These floor plans are designed to accommodate the American way of life. Traditional homes are kind of a mix of several other styles but there are some basics that are usually consistent throughout traditional designs...
There's just something about older homes - especially when decked out for Christmas - that fills them with character and sets them apart from their more recent counterparts. Unfortunately, with old homes comes a whole slew of age-related problems -- old pipes, outdated wiring, sewage problems, etc. -- Talk about a mess! Fortunately, there are designers out there who are still able to capture the unique character that was once common in American architecture.
Perhaps the most difficult architectural design to define and describe – because it is an amalgam of several styles – try a mix of Colonial, Colonial Revival, Cape Cod, Ranch, Tudor, and Victorian – the traditional house plan is never boring or dull. Traditional homes display a casual, relaxed, homey, and friendly feel that is pure American.
From his quaint Colonial-style childhood home in Brookline, Massachusetts, to the huge mansion in Bronxville, New York; the winter getaway in Palm Beach, Florida; the classic townhouse in Georgetown, D.C.; and the summer home in Hyannisport, Massachusetts; President John F. Kennedy set the tone for stylish and luxurious residences.