The Evolution of the American Home: Architectural Styles Through the Decades
American architecture has followed a unique path throughout history. With different climates and raw materials on hand from those found in Europe, the home styles needed to change in order to adapt to the American land and the American people. Let’s take a look at some of the distinctly American architectural styles th
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American Foursquare Architecture & Interiors | Old House Journal Magazine
The epitome of the post-Victorian “comfortable house,” the Foursquare is about dignified self-containment.
Modern Farmhouse Home Plan 51762HZ
There's no shortage of curb appeal for this beautiful 3 bedroom modern farmhouse plan with bonus room and bath (giving you potentially 4 bedrooms).The beautiful formal entry and dining room open into a large open living area with raised ceilings - a vaulted ceiling option is available (the vault starts at a 10'-high sidewall and rises to peak of 16'9"; the pitch is 9:12 - and brick accent wall.The spacious kitchen has views to the rear porch and features an island (3'8" by 6') with eating…
If you are looking for curb appeal, look no further than the Long Beach plan. The plan's exterior brings together wood, stucco, and stone to give it the ultimate modern look. Once you step into the house, you will be amazed by the unique floor plan.The house is separated into
Traditional Style House Plan 40048 with 3 Bed, 2 Bath, 2 Car Garage
House Plan 40048 - Cottage, Country, Craftsman, Farmhouse, Ranch, Southern, Traditional Style House Plan with 1936 Sq Ft, 3 Bed, 2 Bath, 2 Car Garage
Plan 740005LAH: Country Charmer With Flexible Upper Floor
An L-shaped front porch graces the front of this charming country house plan. A second porch, this one screened, extends off the family room.The foyer leads you to the family room which is open to the kitchen. The dining room is to the right and accesses the kitchen giving the home a circular flow.The master suite is the only bedroom on the main floor and has tray ceilings and a walk-in closet. Build a patio in back and access it directly from the bedroom.Upstairs, there are two bedrooms and…
Plan 50118PH: Classic Four Square House Plan with Options
A front porch spans the full front of this classic four square house plan. our square home plans. It has three bedrooms, all upstairs, leaving the downstairs for friends and family entertainment.The front of the home is open and gives you a combined living room and dining room space.In back, a large family room has a fireplace option and is open to the kitchen. A peninsula gives you extra counterspace and room for casual seating.Related Plan: Get more room with house plan 50126PH (2,016…