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The first of the home styles covered is the American Classic home, which melds simple design with handcrafted artistry. From gabled roofs to spacious front porches with decorative beams, this style became popular in the 1870s and 1880s. At its heart was a return to simplicity, quiet beauty and honesty of construction. A generation of architects, artists and craftsmen were inspired by the ideals, tradition, sleek and timeless style and function to create architecture with freedom and originality.
Designed after the formality of the French countryside, this home style typifies elegance inside and out. From their tall, steeply pitched roof lines often designed of brick, stone or stucco walls, the French Eclectic style originating from the 1920s – early 1930s, the French style replicates the larger, formal homes that dot the French countryside.
Known for its red tiled, low-pitched roof, arches and stucco facade, this style gains its influence from a potpourri of countries that surround the Mediterranean Sea. Italian and Greek styles are major contributors to the design of the classic Mediterranean style home, though it also takes some style concepts from Spain.
From 1920 until mid-century, this architectural style with its spacious entry porches and decorative crown molding was the most popular home style in the US. With its elegant lines, symmetrical balanced windows and door and traditional form, it continues to be one of America’s favorite home styles. Its popularity stems from its traditional American roots and the flexibility of style.
An outgrowth of the Queen Anne style favored for its storybook charm and design versatility, the Tudor style was popular in many areas of the US from 1915 to approximately 1940. From their prominent cross gables, steeply pitched roof and their tall, narrow windows, this style and its close cousin – the English Cottage – continues to be extremely popular and still influences contemporary American architecture today.
Stripped down, sleek, and elegant, Contemporary and Modern styles are a complete departure from traditional architecture and have been a favorite home style since the 1950s, and are perfect for those who want to make a clean break from the past and embrace pure modern style. Floor plans emphasize open, flexible spaces, allowing the homeowner to tailor the home’s functionality. Modern or “industrial” mixed materials such as concrete, vinyl, and glass are used extensively throughout the home.