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

Oriel

Oriel windows project from the side of a building, like a bay window, but are located on the second floor or higher and supported by brackets or...