Residential Architectural Styles

Art DecoA vertically oriented design includes flat roofs and metal window casements.
BungalowA forerunner of the craftsman style, you’ll find rustic exteriors and sheltered-feeling interiors.
Cape CodA true classic, Cape Cod homes have gabled roofs and unornamented fronts.
ColonialAn offshoot of the Cape Cod style, it features a rectangular design and second-floor bedrooms.
ContemporaryUnmistakably modern, this style has odd-sized windows and little ornamentation.
CraftsmanFull- or partial-width porches are framed by tapered columns and overhanging eaves.
Dutch ColonialGerman settlers originated this style, which features a broad, barn-like roof.
FederalThis style arose amid a renewed interest in Greek and Roman culture.
French ProvincialBalance and symmetry define the French Provincial style, which has a steep hip roof.
GeorgianWith paired chimneys and a decorative crown, this style was named after English royalty.
Gothic RevivalEnglish romanticism influenced this style, marked by Gothic windows and vaulted roofs.
Greek RevivalEntryway columns and a front door surrounded by rectangular windows are characteristic.
NeoclassicalNeoclassical homes exist in incarnations from one-story cottages to multilevel manses.
Queen AnneEmerging in the Victorian era, the style features inventive floor plans and decorative chimneys.
RanchRanch homes are set apart by pitched-roof construction, built-in garages, and picture windows.
ShotgunTradition says that a shotgun blast can trace a straight path from the front to back door.
Spanish EclecticThis style has details from Moorish, Byzantine, Gothic, and Renaissance styles.
Split LevelA Modern style, Split levels sequester living activities, such as sleeping and socializing.
TudorTudors have half-timbering on bay windows and upper floors, and steep cross gables.
VictorianBuilt during the rise of the machine age, Victorian architecture incorporated decorative details such as patterned shingles.
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