7 Home Styles Explained | Allstate Insurance
7 Home Styles Explained | Allstate Insurance

The Cape Cod design usually has one or one
and a half stories, a steep roof with gables and shutters. The siding is generally clapboard or brick. The Cape Cod design goes all the way back
to some of the first houses ever built in the U.S. You’ll find the oldest Cape Cods along the
New England coast, especially in Cape Cod, Massachusetts, for which the style is named. A style developed in the 1700s, the basic
Colonial home is marked by a symmetrical rectangular design, a steep roof, large chimneys and small
shuttered windows. You’ll often see Colonials built with clapboard
siding or brick. Named for Britain’s Queen Victoria, Victorian
homes are often two or three stories, with wings and bays that create an asymmetrical
shape, decorative trim, towers and a one-story wraparound porch. The Victorian home style emerged between 1830
and 1910. It is an evolution of the elaborate Gothic
style, which follows the idea that architecture and furnishings should be beautiful rather
than simply practical. The Craftsman style was developed in the early
1900s. Distinguishing characteristics include overhanging
eaves with decorative brackets, gables and wide front porches framed by tapered columns. Stone, brick, cedar shingles and stucco are
the materials often used. The Craftsman style was made popular by furniture
maker Gustav Stickley’s magazine, The Craftsman. Based on a mix of late Medieval and early
Renaissance styles, Tudors typically have steep gabled roofs, elaborate chimneys, embellished
doorways and exposed wood framework filled with masonry or stucco. Tudors were built in the late 19th to mid-20th
centuries, and were most popular in the 1920s and 1930s. Ranch homes usually have a built-in garage
and wood or brick facade, plus large picture windows and sliding glass doors leading to
patios. Ranch homes date back to the 1920s and have
become more popular recently as baby boomers retire and look for one-story living. Modern homes feature wide expanses of glass,
flat roofs, sharp right angles, asymmetry and minimal detailing. They are based on a style developed from the
1920s to the 1950s that was inspired by the Modernist art movement. Want more tips and resources for choosing
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14 thoughts on “7 Home Styles Explained | Allstate Insurance”

  1. Sniffy Locket says:

    Cool cool.

  2. Cindy Skaikay says:

    Awesome video! Thanks

  3. Margarita Martinez says:


  4. firstname lastname says:

    modernism ruined art and architecture

  5. L. A. Baird says:

    This tree is absolutely gorgeous.. So many things it would tell us if it could..

  6. Owen Grimmer says:

    Not cool! Disappointed!

  7. Glenn Guiao says:

    hmm. I learned something today

  8. Ken H says:

    Why are victorians always haunted?

  9. british people yellow teeth says:

    victorian are the best, modern is shit.

  10. Jones says:

    Please remember that Victorian is not a style of homes it is an era of home styles “plural“. Queen ANN is a style of home, introduced in the Victorian era. My professor would be proud🙂😉🤓

  11. Click_Dentist says:

    Is anyone else watching this for Minecraft ideas lol

  12. DocPegLegRed says:

    I am a real estate agent and this video is incredible. I will send this to my future clients because it does a great job at explaining this in a simple way. They will love this!

  13. Ludwig van Beethoven says:

    Im watching thus for minecraft lol

  14. Furryz says:

    What about Bi-levels Split levels? There are others but these 2 are everywhere here in NE PA

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