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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...

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...

Many people associate cottage style homes with small beach houses. While many beach homes offer a cottage house look and feel, this design style has benefits for inland dwellings as well. The cottage design style features casual and authentic furnishings mixed with graceful lines. Typically,...