Architecture Types in the DFW Texas area

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  • Bungalow Style, is an all American housing type, but it has its roots in India. In the province of Bengal, single-family homes were called bangla or bangala. British colonists adapted these one-story thatch-roofed huts to use as summer homes.
  • Cape Cod Style, The style originated in colonial New England. Today, the term refers to Cape Cod-shaped houses popular during the 1930s, 1940s, and 1950s.
  • Colonial Style, became a popular American house style after it appeared at the 1876 the US Centennial Exposition. Reflecting American patriotism and a desire for simplicity, the Colonial Revival house style remained popular until the mid-1950's.
  • Contemporary Style, describes a catch-all style that can take on many different shapes. A Contemporary home can have the quirkiness of Postmodernism, but it will not express the same kind of irony or humor you find in a Postmodern house
  • Cottage Style, usually a small country dwelling, but weavers' cottages are three-storied townhouses with the top floor reserved for the working quarters.
  • Log cabin, originally came from the Swedes. The ease of construction and use of often highly available logs made them a popular choice along the frontier of America.
  • Mediterranean Style, is a Neoeclectic house style that incoporates a fanciful mix of details suggested by the architecture of Spain, Italy, and Greece, Morocco, and the Spanish Colonies
  • Modern StyleModern home designs offer clean lines, simple proportions, open plans and abundant natural light, and are descendants of the Bauhaus-influenced International style of architecture, which developed in the 1920s.
  • Tudor Style, the style of architecture and decorative arts modeled on the original Tudor architecture produced in England between 1485 and 1603
  • Tuscany Style, A Tuscan home is warm and inviting and is inspired by the textures and colors found in nature. Color options for Tuscany decor are gold and yellow, dark green and sage, different shades of brown and ochre. These earthy tones can be found on walls, in Tuscany Furniture and rugs. These display the strong connection to nature that Italian style keeps.
  • Victorian Style, Many Victorian houses were adorned with flat, jigsaw cut trim in a variety of patterns. Others had spindles, gingerbread and details borrowed from the Carpenter Gothic style
  • Villa Style, originally an upper-class country house, though since its origins in Roman times the idea and function of a villa has evolved considerably