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6 Most Popular Home Styles You Must Know About
September 11, 2020

Over the years, we adapted to different house-styles and now it has become overwhelming for house hunters to decide which way they should go. However, I did the unthinkable and narrowed the most popular home styles in today’s article so that you can decide which era and which type of house suits you the most.

6 Most Popular Home Styles Everyone Should Know About

1.     Craftsman Bungalow

A craftsman bungalow (or an Arts and Crafts house, however you call it) was one of the most popular house styles between 1905 and the 1930s and is emerging with its full glory in the modern times also. Featuring a large amount of wooden interior, this home provides you a certain amount of warmth and coziness whenever you step inside it.

2.     Country French Style Home

Country French style homes were first constructed in the 18th century when the French occupied a large portion of eastern North America with their settlements scattered all around. This particular house style often features one story with a steeply pitched roof, stucco walls, narrow windows paired with shutters, and a half-timbered frame to enhance its curb appeal. These houses also come with stunning landscapes and extraordinary driveways to increase their value even more.

3.     Contemporary-style Home

Houses constructed between 1950 to 1970, often feature a contemporary style with a huge variety of architectural influences. The word “contemporary” doesn’t mean one type of home, rather it is used to describe a wide range of houses built in recent times that focuses on simple designs and geometric lines.

Without adding unnecessary details, the main features of a contemporary home are open floor plans, inventive designs, and the usage of lots of glass.

4.     Tudor Houses

The Tudor houses have a close connection to the architectural influence of the Tudor dynasty who ruled England in the 16th-century. The Tudor houses we see today are the modern-day interpretation of the 16th-century homes with Medieval English prototypes. The most common features of these houses are a steeply pitched roof, decorative half-timbering, attractive cross gables, and narrow windows with small windowpanes.

5.     Cottage Houses

Americans are greatly inspired by the English. And getting fascinated by the Medieval styles of the English countryside, they designed the charming and welcoming cottages houses we know of today. This style of home was immensely popular in the United States between the 1920s to 1930s and is re-emerging even in the new decade.

The cottage-style homes are loved by most Americans because of their storybook appeal. These houses feature steep roof pitches with cross gables, casement windows with small panes, and arched doors to provide a very fairytale vibe.

6.     Victorian Homes

There are several styles of houses that were constructed in the Victorian era, which lasted between 1860 to 1900. And the houses that were constructed in this period are known as the Victorian homes.  These amazing homes featured interesting details, were distinctive and romantic. They also tend to use more bright fabrics and colors than any other home style described here. Because of their charming characteristics, you can blend both traditional and contemporary styles in these houses with ease.


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