our favorite cozy chair and that painting we couldn’t take our eyes off of make us feel a certain way, the exteriors of our house can–and should–do that exact same thing. 

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If a home should be anything at all, we think it should be welcoming. Window boxes and a trellis covered in vines are two of the best ways we can think of to take a home’s exterior from plain to positively darling. It’s simple touches like this that make a home feel loved and lived in. And don’t our special spaces deserve to be cared for? 

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Landscaping is obviously one of the most important ways to make your home feel unique. While we love flowers and big blooms, there’s something stately about a classic cluster of Boxwoods flanking the front door. Well-maintained foliage always contributes something special to a home’s exterior and gives the sense that there is a staid, lovely interior beyond the front door.

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We are suckers for black and white, but a splash of color is always welcome. A bluefront doors adds an undeniably charming feel to this impeccably manicured lot.


There’s no doubt about it: Adding exterior color increases curb appeal. Plus, it’s easy to tell visitors that yours is the house with the blue door! Porches add character in droves and make for great porch sitting, especially during the cool fall months. 


What are your favorite ways to add character to a home’s exterior? Do you have any home improvement projects on your wish list?

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