Whether it’s quaint vernacular architecture, historic plantations, stately Colonials and Georgians, Craftsman and Art Deco styles, bungalows, or Modern designs, North Carolina features a fascinating eclectic mix of residential designs as varied as its climate and geography. Take look at this guide to the rich architectural styles of North Carolina homes.
An intriguing architectural style, the shotgun design was brought to Louisiana by West African and Haitian immigrants in the 1800s. Its narrow rectangular footprint – with rooms lined up one behind the other – makes it easy to pinpoint in any neighborhood. Explore this house style that’s so immersed in the culture of the South.
Taking a virtual home tour is one of the easiest ways to visualize whether a home or a home plan is right from you – without even needing to see it in person! Here, we’ll go over the most important features of mansion and manor homes and suggest a few great tours to choose from.
From Chattanooga to Knoxville to Nashville, Tennessee is filled with grand mansions, Colonials, Farmhouses, and other charming homes. But before these architectural designs came, the landscape was lined with simple and really ordinary homes built by homesteaders in what is called vernacular architecture, or common folk interpretations of established styles. Read on to learn more.
If you want charm, character, warmth, and an Old World feel in your dream home, look no further than the California Mission or Mission Revival/Spanish Revival Style. Typically with red tile roof, bell tower, parapet, and arched doors and windows, the style celebrates the architecture of 19th century Spanish settlers. Here’s a close look.
There’s more to the natural beauty of Yellowstone, Yosemite, and the other National Parks that captivates the visitors who wander the grounds every year. Part of the appeal: the National Park structures, with their rustic architecture highlighting a back-to-nature aesthetic. Here’s how “parkitecture” is incorporated in modern home-design concepts.
From low-slung Prairie to classic Farmhouse, iconic Craftsman, beautiful Arts and Crafts, and minimalist Modern styles, Midwest house plans embrace simplicity and elegance with the use of horizontal lines and clean, solid edges. In this article, we look at the features, influences, and history of Midwest Region architecture.
It ain’t much if it ain’t Dutch! Here’s an inside look at Dutch Colonial and Dutch Colonial Revival style homes. An American favorite in residential architecture since they first appeared in New England in the early 1600s, these homes are spacious, typically symmetrical, and very, very livable.
This eponymous architectural style has been adapted to the gorgeous natural beauty, sub-tropical climate, and weather conditions of the Lowcountry region along the coasts of South Carolina and Georgia. Just as historic and diverse as New England architecture, Lowcountry homes can be cottages, contemporary Farmhouses, modern Country, Coastal, and more.
Few – if any – parts of the country have a more historic collection of architectural styles than New England. From Colonial to Cape Cod, Farmhouse, Georgian, Shingle, and others, New England plans are pure Americana. Here’s a descriptive guide to five iconic New England house styles that date to the original 13 Colonies.