Home Architecture Guide

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Design-Build Construction: The Faster, Cheaper Way to Build

Typically, when a new building is to be built, the process begins with the architect. The architect meets with the client and then attempts to transfer the client’s ideas to a workable blueprint. After the design process is finished, the client puts the job out for bid. A contractor is selected. It is the contractor’s [...]
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The Role of the Modern Architect

It’s little wonder that the word architect is an integral part of the word architecture. It’s worthy of note that architecture without the architect is very little if anything. Architecture without a professional architect would be like submitting to an operation without a trained physician, with only a friend who has only read a biology [...]
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Four Architectural Dream Home Designs

If you’re thinking about building your dream home, you may feel overwhelmed and unsure of exactly how to get started. You probably want your dream home to be an expression of something personal and meaningful, and you know that the process will require extensive time and effort when working with your architect. However, it can [...]
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A-Frame Home Architecture and Design Features

The first true A-frame house was built in 1957.
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Bungalow Home Architecture and Design Features

Bungalow style architecture has many offshoots. This style developed in the early 20th century and was heavily influenced by the architecture found in Indian summer homes. The Bungalow is defined as a small home, one and a half stories tall, with an affordable and efficient floor plan. Design wise, it can be influenced by almost [...]
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Tudor Revival Home Architecture and Design Features

Tudor Revival homes first gained popularity in the late 1800s and are still commonly built today. Because it integrates many medieval elements, the style is sometimes called Medieval Revival. It’s also sometimes called Tudorbethan or Mock Tudor. Tudor Revival homes may be small in size like a medieval cottage or grand structures reminiscent of a [...]
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Colonial Revival Home Architecture and Design Features

Colonial Revival homes gained popularity in the late 1800s and remained popular through the mid 1900s. Colonial Revival architecture was heavily influenced by earlier Georgian Colonials and Federal style homes. This style is distinguished from the original Georgian Colonials by the elaborate front door, clustering of windows into groups, and addition of sun rooms or [...]
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Shingle Style Home Architecture and Design Features

Shingle Style homes were popular from the late 1800s into the early 1900s. These homes were much more streamlined than the popular Victorians of that period. Shingle Style borrows elements from a variety of architectural styles, including Queen Anne Victorian, Colonial Revival, Tudor, Gothic, and Stick. Shingle Style homes integrate these elements into an informal [...]
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Renaissance Revival Home Architecture and Design Features

Starting in the mid 1800s and continuing into the early 1900s, a fascination with Renaissance style spurred Renaissance Revival architecture in North America. This style borrows heavily from the architecture found in Renaissance French and Italian homes and is sometimes called Neo-Renaissance. Renaissance Revival homes became increasingly ornate: homes built after 1900 were particularly elaborate. [...]
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Pueblo Revival Home Architecture and Design Features

Pueblo Revival homes are a seamless mix of Contemporary design and the original Pueblo homes built in the Southwest. Since they’re usually built with adobe, they’re sometimes called Adobe homes. Pueblo Revival homes incorporate elements of native architectures of American southwest pueblos such as the famous Taos Pueblo, as well as features brought to the [...]