10 Best Exterior Designs for 2-Story Building

There are many advantages of having a 2-story building such as having enough spaces for more rooms, maximizing the building footprint, and easy to create privacy. Besides its interior, a 2-story building also needs the best design for its exterior.

We have gathered the 10 best exterior designs for a 2-story building to inspire you. Most of them are 2-story houses with awesome exterior designs.

1. Casa Beretzen by Christoffersen & Weiling Architects

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Casa Beretzen by Christoffersen & Weiling Architects is a modern dwelling that has the best exterior design. The interior of this 2-story building is soft while the exterior is designed with the use of robust, distinctive bricks. The flat roof also makes this dwelling looks interesting.

Photographer: Tina Stephansen

 

2. The Glen by rowland+broughtin

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Oversized windows are also a great idea to create the best exterior designs for a 2-story building. Just like this two-story townhouse, its exterior is dominated by oversized windows to allow one to enjoy the awesome views from inside the house. The Glen is a remodel project by rowland+broughtin.

Photographer: Brent Moss Photography

 

3. Lambeth Marsh House by Fraher & Findlay Architects

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Showing the historic details of the building is also a clever idea to create a different look for a 2-story building. Lambeth Marsh House by Fraher & Findlay Architects has the best exterior design in a modest, brick-built terraced houses form. It is a two-story listed house with a new life.

Photographer: Jack Hobhouse

 

4. Bennett Residence by Abramson Architects

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Bennett Residence by Abramson Architects is a contemporary house that has the best exterior design which is perfect for a 2-story building. Designed in a simple style, the exterior of this house is dominated by expansive windows. Organic materials such as wood and stone are also used to design the exterior.

Photographer: Jim Bartsch

 

5. Lilac Drive by Marmol Radziner Architecture

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The best exterior design for a 2-story building also can be found in this vacation home. Lilac Drive by Marmol Radziner Architecture has an awesome exterior design with an intersecting roof. Different materials such as concrete and stone are also used to beautify the exterior.

Photography: Marmol Radziner Architecture

 

6. Blythwood Ravine by Richard Librach Architect

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It is a new house that has the best exterior design for a 2-story building. The exterior applications in Blythwood Ravine by Richard Librach Architect combine stucco, limestone, and Ipe to beautify the exterior look of the building. The same materials are also repeated on the interior.

Photography: Richard Librach Architect

 

7. Campanario by Pérez Palacios Arquitectos Asociados

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For a 2-story building, the best exterior design in Campanario by Pérez Palacios Arquitectos Asociados is also perfect to create a unique exterior look. It is a family residence that has a concrete structure and wood materials used for its exterior.

Photographer: Rafael Gamo

 

8. 30th Street House by Blue Truck Studio

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The best exterior design for a 2-story building can be seen in 30th Street House by Blue Truck Studio. It is a summer house designed with a Sea Ranch aesthetic of simple forms. Wood is the main material to design the entire exterior of this house.

Photographer: Gregg Segal

 

9. Onetangi Bach by Herbst Architects

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The exterior design of Onetangi Bach by Herbst Architects is a part of an entire face that has been designed. For a 2-story building, this rework project has the best exterior design with a flat roof and the use of two different materials: wood and concrete.

Photography: Herbst Architects

 

10. San Marino Residence by Bohlin Cywinski Jackson

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If you live in a tropical area, San Marino Residence by Bohlin Cywinski Jackson has the best exterior design that can inspire you. It is a 2-story building with expansive windows. The exterior wall is painted in all-white. The main highlight is the flying pool that can give an indoor-outdoor experience.

Photography: Jeffrey Totaro

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