Not Just For The Birds: 9 Designer Birdhouses That People Will Love, Too

We're all for cute chirpings birds in our backyard, but not the dumpy little birdhouses they come to visit. Trash the one that's disintegrating as we speak, and elevate your avian abode with one of the stylish designs we collected, below. 

By Sarah Virginia White
Photo credit: Heather Levine
Scandinavian Inspiration

Los Angeles-based ceramicist Heather Levine thought of Scandinavian design when creating her line of  midcentury-inspired birdhouses. Find this cobalt version, $338, at Shop Terrain

Photo credit: YLiving
Cubist Cozy

Furniture company Loll used recycled milk jugs to create this modernist nesting cube, $79, from Yliving. It comes in a range of great colors, from sleek gray to red and neon green. 

Photo credit: J Schatz
Bird Meter

The candy colors of the J Schatz nut bird house are attractive enough, but the home is actually designed to attract a range of small wild birds with awesome names—chicadees, titmice and nuthatches!  

Photo credit: Studio Chad Wright
Lofted Modern

The San Francisco-based designer struck his own studio in 2011, following internships with Mike & Maaike, Fuse Project and One & Co. His skyscraping birdhouse design, Attic, brings his background in architecture and industrial design into play. By special order from Studio Chad Wright

Photo credit: Klass Kuiken
Spanish Tile

Birds aren't really welcome to nest under rooftiles, but Dutch designer Klass Kuiken solves the problem of roof-loving birds with this birdhouse built directly into a spanich rooftile. 

Photo credit: Up Interiors
In Honor of Mies

This was designed by Menu A/S in honor of Mies Van Der Rohe, the legendary designer, and features a bird bath and feeding station in the acacia-wood construction. $175 from upinteriors.  

Photo credit: Jonathan Adler
Jonathan Adler Birdhouse

The celebrated ceramicist created this stoneware modern nest, $128 from Jonathan Adler, and glazed it in matte white. 

Photo credit: Paxton Gate
Industrial Interest

San Francisco's Paxton Gate curiosity shop has a eclectic mix of taxidermy, science paraphernalia and plants, but this triangle birdhouse, $130, welcomes live animals with its simple ceramic slab construction. 

Photo credit: Modernica
Arts and Crafts

Bay Area artist Stan Bitters has created these rough-hewn ceramic birdhouses since 1959, and they became part of the organic modernist movement that had its origins in the 1960s. $250 from Modernica

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