Forget about football and oil wells! Oklahoma – the Sooner State – is also a hotbed of intriguing, historic, and varied architectural styles. From the pre-historic Spiro Mounds to primitive log cabins, extravagant mansions, contemporary homes, bungalows, and Craftsman and Prairie styles, Oklahoma’s landscape is filled with lots of architectural gems.
New-construction bathrooms are not simply chasing trends for the sake of it. Instead, new builds are improving on years of solid design work while not completely reinventing the wheel. Materials are chosen for fashion, function, eco-friendliness, and durability. This ensures that new bathrooms stay fresh for longer but cost less.
With its ornamental turrets and towers, steeply pitched roofs, decorative trim, wrap-around porches, and elaborate spindles, the Queen Anne style paints a dazzling, picturesque – and complex – architectural design. Known in the United States as Queen Anne Revival, the style combines forms and features from the Tudor, Gothic, and Elizabethan periods.
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.
Choosing every little detail during new-home construction can be overwhelming. Whether you don’t know where to get started or need help wading through the million choices it seems you need to make, here’s some expert advice on overcoming perfectionism and getting things done in a timely manner.
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.
Are you planning to build a home that’s over 5,000 square feet? You’re in for an adventure. Here, we’ll cover the main pros, cons, layouts, and features of homes this big and larger, so you know exactly what to expect throughout the entire process.
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.