Guide to Residential Styles

Every house has a style. Sometimes it has two or more; because of renovations and new, eclectic mixes, fitting a home into one specific category can be daunting or even impossible. Thankfully, there’s no need to memorize complicated architectural terminology. REALTOR® Magazine has compiled a convenient compendium of common styles. Delve in and learn to highlight the details that give a home character, history, and romance.

Residential Styles & Structural Elements

Gable

Gable dormers have a gabled roof, with two sloping planes that meet at a central ridge. During the English Tudor period in the 16th century,...