facade-n; 2 Senses

Sense Number 1: the front face of a building

Commentary: FACADE[+structure][+component][+building][+face][+front]

The east facade of the museum is covered in marble.
They are repairing the brickwork on the facade of this building.
The houses in that neighborhood have stucco facades.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1

Sense Number 2: a showy misrepresentation or concealment of something

Commentary: FACADE[+state][+deception][+showy]
NOTE: implies a concealed unpleasant or negative truth

The actress's flawless public facade masked personal despair.
Bob thinks his neighbors' appearance of wealth and privilege is only a facade.
The promise to reduce taxes turned out to be an election-year facade.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2