From the gorgeous landscapes, picturesque mountains, and rustic villages of the French countryside emerged what is defined as the French Country style. A mix of Old World charm, the rustic and fancy, this architectural design is a balanced combination of the simple, comfortable, and graceful. In this article, we learn more about the origins and elements of French Country style.
While ranches, Spanish-Mission homes, and mansions are associated with Texas, a different style has permeated the Lone Star State. Known as Texas Modern, it is architecture embedded in the history, climate, topography, traditions, economy, and culture of Texas. Let’s focus on Texas Modern’s attributes and why it’s adapted to the state’s terrain and climate.
Following the Tiny House trend that got so much attention in recent years comes a new alternative in housing: the barndominium. This latest design option blends the look of a barn and its open spaces with the modern aesthetic of a condominium. Check out its features, benefits, and drawbacks – and why it’s popular.
Farmhouse design remains as captivating and appealing today as it was during the early Colonial period. The style – with its wide wraparound porch, simplicity, and coziness – has been reinvented to fit contemporary aesthetics. Explore the Modern Farmhouse design, its elements, and how to achieve the signature look in your home.
If you’re building or remodeling a home in 2020, these 8 trends are the best place to start to ensure that your home is eco-friendly and stylish – and comes in under budget. We’ve even included bonus home style trends with classic design attributes that are making their comebacks.
Can you tell the difference between Coastal and Beachfront, Modern and Contemporary, or Traditional and Transitional? While these home styles have similarities, they’re distinct architectural plans with defining features. Here’s a guide to popular and trending styles that may not be top-of-mind for most Americans.
The Old World meets New in Carpenter Gothic! Inspired by the grandeur of the towering cathedrals of Europe, this American home style is present nearly nationwide and can be adapted to suit local building materials and preferences. If you like a modern twist on a classic style — this is for you!
An icon of a bygone era, the carriage house recalls the romantic appeal of stately manor homes. Before the automobile and garage, the carriage, or coach, house sheltered carriages and sometimes horses, hay, and a tack room. Larger ones also housed servants. Today, there are several adaptations of the original carriage house. Let’s explore them.
A simple, economic, and adaptable alternative for a population that had no interest in the ornate Victorian-era designs, the American Foursquare or “Prairie Box,” came into its own in the mid-1890s. Here’s a close look at the Foursquare, its elements, and “borrowed” features from other architectural styles that add to its appeal.
Taking off in 1840 as “Federal” style faded into the background, the Italianate Style – with its decorative brackets and square towers – became the most popular architectural design in the U.S. until 1885. The style was primarily seen in grand country mansions and urban townhouses around the U.S.