Front Yard Pictures From HGTV Smart Home 2014

Designed in the style of 16th-century English country architecture, this high-tech home features painted brick and charming exterior accents.

  • The exterior design of HGTV Smart Home 2014 is inspired by homes along the English countryside, namely Tudor homes found in suburban neighborhoods of Nashville.

  • HGTV Smart Home 2014 Front Exterior

    Project designer Preston Shea designed corbel-style fascias, cut from a solid cedar beam. Similar to interior crown moldings, it adds sophistication to the overall look.

  • HGTV Smart Home 2014 Front Exterior

    For the secondary siding material, project builders Ray Kash and John Looney installed horizontal clapboards made of rot-proof fiber cement, a combination of wood dust and concrete that's been shaped to look like the real thing.

  • HGTV Smart Home 2014 Front Exterior

    Sloping roof lines, found on the front of the house, are a key design feature of English country architecture.

  • HGTV Smart Home 2014 Front Exterior

    A traditional bench, fashioned with weathered wood, gives the front porch a charming touch.

  • HGTV Smart Home 2014 Front Exterior

    For a subtle wow factor, a blue traditional-style front door pops against gray hues.

  • HGTV Smart Home 2014 Front Exterior

    The front door lock is connected to the main control system in the home. It can be locked and unlocked via the homeowner's smartphone or Web-enabled device.

  • HGTV Smart Home 2014 Front Exterior

    Gas lanterns and cedar fasciae add a touch of historic charm and sophistication to the overall look.

  • HGTV Smart Home 2014 Front Exterior

    The front door is monitored by one of the home's security cameras. Homeowners can access the live feed via smartphone, tablet or computer.

  • HGTV Smart Home 2014 Front Exterior

    Double garage doors with window insets seamlessly blend with the home's exterior facade.

  • HGTV Smart Home 2014 Front Exterior

    Evergreen plants provide refined beauty year-round.

  • HGTV Smart Home 2014 Front Exterior

  • HGTV Smart Home 2014 Front Exterior

    Asymmetry is preferred in English country homes. Keeping with the style, tall, narrow windows with rectangular grids add visual interest.

  • HGTV Smart Home 2014 Front Exterior

    Project designer Preston Shea created a small courtyard, which echoes English country estates with terraces and lush gardens.

  • HGTV Smart Home 2014 Front Exterior

  • HGTV Smart Home 2014 Front Exterior

    Gray painted brick keeps with the English-cottage look. Aside from the aesthetic benefits, painted brick provides a mildew-resistant and fireproof finish, and is maintenance-free.

  • A walkway that reflects the home's gray color scheme passes through neatly manicured yard, leading to the covered front porch.

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