Houston Architecture Home Search
Below you'll find a guide to the most popular Houston architecture styles to help you identify what you want in your house search.
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Log Cabins: The interior is reflective of the needs of today's family with open living areas. The log home started as population pushed west into heavily wooded areas. Today's log house is often spacious and elegant.
Mid-Century Modern: is an architectural, interior, product and graphic design that describes mid-20th century developments in modern design, architecture and urban development from roughly 1933 to 1965.
Garden - Zero Lot Line: Patio homes are most commonly a ‘single family’ home with one story and often sits on a slab foundation.
Cottage Style Homes: Cottage style house plans are filled with individuality and based on the belief that "a beautiful house fully reflects a fine character.
Villa Style Homes: The Victorian styles evolved largely from the imposing, elaborate Gothic style, which appealed to the romantic Victorian idea that fashion, architecture and furnishings should be beautiful rather than practical
Mediterranean Style: The Mediterranean architectural style is a combination of ideas that evolved from many periods and many regions of the world.
Victorian - Historic Style: Victorian homes are easily identified by their intricate gables, hipped roofline, bay windows, and use of hexagonal or octagonal shapes in tower elements.
Bungalow Style: The classic bungalow attributes of style, simplicity, sound construction, and living close to nature. Cape Cod Style: Cape Cod style of architecture, named after the area of Massachusetts in which it was created, features an open floor plan centered around a fireplace.
Colonial Style: The Colonial home is one of the most popular styles of home in the United States, according to "Better Homes and Gardens." Contemporary Style: Contemporary style homes have a distinctive feel because of the way architects have built on the Modern style that broke from traditional architectural models.
Modern - Conteporary Style: Many new contemporary buildings are popping up, mostly in the commercial and educational sector. However, some contemporary residential properties are also starting to spring up. Tudor Style: Characterized by their steeply pitched gable roofs, playfully elaborate masonry chimneys, embellished doorways, groupings of windows, and decorative half-timbering.
Tuscan Style: Tuscan interiors feature a rustic, sun-baked look characterized by crumbling stone patios, simple and sturdy furnishings with elegant iron accents and textured wall finishes.
Tudor Style Homes: Characterized by their steeply pitched gable roofs, playfully elaborate masonry chimneys, embellished doorways, groupings of windows, and decorative half-timbering.
Cape Cod Style: Cape Cod style of architecture, named after the area of Massachusetts in which it was created, features an open floor plan centered around a fireplace.
Handicap Accessible: Search DFW handicap accessible homes in the Houston area. The modifications on these homes vary, but you are sure to find one to fit your needs.
Craftsman Style: Wide eaves with exposed rafter tails are a hallmark of Craftsman style, along with hefty “battered” (tapered) piers that support the ubiquitous front porch.
Farm & Ranch Style: For the person who loves the outdoor lifestyle, but also needs a some luxury to wash all those tumbleweeds down, there are some stunning ranch-style homes in here for you too.