So much more than mere shelter, bungalows symbolize homeownership. This all-American style was developed with convenience, economy, and affordability in mind so that anyone with a steady job could enjoy the satisfactions and respectability of a home to call their own.
The American farmhouse symbolizes a safe retreat, a place to find loved ones, and the delight of good things cooking in the kitchen. Once you learn the characteristics of the Farmhouse style, you may be surprised to see some of the same comforting features in your listings.
Today's renewed interest in ranch houses, expressed by both seniors and starter-home buyers, has transformed existing inventory into a hot commodity—and encouraged builders to offer ranch options in new developments from coast to coast.
Being able to recognize different types of dormers will give you a big clue to a home's architectural style—and will likely impress your clients in the process. Here are some of the most important points to remember for dormers.
Buyers are attracted to the sensible floor plans and charming curb appeal of the Craftsman style. Indeed, this enduring style can be seen in new residential developments that have made it their main theme. Whether your new listing is a Craftsman or your buyers are looking for one, here are some points to know about the style.
Andrea Palladio is to architecture what Julia Child is to cooking. Palladio's theories play an important role in the design of all types of buildings, including small houses you might dismiss as ordinary. To see the Renaissance architect's influence in your listings, look for these features.
The housing styles we think of as Spanish actually embrace the entire Mediterranean world and beyond, resulting in amazing variety. You'll find Spanish ideas expressed in each of these very different styles.
Any home can have French accents. However, some North American house styles were directly inspired by buildings found in Paris and the pastoral French countryside. To find out whether your listings have a French heritage, look for the telling features of these styles.