I notice the architectural details of homes everywhere I go, I just can’t stop, it’s an obsession of mine. My mister has grown accustomed to me shouting “Stop the car! Check out that house!” followed up by “I neeeeed to take a picture!”. This happens a lot when we take a road trip or travel, we drive around the neighborhoods to get a feel for the real estate in the region. I love so many styles from Colonial to Craftsman and it’s so hard to commit to just one favorite. Are any of you the same? Do you go pretend house hunting too?
Anyway, I thought it would be fun this weekend to find out what style of home is your favorite. Is is a country farmhouse that makes you swoon, or a modern contemporary structure that makes you go ga ga? Here’s a look at ten popular styles of residential architecture in America, and then you can vote for your favorite at the end!
1. Craftsman Bungalow: Triangular low pitched roofs and mixed materials of brick, wood, and stone make this style of home one of the most popular in the country. Craftsman bungalows have recessed covered porches with tapered square columns, overhanging eaves, decorative brackets, and exposed rafters.