Southern Homes With The Best Curb Appeal of 2017

nashville cottage
Photo: Laurey W. Glenn

You know those houses that just stop you in your tracks? The ones that make you forget your manners and straight-up stare? Maybe there's wisteria climbing the trellis on the front walkway, or there's a white picket fence overtaken by azaleas . Or maybe the house has a nostalgic red tin roof, or pretty pairs of periwinkle shutters. Better yet, maybe the house is framed by oaks, or boasts a front porch a mile wide. Whatever that X-factor is, we're total suckers for a house with curb appeal, and Southern homes – big or small, old or new – have that stop-you-in-your-tracks charm by the bucket-load. From sunny beach cottages in Key West to the historic grand dames of New Orleans, Southern homes have really put their best faces forward in 2017. Here, we've rounded up 20 of our favorite pieces of exterior eye candy (from the magazine and our Instagram feed) that taught us a thing or two about curb appeal this year. Take a scroll down memory lane, and try to choose a favorite!

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Stop and Stare In: Nashville, Tennessee

nashville cottage
Laurey W. Glenn

Curb Appeal Crushes: Simple wood siding + the cedar shake roof

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Stop and Stare In: Atlanta, Georgia

buckhead house
@darlingdownsouth

Curb Appeal Crushes: Windows for days + the powder blue door

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Stop and Stare In: Beaufort, South Carolina

beaufort-sc-white-house
Laurey W. Glenn

Curb Appeal Crushes: Double porch swings + the painted metal roof

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Stop and Stare In: Baton Rouge, Louisiana

baton rouge brick
@southernlivingmag

Curb Appeal Crushes: Picture-perfect symmetry + the greenery arch over the front door

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Stop and Stare In: Charleston, South Carolina

gingerbread-details-victorian-house-charleston.jpg
Laurey W. Glenn

Curb Appeal Crushes: Freshly painted circa-1890 gingerbread detailing + the soulfully restored front door

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Stop and Stare In: Houston, Texas

houston saltbox
Laurey W. Glenn

Curb Appeal Crushes: A grand white door + the unexpected New England saltbox-style façade

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Stop and Stare In: Birmingham, Alabama

birmingham rancher
Laurey W. Glenn

Curb Appeal Crushes: The 19-foot wide front steps + the pecky cypress French doors

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Stop and Stare In: New Orleans, Louisiana

new orleans historic
Laurey W. Glenn

Curb Appeal Crushes: Locally forged iron porch railings + the cherry red front door

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Stop and Stare In: Key West, Florida

key west cottage
@flkeysheather

Curb Appeal Crushes: Turquoise Bahamas-style shutters + a pink flower-wrapped trellis

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Stop and Stare In: Atlanta, Georgia

atlanta house
@helloitsloh

Curb Appeal Crushes: Hydrangeas + the front door's stone surround

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Stop and Stare In: New Orleans, Louisiana

classic-country-white-house-blue-door
Laurey W. Glenn

Curb Appeal Crushes: Carriage doors on the garage + a white picket fence

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Stop and Stare In: Savannah, Georgia

savannah brick
@lindseyrickards

Curb Appeal Crushes: Classic red brick + moss-draped oaks

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Stop and Stare In: Roswell, Georgia

roswell cottage
Laurey W. Glenn

Curb Appeal Crushes: Sky-high doors + a deep porch

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Stop and Stare In: Birmingham, Alabama

birmingham house
@southernlivingmag

Curb Appeal Crushes: A well-manicured lawn + the rooftop pineapple (+ the pup)

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Stop and Stare In: Charleston, South Carolina

charleston periwinkle
@ananewyork

Curb Appeal Crushes: The periwinkle front door + adventure-ready beach cruisers

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Stop and Stare In: St. Simons Island, Georgia

st simons house
@waitingonmartha

Curb Appeal Crushes: Gray wooden shingles + the portico's decorative railings

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Stop and Stare In: Hinesville, Georgia

hinesville house
@katrinabarrowphotography

Curb Appeal Crushes: Emerald green shutters + hanging planters

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Stop and Stare In: Brunswick, Georgia

brunswick house
@kelliboydphotography @lavinlabel

Curb Appeal Crushes: The Second Empire-style architecture + the dusty aqua exterior

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Stop and Stare In: Columbus, Georgia

columbus house
Emily Jenkins Followill

Curb Appeal Crushes: Grand columns + a crisp white exterior

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Stop and Stare In: Beaufort, South Carolina

beaufort christmas cottage
@southernlivingmag

Curb Appeal Crushes: The pitched red roof + festive holiday spirit

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