Guide to Residential Styles

Residential Styles | Structural Elements

Every house has a style. Sometimes it has two or more; because of renovations and new, eclectic mixes, fitting a home into one specific category can be daunting or even impossible. Thankfully, there’s no need to memorize complicated architectural terminology. REALTOR® Magazine has compiled a convenient compendium of common styles. Delve in and learn to highlight the details that give a home character, history, and romance.

Residential Styles

Art Deco

Bungalow

Cape Cod

Colonial

Contemporary

Craftsman

Creole

Dutch Colonial

Federal

French Provincial

Georgian

Gothic Revival

Greek Revival

International

Italianate

Monterey

National

Neoclassical

Prairie

Pueblo

Queen Anne

Ranch

Regency

Saltbox

Second Empire

Shed

Shingle

Shotgun

Spanish Eclectic

Split Level

Stick

Tudor

Victorian

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