Adding Character Through Architectural Details

Building a custom home with Colonial Homes in Northeast Indiana means creating a space that's uniquely yours, right down to the architectural details that give your home its character. Here are some exterior features that can transform your new home from standard to standout.

Unique Elements that Enhance Your Home's Exterior

  • Dormers and Lighting: Not only do dormers add head space and natural light to your upper floors, but they also contribute to an appealing, varied roofline that stands out in any neighborhood. Exterior lighting fixtures highlight the custom features of your home and ensure that your home looks inviting day or night.

  • Porticoes and Covered Porches: These beautiful details welcome guests and provide shelter from the elements while extending your living space to the outdoors. Today's modern porches are often designed to have built-in fans to cool you in the summer and outdoor fireplaces to extend your outdoor living seasons.

  • Unique Window Shapes and Styles: Unique windows, like arched, circular, skylight, or bay windows, enhance your home's aesthetic and invite you into the outdoor landscape.

  • Interesting Rooflines and Materials: Interesting rooflines add complexity and charm to the shape of your home, while a well-designed chimney can serve as a stately focal point. Choose from roof materials like classic asphalt shingles to metal or cedar to complement your home's architecture and personal style.

  • Siding/Cladding Choices: Our expertise extends to creating visually captivating exteriors through siding and cladding choices. Whether it's the classic appeal of brick, the rustic charm of cedar shingles, or the modern vibe of composite siding, we customize your home's siding materials to your style and taste.

  • Finishing Details: Architectural details like shutters, columns, or decorative molding add layers of interest and a sense of tradition. These elements embellish your home and echo the craftsmanship of bygone eras adapted for modern living.

    At Colonial Homes, we understand that the details make all the difference. Let us help you incorporate character-filled architectural elements into your custom home design to make your new home is as unique and individual as you are.

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