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What's Your Favorite Style of Residential Architecture?

What's Your Favorite Style of Residential Architecture?

I love the wrought iron balconies of New Orleans' Creole townhouses, the bright colors of Victorian "Painted Ladies," the cozy feel of bungalows, the open floor plans of mid-century modern homes, and the regal columns of Greek revival style. If it were up to me, my home would be a melting pot of many architectural styles. (Although that would probably look pretty kooky.) As part of our Best of 2007 polls, I want to know what type of house would you most like to live in.

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robercin robercin 8 years
Love the MiMo... there are too many new tract neighborhoods of pseudo-"craftsman"
verily verily 8 years
I guess my point of view is also shaped by the fact that I've never lived in "suburbs" before with tract housing.
verily verily 8 years
I am thinking in context. I'm not being a snob about it. I just don't want to buy a brand new house built by a mega-developer that looks like every other house in the neighborhood when there are plenty of similarly priced, older homes also for sale.I don't want a McMansion. I want a nice 1500-2000 sq ft home with some interesting architecture in an established neighborhood. I don't know how I would feel "safer" in a brand spanking new community as opposed to an established, aged one.
verily verily 8 years
I am thinking in context. I'm not being a snob about it. I just don't want to buy a brand new house built by a mega-developer that looks like every other house in the neighborhood when there are plenty of similarly priced, older homes also for sale. I don't want a McMansion. I want a nice 1500-2000 sq ft home with some interesting architecture in an established neighborhood. I don't know how I would feel "safer" in a brand spanking new community as opposed to an established, aged one.
veronicaraye veronicaraye 8 years
I love them all, but love the victorian..
peachiepink peachiepink 8 years
I definitely will always be partial to craftsman homes.They have so much girth and character, and are not flat or boring like other styles. My second choice would probably be mid-century modern, because they are eclectic and funky, but totally livable.
raieven raieven 8 years
i'm dreaming of a cotswold cottage in the country! with a higher ceiling obv.
cageyme cageyme 8 years
At the moment I really like the 2nd Empire Victorian style with mansard roofs.
DCStar DCStar 8 years
Mid-Century Modern, but second runner up would be a spanish mission-style home. Total style.
ktgonyea ktgonyea 8 years
Pick Me Please !!
ktgonyea ktgonyea 8 years
Pick Me Please !!
lilegwene lilegwene 8 years
I love Tudor Style homes! Very Bavarian -- make me feel like I'm in Germany!On this list -- I like Colonial Revival and Victorian. I haven't picked which one I like better...As for the cookie-cutter manufactured communities -- you need to think in context! Though they are hideous, they are generally nice, safe, cheap neighborhoods perfect for the family just starting out. It's silly to be such a snob about it unless you're a millionaire and know you're going to be living in your dreamhouse from the get-go! You may find that they are the best temporary situation for you at some point in your life.../I live in a hideous duplex at the moment!
lilegwene lilegwene 8 years
I love Tudor Style homes! Very Bavarian -- make me feel like I'm in Germany! On this list -- I like Colonial Revival and Victorian. I haven't picked which one I like better... As for the cookie-cutter manufactured communities -- you need to think in context! Though they are hideous, they are generally nice, safe, cheap neighborhoods perfect for the family just starting out. It's silly to be such a snob about it unless you're a millionaire and know you're going to be living in your dreamhouse from the get-go! You may find that they are the best temporary situation for you at some point in your life... /I live in a hideous duplex at the moment!
verily verily 8 years
I rent a ranch-style home and it's so boooring on the outside. Most of the houses in the neighborhood are ranch styles.My parents live in a French Colonial/Plantation style. Lots of big French doors and a wraparound porch. I think I would like a Cotswold, Colonial or Federal best. I like to say that when I buy a house, I want to buy one with flavor. That means I will totally be avoiding all these cookie cutter manufactured communities that are springing up everywhere.
verily verily 8 years
I rent a ranch-style home and it's so boooring on the outside. Most of the houses in the neighborhood are ranch styles. My parents live in a French Colonial/Plantation style. Lots of big French doors and a wraparound porch. I think I would like a Cotswold, Colonial or Federal best. I like to say that when I buy a house, I want to buy one with flavor. That means I will totally be avoiding all these cookie cutter manufactured communities that are springing up everywhere.
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 8 years
Definatly Neo-mediterranean :D
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 8 years
Definatly Neo-mediterranean :D
Bettyesque Bettyesque 8 years
I love all the old colonials restored where I live and of course the saltbox home that I live in.
Ava-Gardner Ava-Gardner 8 years
I live in a lovely house that was built in 1880 but I'd swap it in a heartbeat for a Cotswold cottage.
KathleenxCouture KathleenxCouture 8 years
I chose federal but i love colonial, federal, greek revival and beaux arts! I probably would buy a colonial but i adore the federal! The street I grew up on was filled with Frank Lloyd Wright houses ( i live in Illinois ) so i have a large appreciation for them too
KathleenxCouture KathleenxCouture 8 years
I chose federal but i love colonial, federal, greek revival and beaux arts! I probably would buy a colonial but i adore the federal!The street I grew up on was filled with Frank Lloyd Wright houses ( i live in Illinois ) so i have a large appreciation for them too
Asia84 Asia84 8 years
i LOVE neo-meditteranean. when i was house shopping, that was a requirement. i got pissed when the realtor showed me a Victorian home, stating that i would love it.NNNOOOOOO, that's not what i asked for!
itsallabouttheg itsallabouttheg 8 years
i love victorians, but i voted bungalow because i think they fit my personality/style better.
The-City-Girl The-City-Girl 8 years
My San Francisco home is a cross between Edwardian and Craftsman. I loooove it. I also love the era/style of the house where I grew up, and where my families still lives: the Victorian (which I selected). . . They have extra high ceilings, beautiful intricate hardwood floors, such lovely flourishes, and gorgeous finishing touches!
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
I love Victorian. I am so sick of cookie cutter homes.
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