Old House Styles

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Houses come in all shapes and sizes. The style of a house is greatly influenced by its location, when it was built and if it has undergone renovations. Explore Victorians, colonials, Greek and Spanish revivals, foursquares, Federals, bungalows and other design motifs. 

SEE ALSO:  Arts & Crafts Houses | Greek Revival Houses | Mid-Century Modern Houses | Queen Anne Houses | Frank Lloyd Wright Homes | Historic Places

"The Moorings"

Italianate Beauty

The gazebo of this cherished 1864 Italianate house on Cape Cod has become a beloved feature in the neighborhood—as much a part of the history of the house as its Italianate elements.

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Dormers, Bays & Turrets

These three types of windows-dormers, bays, and turrets-share the common feature of windows that project from the house-in the roof or on the wall-and provide the pleasures of light and ventilation. A historical look at how windows expand into architectural appendages.

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Tailoring a Foursquare

Built in 1905 in Minneapolis, a fine family home is restored and improved by its appreciative owners along with David Heide Design Studio.

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