I like the look of a black house. Obviously, they are better in climates that are not too sunny. In hotter climates that color would absorb heat, and create a thermal nightmare.
Sep 16, 2012, 09:17 AM
I absolutely love the look of weathered shingle siding...blackened by the elements...think Nantucket! DD used a prefinished Hardy siding in a color that was almost black with white trim...gorgeous!
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Sep 16, 2012, 05:46 PM
I've never seen a black house; the Clipper house was cool, but I don't think I would actually want one...
Sep 16, 2012, 06:21 PM
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I absolutely love the look of weathered shingle siding...blackened by the elements...think Nantucket!
Also Maine but I think this is a horse (house) of a different color than black paint.
When I lived in Manhattan a century ago I remember the houses on Sutton place as being a really dark charcoal. Looked nice there but they are so posh anyway!
Sep 16, 2012, 08:05 PM
Living in the south with more warm/hot weather than cool/cold...it wouldn't be practical at all down here. I don't really care for them anyway. Sorta reminds me of burnt out/charred houses. They just look soooo drab.
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Sep 17, 2012, 11:29 PM
Not my first choice but love the contemporary looks. Thanks for posting them, Froo.
If the homeowners dig it and they can deal with any HVAC usage, no problem. Would definitely stand out in some neighborhoods.
I'd plan to repaint before resale, however.
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Sep 18, 2012, 04:26 PM
There are some truly gorgeous black 17th century homes in Salem, Ma. and up the North Shore. Even the 1920's Tudor style homes in the Garrison style where the second floor overhangs the first, when done right, look great in black. It is a little "pilgrim" in style but lots of evergreens create a bright cool contrast to the coal colored clapboard.Maybe not everyone's cup of tea, but I love it.
Sep 18, 2012, 04:40 PM
It's no secret about my love affair with black. But those houses to me are plug ug, all except the stunning modern Japanese one that reflects a sophisticated interior as well as a fitting exterior. I think maybe the secret to success might be the generous use of stainless along with the black wood. Maybe there are other black house out there I might like but none of the ones exhibited in this thread.
Sep 26, 2012, 03:04 AM
I like the look of a black house. Obviously, they are better in climates that are not too sunny. In hotter climates that color would absorb heat, and create a thermal nightmare.This message has been edited. Last edited by: AlexisSalazar,