The Most Popular House Styles By State

August 4, 2020

The “modern farmhouse” home style is the clear winner when it comes to American's favorite architectural home designs across the country, according to a new survey conducted by Respondents from 42 states voted it as their top housing style choice, with the highest appreciation shown in the Northwest, East, and Southeast parts of the country.

Survey respondents said they like the modern farmhouse style because it looks “simple, cozy, and not too busy” and it is “aesthetically pleasing but not boring.”

Mid-century modern ranch followed as the second favorite style in the nation, which is most preferred by Midwestern states, such as Minnesota and Wisconsin, as well as Southwest states like Colorado and Arizona. This more minimalist style is known for its “clean lines and big windows,” according to respondents.

More than 5,000 U.S. adults responded to the survey on house styles, architectural features, and more. The survey showed photos of the most popular home styles and asked respondents to vote on their favorites.

Map showing most popular home styles across the nation. Visit source link at the end of this article for more information.


Meanwhile, the least popular home style according to the survey: Italianate. Popular in the U.S. in the 1800s, the Italianate style has since waned. Now, survey respondents in 36 states now call this architectural type their least favorite.

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