Today we’re back with more excellent examples different home styles.
See last week’s list here: Home Styles Defined, Part 1
No worries: there’s no test at the end! I just thought it was interesting to see how our styles have changed, and at the same time stayed the same.
1880 – 1910 Queen Anne: Round towers and wrap-around porches give Queen Anne houses a regal air.
1860 – 1880s Eastlake Victorian: These fanciful Victorian houses are lavished with Eastlake style spindlework.
1876 – 1955 Colonial Revival: Expressing American patriotism and a return to classical architectural styles, Colonial Revival became a standard style in the 20th century.
1885 – 1925 Neoclassical House Styles: Neoclassical, or “new” classical, architecture describes buildings that are inspired by the classical architecture of ancient Greece and Rome.
1885 – 1925 Beaux Arts: Combining classical Greek and Roman architecture with Renaissance ideas, Beaux Arts was a favored style for imposing public buildings and opulent mansions.
1890 – Present Tudor House Style: Heavy chimneys and decorative half-timbering give Tudor style houses a Medieval flavor. The Tudor style is sometimes called Medieval Revival.
1893-1920 Prairie Style: Frank Lloyd Wright transformed the American home when he began to design “Prairie” style houses with low horizontal lines and open interior spaces.
1895 – 1930 American Foursquare: The Foursquare style, sometimes called the Prairie Box, can be found in nearly every part of the United States.
1945 – 1980 Ranch Style: One-story Ranch Style homes are so simple, some critics say they have no style. But there’s more than meets the eye to the classic suburban Ranch Style house.
1950s – 1970: A-frame House Style: With a dramatic, sloping roof and cozy living quarters, the A-frame shape became a popular choice for vacation homes.
1965 – present: Builder’s Colonial / Neocolonial: Neocolonial, Neo-Colonial, or Builder’s Colonial houses are modern-day homes inspired by historic Colonial, Federal, and Colonial Revival styles.
1965 – Present: Contemporary House Styles: Contemporary homes are designed for today’s lifestyles with huge windows and large, open spaces.
Again, what are your favorite styles? Are you living in your favorite style?
I took the bulk of my photos and info from: http://architecture.about.com/od/housestyles/tp/housestylesindex.htm, but sometimes I found a new home photo when I didn’t like theirs.
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