When you think of timber as an exterior home finish, it most likely brings to mind country style cottages, rustic cabins and kit homes, not usually, the spacious modern homes of today.

However a distinct trend toward using timber as a feature material in the construction of contemporary homes has emerged, with some spectacular homes by world renowned architects such as SAOTO leading the way in introducing organic materials to soften the hard edges of past contemporary home design.

Have a look at the feature timber exteriors in these stunning, contemporary homes.