House Digits to Define Your Façade

House Digits to Define Your Façade

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Landis Carey
Aug 11, 2010

Many reasons call for new house numbers—selling your place, buying a new home, or freshening-up your exterior with a new paint color (eco-friendly, of course). Any of these reasons and many more, like simply wanting a change or to make a statement, is reason enough to spruce up your home's digits. House numbers that individualize haven't been in shortage in recent years, but now we're seeing many more eco- and socially-conscious options that aren't just stylish, but can lift a drooping façade.

1. Traffic Sign House Numbers: Made from upcycled aluminum traffic signs, Boris Bally's bold house numbers are available from online retailer eco-artware.com Made to order, these unique signs scream for double takes from passing pedestrians. Metalsmith Boris Bally's work is part the permanent collections of New York's Museum of Art and Design, London's V&A Museum, and North Carolina's Mint Museum. Allow for three weeks delivery for these one-of-a-kind numerals to arrive. They are available in 6", 8", and 10" heights with prices of $120, $160, and $200 respectively.

2. Modplexi Address Plaque: Support an Etsy artist when you purchase a Modplexi Address Plaque of two numbers for $75.00. Available for 2, 3, 4, and 5 number street addresses these plaques are as clean-lined and simple as can be.

3. Eleek's Mackintosh Numbers: Trying to revive a tired façade? Check out Eleek's 100% post-consumer recycled aluminum MASA hardware line, which includes their Mackintosh house numbers. Standing at 3 1/8" tall by 2" wide by 3/8" thick, this arts-and-crafts inspired typeset is simple enough to complement any exterior paint color. Contact Portland-based Eleek for local sales and current pricing.

4. Mackintosh Design's Prairie Solid Copper House Numbers: Sand cast from a minimum of 95% recycled materials. On sale for $18.99, these digits are oil-rubbed to help preserve their finish. As time passes, their colors and tones will vary adding to their unique, handmade quality. At 5" tall by ¼" thick, these house numbers will gracefully compliment Colonials, Saltboxes, Folk Victorians, French Revivals, Craftsmens and Tudors alike.

5. Think Geek's Solar LED Address Numbers: available online for only $19.99 each. Surprisingly clean in their design, these characters are perfect for a sleek, modern look. Illuminating at night for 8 to 10 hours after a full day's sunlight, these 3.5" tall backlit numerals provide clear direction for evening visitors. They come with a one year manufacturer's warranty and when assembled are 6 1/8" tall by 3 ½" wide.

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