Front Yard Pictures From HGTV Smart Home 2020

The exterior of the HGTV Smart Home 2020 is a blend of classic Craftsman style mixed with contemporary architecture to create a look that is timeless yet fresh.

By: Jeannie Matteucci

Photo By: Robert Peterson, Rustic White Photography

Photo By: Robert Peterson, Rustic White Photography

Photo By: Robert Peterson, Rustic White Photography

Photo By: Robert Peterson, Rustic White Photography

Photo By: Robert Peterson, Rustic White Photography

Photo By: Robert Peterson, Rustic White Photography

Photo By: Robert Peterson, Rustic White Photography

Photo By: Robert Peterson, Rustic White Photography

Photo By: Robert Peterson, Rustic White Photography

Photo By: Robert Peterson, Rustic White Photography

Photo By: Robert Peterson, Rustic White Photography

Photo By: Robert Peterson, Rustic White Photography

Photo By: Robert Peterson, Rustic White Photography

Photo By: Robert Peterson, Rustic White Photography

Photo By: Robert Peterson, Rustic White Photography

Photo By: Robert Peterson, Rustic White Photography

Photo By: Robert Peterson, Rustic White Photography

Photo By: Brian Rozar

Photo By: Brian Rozar

Photo By: Robert Peterson, Rustic White Photography

Classic Inspiration With Contemporary Amenities

This brand-new home mixes styles and materials to create a contemporary Craftsman-style home. The 4,500+-square-foot, three-story structure includes four bedrooms, five bathrooms, a three-car garage, a multilevel deck and plenty of shared living spaces.

The House of Five Gables

To highlight the unique architecture, the multiple gable dormers are covered in beige board-and-batten while the straight facade is covered in slate-blue horizontal siding.

Color Story

Black-framed windows with white trim combine with slate-blue siding and tan board-and-batten to create a color palette that is reminiscent of early-20th-century Craftsman-style homes.

Grand Entrance

A curved concrete walkway connects the driveway to the front double-door entrance. Cedar-and-stone columns frame the home’s prominent double door while planting beds on each side of the walkway allow for a variety of shrubs and greenery.

Handsome Double Door

The eight-foot-tall, four-lite double door was painted jet black to coordinate with the black window frames and stand out against the white trim and rafters.

Advanced Security Feature

An advanced video doorbell by the front entry is part of the home’s customizable security system. This special safety feature gives homeowners the ability to see and talk to the person on the front porch.

Tongue-and-Groove Portico

The ceiling of the portico is covered in V-groove 1x6 wood in a chestnut finish to add extra curb appeal and highlight this grand architectural feature.

Industrial-Modern Lighting

The front portico is illuminated with a four-light wrought-iron chandelier. The hanging light fixture contrasts beautifully with the tongue-and-groove ceiling and slate-blue siding.

Porch Rockers

Outdoor rocking chairs on the front porch provide a comfy spot to enjoy fresh air. A manicured topiary in a simple black planter box helps reflect the contemporary feel of the home.

Modern Rockers

Instead of the classic porch rocking chairs, designer Tiffany Brooks chose a modern black metal version and topped them off with rust-colored weather-resistant pillows.

Craftsman Design Elements

Cedar-and-stone columns match the lower facade and underside of the portico for a cohesive design that syncs up with the home’s charming Craftsman style.

Simply Inviting

Black, clean-lined furniture keeps the front porch looking neat and coordinates perfectly with the black trim on the windows.

Durable Roofing

To add more texture to the home facade, a metal roof was used over the porch. Besides the roof’s added curb appeal, it’s also more durable than standard asphalt shingles.

Lovely Landscaping

Landscape architect David Slike RLA came up with a planting design that adds color and texture and complements the home’s natural surroundings. Along this walkway from the driveway to the front entry sit Wichita Blue Juniper and Green Lustre Japanese Holly shrubs.

Stone Base

A manufactured-stone veneer with smooth faces and modern, angular edges adds character and texture to the home. The gray tones of the stone veneer coordinate with the black, blue and white details used on the rest of the facade.

Landscape Lighting

Well-placed light fixtures on the exterior of the home highlight the architecture and keep walkways safe and secure. HGTV Smart Home 2020 is equipped with energy-efficient LED lighting, which consumes up to 90% less power than incandescent bulbs.

Safety First

A yard sign lets everyone know this home includes a top-notch security system. This customizable security system gives homeowners the ability to control and monitor the technology remotely.

Mixed Mediums

The blend of materials on this home exterior looks handsome from any angle. Slate-colored asphalt shingles cover the upper section of the roof while black metal roofing was used on the porch and garage overhang. Cedar columns with a rich stone veneer complete the enticing exterior.

Carriage-Style Garage Doors

A set of two eight-foot-tall garage doors — one single-car and one double-car — provide access to the large garage. The insulated steel garage doors keep the inside of the garage protected from extreme temperatures.

Sweet Ride

A luxury Mercedes compact SUV with third-row seating and an augmented-reality navigation system is part of the exciting prize package for HGTV Smart Home 2020.

The Latest Mercedes Tech

This SUV's active LED headlamps include Active Curve Illumination that continuously varies the beam pattern of the LEDs in each headlamp to help maximize the illumination of curves and straightaways. Automatic cornering lamps are activated at lower speeds by steering or turn-signal use, to help brighten the turn into the driveway and the garage.

Evening Glow

Well-placed landscape lighting — over the garage, under the eaves and on the porch — illuminates the home from all angles and highlights the home’s beautiful architecture.