curb appeal


Definition of curb appeal

: the visual attractiveness of a house as seen from the street

Examples of curb appeal in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web An inviting curb appeal begins at manicured hedges defining the front gardens, lush lawn and walkway to the tiled front porch. Monica Lander, The Mercury News, "Sponsored: Centralized San Mateo home close to downtown and SFO," 24 Sep. 2019 The 3,793-foot home was created five years ago on one of Solterra’s oversized sites, 9,990 square feet, and shows lots of curb appeal in its stucco/stone exterior and mature landscaping. Mark Samuelson, The Denver Post, "Bellwether for a persistent market, Lakewood’s Solterra remains strong, open house next Saturday (Nov. 2)," 25 Oct. 2019 Beyond its curb appeal, the city also is known for its food. Joseph Hernandez, Condé Nast Traveler, "Reader's Choice Awards: Why We Love Chicago, the Best Large City in America," 21 Oct. 2019 Except for its bright yellow awnings, the store doesn’t have much curb appeal, sandwiched between a car repair shop and a vacuum store. Deanna Weniger, Twin Cities, "Fourth-generation Milbern Clothing has been making Twin Cities men look sharp for 73 years," 14 Oct. 2019 The deep setback and spacious front Trex porch create instant curb appeal and offer wonderful space for children to play or to relax while waving to neighbors taking an evening stroll. Monica Lander, The Mercury News, "Sponsored: Corner-lot home offers opportunity in coveted Willow Glen," 9 July 2019 Exposed brickwork, a trio of dormers and a covered front porch lend classic curb appeal to the two-story. Los Angeles Times, "Hot Property: Kirsten Dunst sells her Toluca Lake home to actress Annie Potts," 21 Sep. 2019 The property at 620 Waterview Isle radiates great curb appeal with a spacious curved driveway and an east-facing lagoon location with sunny mornings and sheltered afternoon sunshine. Bang Staff And Correspondents, The Mercury News, "Sponsored: A beautifully constructed single-level custom home on the best side of the lagoon," 5 Aug. 2019 Painting, power washing, getting your driveway repaired, and restoring bricks or stone are just a few of her favorite projects to tackle to up your curb appeal. Perri Ormont Blumberg, Southern Living, "HGTV's Egypt Sherrod Wishes You Would Stop Using Shiplap Already," 9 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of curb appeal

1975, in the meaning defined above

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10 Dec 2019

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“Curb appeal.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 13 December 2019.

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