An Architectural Guide to Choosing the Right Home Style for YOU!


Bungalow: Narrow, rectangular, 1.5 story home

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Contemporary: Odd size, tall windows, unusual mixtures of wall materials

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Craftsman: Blends with many landscapes, overhanging eaves, wide front porches often supported by columns

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Monterey: Second floor with balcony with railing styled in wood or iron, roofs are low pitched or gabled

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National: Rectangular shapes, shed roofed porches, find them throughout the country

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Neoclassical: Symmetrical facades, elaborate, decorative designs above and around doorways

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Prairie: Boxy/symmetrical or low-slung/asymmetrical, brick and clapboard common, 1-story porches

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Ranch: One-story, pitched roof, built-in garage, sliding doors to patio, wood or brick exterior

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Shingle: Unadorned doors, windows, porches, cornices

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Split Level: Created for living activities such as sleeping & socializing

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Tudor: Patterned brick or stone walls, rounded doorways, large stone chimneys, a “storybook home”

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