Top 10 Architectural House Styles

Every house has a unique design to provide comfort to those who inhabit them. Many of these designs are common choices that have been inspired by exquisite architecture all over the world.
The Top Ten
1 Victorian

This timeless style was popular during the Victorian era, and while not as common nowadays, it still is a timeless style. Especially since these houses are unusually towery in height and are always painted with a bright colour. I like this style the best because it stands out amongst all the traditional and modern looking houses.

Victorian houses are super creative and take a large amount of architectural brainpower. Modern houses should take notes.

They look like castles

2 Craftsman

The Craftsman style has are commonly seen in the Midwest. These type of houses always include a front porch and a triangular roof. Craftsman homes while being simplistic, are very traditional and it is probably the design that comes to mind when we think of a home.

I loved building these in minecraft. A bit simple but appealing to the eye.

If I were able to buy a house, I'd buy one that looks like this.

3 French Provincial

This style was inspired by Parisian manor homes in the 1600s. It is simple, yet a classic. The only issue with living in a French Provincial house is you would have to have furniture that is equally as elegant and complements the house. Anything too modern would clash and look gauche.

4 Mountain

Mountain style houses are purely designed to custom to the mountainous climate. Mostly a brown colour with big windows to give you a gorgeous view of the scenery. This beautiful lodge-like style also provides you with a sense of warmth and comfort.

Mountain Houses remind me of the lodge houses you can find on holiday. Looking Outside of these houses, you can see the beautiful scenery whilst sitting down in a cosy house.

5 Gothic Revival
6 Dutch Colonial
7 Mediterranean

As the name suggests, Mediterranean houses were inspired by the Mediterranean villas in the 1920s. These beautiful houses are known to have a lot of open space, stone carvings as well as large windows. Because of its open design, it is more suitable for warmer regions nearby a body of water.

8 Second Empire
9 American Colonial

This style was invented during the colonial period of the United States. Mostly known for it's symmetry within the structure. This style typically features numerous windows distanced at equal length, a slanted roof, and a door that is fixated at the centre of the house. Although this is a more older, style, but it is still a classic.

10 Greek Revival

Inspired by Ancient Greek architecture, specifically the temples. The signature of this particular design is the pillars in front of the entrance, which gives it a more authoritative look. It also seems to be the typical design for most fraternity houses.

The Contenders
11 Neoclassical
12 Art Deco

Like the contemporary style, Art Deco does look like a standard house. They have a geometric structure and are always painted white. Although not as common as contemporary, they are far more modern and unique, in terms of style.

13 Georgian
14 Contemporary

Probably the most common style that most architects build, nowadays. This style does not look the typical traditional house. Instead, it is usually built with a flat roof, and massive windows. While they are nice looking houses on the outside, I would not want to live in one due to how impersonal it seem.

I would never want to live in one of these ugly modern houses that lack privacy.

15 Spanish

Similar to the Mediterranean style, Spanish houses were inspired by Spanish churches. Spanish houses are beautifully decorated with hedges, and contain courtyards. It's cultural essence is both warm and inviting.

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