For a while now we’ve been admiring modern black houses from Sweden to Japan to the Netherlands. Here are our ten favorites:
Hudson Valley Shou-Sugi-Ban
Library by the Sea
For more, see The Book of Life: A Library and Garden by the Sea.
At Sydney-based architect Christopher Polly’s Haines House, sliding pocket doors disappear to create an instant outdoor room. A unified palette—a black polished concrete floor, fence, raised bed, and facade—reinforce the connection between indoors and out. for more, see Color Stories: 11 Black-and-White Outdoor Rooms.
For more, see Required Reading: Piet Boon 3 on Remodelista.
For more, see Architect Visit: South London Mirror House.
Above: A black water tower-turned-home by Messana O’Rorke in New York City.
For more, see The Coachman: The First Stylish Hotel in Lake Tahoe on Remodelista.
For more, see The Architect Is In: A Rural Barn Transformed for Modern Living on Remodelista.
Before & After Black
After years of living in San Francisco, industrial designers Rachel Gant and Andrew Deming wanted a change of pace. They found it on the coast of Florida, where the small city of St. Augustine (pop. 13,679) lured them with its “historic architecture, cobblestone streets, and beautiful beaches,” says Deming. The facade color is Sherwin-Williams’ Black Magic, in an outdoor formula called SuperPaint.
For more high-contrast exteriors, see Color Stories: 11 Black-and-White Outdoor Rooms.
This is an update of a post originally published Nov. 1, 2012.