Following your home's history can help you with your new siding, shake and exterior finishes selection.
This distinct style has been built for sustainability, with materials being eco-friendly and energy efficient. A contemporary design today emphasizes the exterior architecture of a craftsman style home with a spacious open floor plan featured in a modernized home. Contemporary siding became popular in the 1970's and is considered the “now” look.
Victorian style homes are characterized by asymmetrical massing, wrap-around porches and an adornment of decorative surfacing materials. Towers and turrets are a common feature, as are a variety of window types and turned decorative elements. The style dates back to the late 1870s and was most popular between 1880 to 1910.
Once the simplest type of small New England home designs, the Cape Cod architectural style peaked in the 1950s and is seen in almost every neighborhood of that period. Known primarily for first floor living spaces and upstairs bedrooms dormers, the principal advantage of the Cape Cod is its economical styling.
A symmetrical front of home with a formal, balanced look. Colonial homes appeared in New England in the 1600s and became the prevailing style for more than 150 years. Incorporating the functionality of a 2-story home with simple details, this home style includes the saltbox shed roof common through mid-1900s.
This style was first popularized in the 1830s as an adaptation of colonial architecture to include elements of design historically sourced in ancient Greece. Utilizing columns, frieze boards, and cornices, Greek Revival is distinctive and may require additional accent products as part of a project design.
The single story ranch home became a hallmark of American Renaissance in the 1950s and includes open spaces and wide overhangs traditionally associated with sun-soaked climates. It includes simplified finishes and asymmetry.
The Craftsman style (sometimes called "Bungalow") was popularized in the early 1900s and primarily influenced by the Arts and Crafts movement. Popular in America from just after the turn of the century until the 1920's. Derived from house designs that promotes the use of natural materials, hand craftsmanship, good air circulation, and generous living spaces.
An architectural movement that evolved from a farm buildings and local building patterns. A straightforward and function design with a requisite porch and an open kitchen to feed a large family.
Modern refers to architect-designed, high-style originating in commercial structures. Modern buildings have flat or low-pitched gabled roofs, exposed structural members such as beams or posts that support wide roof overhangs. Large expanses of glass with narrow mullions are characteristic of the style.
Cottage style home plans have been credited with giving America the covered front porch. Cottage house plans have picturesque details and inviting comforts of America’s storybook love affair with this style. Featuring prominent accents like shutters, columns, pediments, quoins, and dentils under the eaves, Cottage houses embody a wide range of architectural influences over several centuries.
Popularized from the 1940's through the 1980's, Mid-Century Modern is best known as a clean and aesthetic design. Open floor plans are incorporated into the design plan with the idea of nature surrounding the home. Mid-Century Modern homes emphasize natural light with sliding glass doors to encourage residents to step out and enjoy the outdoors.
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