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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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.
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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.
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,