Guide to Home Architectural Styles

There are many different types of house architectural styles, like Cape Cod, Tudor, and Victorian. This architectural styles guide will teach you about the structural elements that give a home character, history, and romance.

Every house has a unique architectural style, and sometimes it has two or more. Renovations and new, eclectic mixes make fitting a home into one specific category daunting or even impossible. Thankfully, there’s no need to memorize complicated architectural terminology. REALTOR® Magazine has compiled a guide to common residential architectural styles. Click on an option below to highlight the details that give a home character, history, and romance.

Residential Styles & Structural Elements

Saltbox

Saltbox
This New England Colonial style got its name because the sharply sloping gable roof that resembled the boxes used for storing salt. The step...