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Encyclopedia > List of house styles

This is a list of styles in house construction. See also list of house types. ...


This list primarily refers to American house styles. Such styles as Tudor, Palladian, Georgian, et al. can only be found in their true form in Europe. Many older American houses may have started as one style, but later additions and renovations can disguise if not completely mask their origins. A Federal house may end up with Greek Revival and/or Queen Anne veneers. It may also end up with vinyl-siding hiding all aspects of style except the basic structure. To muddy the waters further, revival styles have revivals. Many houses will not fit into a single style category. The contemporary “McMansions” – large, developer-built houses of varied appearance – might be considered an adulterated revival of the Queen Anne style. The Queen Anne style was, itself, an adulteration of previous styles — a 19th-century version of Post-Modern. Thus this list is not definitive, but simply indicates general trends in American housing styles.

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The Tudorbethan Revival which manifested itself in domestic architecture in the United Kingdom in the20th century, and was also of influence in some other countries. ... Elizabeth ushers in Peace and Plenty. ... Jacobean - an early phase of English Renaissance architecture and decoration. ... A villa with a superimposed portico, from Book IV of Palladios I Quattro Libri dellArchitettura, in a modestly priced English translation published in London, 1736. ... Colonial house Henry M. Jacksons home Everett, Washington A colonial house, also called Georgian, is a style of house that was popular in America from 1690 to 1830. ... A log home (or log house) is technically the same thing as a log cabin, a house typically made from logs that have not been milled into conventional lumber. ... Garrison House, built 1675, Dover, NH, USA In the military, garrison is the collective term for the body of troops stationed in a particular location, originally to guard it, but now often simply using it as a home base. ... A sod house, 1901. ... The term shotgun house refers to two distinct styles of house, both characteristic of the Southern United States, and both possessing a narrow, straight, rectangular floor plan. ... Cape Cod and the Massachusetts and Rhode Island coastline Cape Cod and Cape Cod Bay from space, April 1997. ... The Comfort Starr House, Guilford, New Haven County, Connecticut. ... Central Pavilion, Tontine Crescent, 1793-1794, by Charles Bulfinch Federal style architecture occurred in the United States between 1780 and 1830, particularly from 1785 to 1815. ... Victoria Tower at the Palace of Westminster, London: Gothic details provided by A.W.N. Pugin The Gothic revival was a European architectural movement with origins in mid-18th century England. ... Plans for an octagon house An octagon house is exactly what it sounds like—an eight-sided building. ... A Second Empire style house in historic Elgin, Illinois This article is about the Second Empire architectural style. ... The Buttermans, the historic home of John Newman, the butter king, is one of several Queen Anne mansions in Elgin, Illinois The Queen Anne style of British and American architecture reached its greatest popularity in the last quarter of the 19th century, manifesting itself in a number of different ways... The Buttermans, the historic home of John Newman, the butter king, is one of several Queen Anne mansions in Elgin, Illinois The Queen Anne style of British and American architecture reached its greatest popularity in the last quarter of the 19th century, manifesting itself in a number of different ways... The Queen Anne style of British and American architecture reached its greatest popularity in the last quarter of the 19th century, manifesting itself in a number of different ways, not identically in Great Britain and the United States of America. ... Richardsonian Romanesque has both French and Spanish Romanesque characteristics, like the First Presbyterian Church in Detroit, Michigan by architechs George D. Mason and Zachariah Rice in 1891 Richardsonian Romanesque is a style of American architecture named after architect Henry Hobson Richardson, whose masterpiece is Trinity Church, Boston in Massachusetts. ... Artichoke wallpaper, by John Henry Dearle for William Morris & Co. ... The Colonial Revival was a nationalistic architectural style. ... Prairie School is a private secular college prep K-12 school in Wind Point, Racine County, Wisconsin. ... A bungalow is any single story house. ... A chalet (pronounced ), also called Swiss chalet, is a type of building in the Alpine region. ... Ascott House, Buckinghamshire. ... The Tudorbethan Revival which manifested itself in domestic architecture in the United Kingdom in the20th century, and was also of influence in some other countries. ... Streamline Moderne, sometimes referred to by either name alone, was a late branch of the Art Deco style. ... link titleThe word international can mean: Between nations or encompassing several nations. ... The Pacific lodge style of architecture is based loosely on vague notions of cedar lodges and log cabin dwellings of early inhabitants of the Pacific Northwest. ... Lāna‘i is the sixth-largest of the Hawaiian Islands. ... A split-level home is a style of house is a house in which one half of the house is one story, and the other half of the house is two stories. ... An A-frame is a basic structure designed to bear a load in a lightweight, economical manner. ... A modern double-wide mobile home Mobile homes are housing units built in factories, rather than on site, and then taken to the place where they will be occupied, usually by being carried by tractor-trailers over public highways. ... Postmodernity or postmodern architecture is a period whose first examples are generally cited as being from the 1950s, which runs through the present. ... A typical McMansion: a cartoonish exaggeration full of fake historical references and excess. ...

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A house generally has at least one entrance, usually in the form of a door or a portal, and may have any number of windows or none at all.
Houses have been used as living quarters for humans since prehistoric times, when they first became used as an alternative to cave dwellings, and construction materials, styles and methods of construction have varied wildly over time.
An alternative form of housing is an apartment (or flat), which is one of several individual units on different levels separated by floors, walls and doors but combined to form a larger building under a shared roof.
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