Cardello Blog

Shingle style homes are quintessentially New England, coming into style in the late-19th century following the rise of Victorian-era architecture throughout the country. These dwellings, which blend traditional design with weathered materials, symbolize East Coast charm and give a nod to various architectural elements of...

Large, ornate and whimsical, Victorian-style house plans originated during the reign of Queen Victoria in England in the late-19th century and here into the early-20th century. These imposing dwellings with wrap-around porches, bay windows, turrets, and towers reflected an age of freedom spurred by the...

Colonial architecture dates to the early 1600s in America. Throughout New England, the earliest Colonial-era examples of the style were little more than rectangular boxes that relied on medieval forms—rustic huts, cottages, and folk dwellings—and features: steep roofs, massive central fireplaces, small windows and unadorned...

Ask most homeowners to define “Contemporary architecture” and they’re likely to say something recently designed with lots of space and glass. They won’t be wrong--it’s just that contemporary homes are both more expansive and more nuanced than that. While probably first applied in the post-modern period...