If you’re in the market to buy a home, chances are you are wondering what type of home suits you.  What style of home is prominent where you live?  Many neighborhoods include combinations of different styles of homes, but some only include one or two. Craftsman is said to be the most popular style of home in the United States, but take some time and decide for yourself which is right for you.


The Craftsman style is a result of the arts and crafts movement from the early 20th century as a reaction to the Industrial Revolution. Artists and designers were eager to create unique pieces during a time when most things were mass-produced. Craftsman homes display a combination of stone and wood exterior with front porches with large overhangs.




Many country-style homes are updated Colonial style homes, which came from 18th century colonist’s European style.  The most recognizable feature is two windows on either side of the front door.  Country-style homes typically include wood detailing, dormers, shutters and wide porches.





Although very similar to country, traditional styles pay more attention to historic details and simple charm.  These homes often portray several stylistic influences and fit well in many settings.





Styles from France, Italy and England inspire European-style homes.  These homes capture some vintage and antique looking elements.  Many interiors include marble walls and stone, plaster walls and large fireplaces. The exteriors include stone, copper elements and complex rooflines.





Although ranch homes are typically found in the West and Southwest of the United States, the style is gaining in prominence throughout the entire country.  A ranch is a single-story home known for its long, close-to-ground exterior.





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