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House Styles

House Styles

From old row houses in Philadelphia to a new Greek Revival in Michigan, each article in this category illuminates a particular style of architecture.

American Foursquare Architecture & Interiors

Thumbnail image for American Foursquare Architecture & Interiors The epitome of the post-Victorian “comfortable house,” the Foursquare is about dignified self-containment.
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Architectural Highlights of Old Louisville

Thumbnail image for Architectural Highlights of Old Louisville We unearth the old-house treasures of this genteel Southern city.
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Arts & Crafts Architecture and How To Spot Arts & Crafts Homes

Thumbnail image for Arts & Crafts Architecture and How To Spot Arts & Crafts Homes Informal yet eminently cultured, the Arts & Crafts movement served to influence a range of house styles that still grace the architectural landscape.
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Beaux Arts: A Capital Idea

Thumbnail image for Beaux Arts: A Capital Idea America's enthrallment with a stately architectural style leaves a monumental impression.
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Bungalows of the Arts & Crafts Movement

Thumbnail image for Bungalows of the Arts & Crafts Movement Artistic naturalism in the architecture and design of the Arts & Crafts bungalow.
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Cape Cod Cottage & History of Cape Cod Architecture

Thumbnail image for Cape Cod Cottage & History of Cape Cod Architecture This early regional house style caught on like wildfire, and the Cape Cod home is arguably one of the most recognizable today.
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Colonial Revival Interior Design

Thumbnail image for Colonial Revival Interior Design The rocker, the Windsor chair, and other staples of Colonial Revival homes.
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Early 20th-Century Suburban House Styles

Thumbnail image for Early 20th-Century Suburban House Styles Tudors and Colonials were among the idealized styles of the first half of the 20th century.
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Early Colonial Revival Architecture

Thumbnail image for Early Colonial Revival Architecture The history of the "Old Colonies Style" of the 20th century.
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Early French Architecture in America

Thumbnail image for Early French Architecture in America A few easy-to-identify clues reveal the French accent on early American architecture.
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Gothic Revival & Carpenter Gothic Houses

Thumbnail image for Gothic Revival & Carpenter Gothic Houses While a Gothic vocabulary is relevant to many American styles, a full-blown Gothic Revival took hold in mid-19th-century America.
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Italianate Architecture and History

Thumbnail image for Italianate Architecture and History Paralleling America's Industrial Revolution, the Italianate offered homeowners an aesthetic that was at once romantic and practical.
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Mid-Century Modern Houses in Palm Springs

Thumbnail image for Mid-Century Modern Houses in Palm Springs The desert oasis of Palm Springs, California, offers a deep well of mid-century modern architecture.
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Modern Gothic Houses & Eastlake Interiors

Thumbnail image for Modern Gothic Houses & Eastlake Interiors Late Victorian houses were marked by bold design.
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Prairie Homes & Prairie School Architecture

Thumbnail image for Prairie Homes & Prairie School Architecture Lowered ceilings, open planning, indirect lighting—all these can be traced to modern, American style Prairie homes.
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Pueblo Revival Houses in Santa Fe

Thumbnail image for Pueblo Revival Houses in Santa Fe A mix of old and new architectural traditions creates a remarkable landscape in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
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Rebirth of the Ranch House

Thumbnail image for Rebirth of the Ranch House The sprawling emblems of the postwar lifestyle are now historic in their own right—mainly because there's been nothing like them since.
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Richardsonian Romanesque Architecture & Interiors

Thumbnail image for Richardsonian Romanesque Architecture & Interiors A worldly, substantial, urban style of the Victorian era, Romanesque was used for museums and banks, gatehouses and row houses, and the occasional mansion.
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Sears Catalog Homes: Cedars House Plan

Thumbnail image for Sears Catalog Homes: Cedars House Plan Thousands ordered their pre-made kit homes from the Sears Honor Bilt catalog—take a look inside one popular model.
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Shingle Style Victorian Architecture and History of Shingle Style Homes

Thumbnail image for Shingle Style Victorian Architecture and History of Shingle Style Homes This Victorian style has been called "the architecture of the American summer."
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