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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 [...]
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Contemporary Home Architecture and Design Features

Contemporary homes first gained popularity in the mid to late 1900s and have become increasingly common since then. This architectural category includes a lot of different house shapes and styles. Some Contemporary homes have Postmodern influences and others have Neoeclectic elements. The key to identifying a true Contemporary home is the presence of many tall [...]
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Ranch Style Home Architecture and Design Features

Ranch Style homes go by many names, including American Ranch, Western Ranch, and California Rambler. These homes first gained popularity in the mid 1900s. Ranch Style is a direct descendant of the Prairie Box home design. As with Prairie Box homes the stress in designing ranch style homes was on economical design and use of [...]
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Italianate Home Architecture and Design Features

Inspired by the great Villas of Italy, in America the Italianate home architecture style has been a popularly used home design theme for more than a century.
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Arts and Crafts Home Architecture and Design Features

The arts and crafts style of home architecture evolved in California during the early to mid 20th century and is heavily influenced by Asian design aesthetics.
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Gothic Revival Home Architecture and Design Features

Gothic Revival style homes became popular in American during the late 19th century and typically feature a flat roof, two or more stories tall and Gothic style parapets or battlements.
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Georgian Colonial Home Architecture and Design Features

Timeless and elegant, the Georgian Colonial style of home architecture and design typically features window shutters, a low pitched hip roof and rectangular shape.
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Prairie Home Architecture and Design Features

Low and angular, the prairie home style of architecture is credited to Frank Lloyd Wright and is influenced by Japanese design aesthetics.