Learn about the home styles in your market and beyond. Our Residential Styles guide includes illustrations, photographs, and detailed descriptions about popular styles. Plus, use our Home Features guide to learn about architectural elements such as dormers, roofs, and arches that make a property distinct.
Neoclassical homes exist in incarnations from one-story cottages to multilevel manses.
A forerunner of the craftsman style, you'll find rustic exteriors and sheltered-feeling interiors.
A true classic, Cape Cod homes have gabled roofs and unornamented fronts. .
An offshoot of the Cape Cod style, it features a rectangular design and second-floor bedrooms.
Emerging in the Victorian era, the style features inventive floor plans and decorative chimneys.
Unmistakably modern, this style has odd-sized windows and little ornamentation.
Ranch homes are set apart by pitched-roof construction, built-in garages, and picture windows.
Full- or partial-width porches are framed by tapered columns and overhanging eaves.
The style borrows the Georgian's classic lines, yet eschews ornamentation.
German settlers originated this style, which features a broad, barn-like roof.
This Victorian style features mansard roofs with dormer windows.
This style arose amid a renewed interest in Greek and Roman culture.
A subset of the Modern style, Shed houses are asymmetric with sloping roofs.
An American style that echoes Queen Anne, it has unadorned doors and large porches.
With paired chimneys and a decorative crown, this style was named after English royalty.
English romanticism influenced this style, marked by Gothic windows and vaulted roofs.
This style has details from Moorish, Byzantine, Gothic, and Renaissance styles.
Entryway columns and a front door surrounded by rectangular windows are characteristic.
A Modern style, Split levels sequester living activities, such as sleeping and socializing.
The International style exposes functional building elements, including elevator shafts.
Decorative horizontal, vertical, or diagonal boards are typical of this Victorian style.
This style has symmetrical bay windows in front, small chimneys, and tall windows.
Tudors have half-timbering on bay windows and upper floors, and steep cross gables.
Built during the rise of the machine age, Victorian architecture incorporated decorative details such as patterned shingles.
Rooted in Native American dwellings, the National style is rectangular with side-gabled roofs.