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

Hipped

Hipped roofs slope in four directions. The "hip" is the angle formed where two sloped sides meet. This roof is used with many...