March 17, 2013

Home Design 101: All the styles of houses- Part 1

So-called because of the appearance of the structure, namely steep roof-line

American Colonial
includes several building design styles associated with the colonial period of the United States, including First Period English (late-medieval), French Colonial, Spanish Colonial, Dutch Colonial and Georgian. These styles are associated with the houses, churches and government buildings of the period between about 1600 through the 19th century

Georgian Colonial

German Colonial

 Hall & Parlor Houses 
The hall and parlor style entails a rectangular two room configuration

New England Colonial

Spanish Colonial

A traditional style of house originated in Valencia, Spain. It is a historical farm house since XII Century aC until XIX Century around the city of Valencia.

A type of house that includes living space attached to either a workshop or a barn, typically for horses, or a large vehicle such as a Recreational Vehicle or a good-sized recreational boat.

A bay-and-gable is a distinct architectural style of house that is ubiquitous in the older parts of Toronto, Canada. The most prominent feature is the large bay window that usually covers more than half of the front of the house, surmounted by a gable roof

A bungalow is a type of house, with varying meanings across the world. Common features to many (but not all) of these definitions include being detached, low-rise (single or one-and-a-half stories), and the use of verandahs.

Cap Code

A Cape Cod cottage is a style of house originating in New England in the 17th century. It is traditionally characterized by a low, broad frame building, generally a story and a half high, with a steep, pitched roof with end gables, a large central chimney and very little ornamentation.

Cape Dutch
Cape Dutch architecture is an architectural style found in the Western Cape of South Africa. The style was prominent in the early days (17th century) of the Cape Colony, and the name derives from the fact that the initial settlers of the Cape were primarily Dutch. The style has roots in mediaeval Holland, Germany, France and Indonesia.

A castle (from Latin castellum) is a type of fortified structure built in Europe and the Middle East during the Middle Ages by European nobility.

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