With its pure symmetry, order, simplicity, and balance, Neoclassical architecture struck a chord among mid-18th century U.S. architects and designers who were looking for an alternative to the Baroque and Rococo styles. Here’s a close look at the style and its impact on early and contemporary American architecture.
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.
Facing questions of what comes next in house designs in 2020 – and the new decade – can be tricky and challenging. But residential architects and designers seem to be up to the task of predicting trends that reflect the moods, attitudes, and sensibilities of homeowners and buyers. Here’s our verdict for 2020.
The USDA Rural Development loan is one of the best-kept secrets in the mortgage financing world. Participating in the program is a great option for first time homebuyers, lower income families, or anyone looking for a less expensive option for a new place to live.
Famous for its straight, rectilinear lines, use of concrete and steel, and spartan interior with minimal embellishment, the Bauhaus architectural style created Modern architecture as we know it. These buildings do seem to favor function over fashion, but to some, that’s what makes them so great. Do you agree?
Influenced by French-speaking Canadian immigrants as well as Spanish, Latin American, and Caribbean traders, the U.S. coastal section along the Gulf of Mexico features a number of intriguing vernacular, classical, and contemporary house forms. Here’s a guide to Gulf Coast residential styles from the late-18th century to the present.
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.