Why are traditional houses so alluring when they’re painted black? Here are five examples; a few featuring a dash of red via an American flag or a crimson front door.
Above: A house in Rhinebeck, New York, by Tsao McKown; Photography by Richard Powers for Tsao & McKown Architects via Home Life. See more of home at Steal This Look: Danish Modern in Upstate New York.
Above: The House of the Seven Gables in Salem, which inspired the book by Nathaniel Hawthorne.
Above: A San Francisco Victorian photographed by black-house-obsessed designer Grant K. Gibson.
Above: A farm shed created by McAlpine Tankersley Architecture.
If you gravitate toward darker decor, visit Remodelista‘s Room Gallery of black interiors and exteriors.