Nothing says welcome like the entrance to your home, so its important that your house’s exterior is inviting and warm. Here are some of our favorite examples of homes that use a mixture of classic brick, stone and wood to create a charming entryway.

This home is built in a craftsman style. We love a few things about this home. First, the brown palette and use of natural wood shutter creates and inviting rustic charm. Matching natural wood porch posts continue this look onto the entry way, complementing the color of the pavers. Another feature we’re a fan of is the dark hardware. It grounds the look and keeps it from being too rustic. The gutters and rainspout mirror the dark metal of the shutter hinges. Finally, we’re really drawn to the mixture of materials. Natural wood, cultured stone and tumbled brick help take this simple facade to the next level.

This home is all about the front door. The strong timbers in dark contrasting wood anchor the doorway, making it feel solid and impressive without taking up a lot of space. A running bond pattern in the walkway leads the eye toward the home and to the door, while the angle of the roof above the door draws the eye upward.

This home boasts a richly hued, beautiful front door. By using a unique design of Oyster Pearl Oversized Tumbled brick with the contrasting red cultured stone, the builder helps draw the eye down and across the entrance.