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The Style of Houses Through The Years- How They’ve Changed

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Let’s talk houses! Every decade the style of houses changes and evolves to what the common public what and prefers. For example, in the 1920s, Bungalows were most prevalent because of how quickly they could be constructed, and the nature-esque style of porches and patios. Later, in the 1970s more ranches and A-Frame houses started popping up because of their versatility and uniqueness. Now, houses are being built more modern, bigger, and open because that is what home buyers prefer! What’s your favorite style? Take this fun quiz to find out! Let’s take a look at the different style of houses throughout the decades and see how homes have progressed through the years!


Style Of Houses These homes made their way to America in the early 1900s. This home style modeled the English architecture during the time of Queen Victoria. These homes are usually slightly larger and have wide wrap-around porches that were perfect for 360° views. On top of these homes, you will most likely find a tall turret with large windows that really set the 18th-century feeling. Across the US you can find these homes, some remodeled, yet still holding the vintage home essence.


This architectural style made its way to the American neighborhood around the ’40s and ’50s. Ranches are only one level and were desired because of their lack of stairs. These homes are typically spacious but have simplistic features about them, like the carport with which most ranches were built. Now, ranches are less common because families want bigger homes with multiple levels, not to mention a garage. In some areas across the US like Florida, ranches are still found all around. They are ideal for their lack of height and sturdiness that assist in the event of a hurricane.

A- FrameStyle Of Houses

This style of house is unique yet very scattered, only to be found now near lakes and in the mountains. Buyers preferred this style of house around the ’70s because of the experimental look and contrast to the traditional style of homes during that time. These homes are usually very open with high ceilings and large windows that brighten the whole house.


Style Of HousesThis home style was close to the A-Frame look, appearing just a few years after. Cottages are smaller-style homes typically with two floors. The interior is not usually open, with each room being closed off and separate. Remodeled cottages are much more open yet still have that cozy cottage feel. Most cottages were found near farms and on land, so the farmers or landowners have easy access to their crops and animals.


Style Of HousesBelieve it or not, modern homes first made their appearance in the 1930s, and are still a popular choice to this day. Mid-century modern-style homes popped up because of the open floor plans and abstract look. These homes typically have large windows, often taking up entire walls. This style of house is similar to contemporary but much less vibrant and colorful. Modern homes are usually monotone and consist of concrete and include many aspects of nature.

Cape Cod

This style of houses appeared when suburban communities started being built. This style is like cottages but is commonly only one floor. Some floorplans of Cape Cods are two floors, but only hold a loft on the second level. These homes are frequently built in the North because the layout of the roof makes snow fall off easily.


There are many different types and styles of architecture for homes and each generation it changes and adapts to what home buyers and families want. Although old houses are beautiful and spacious, the upkeep and renovations for them can be straining! So, when choosing what style of houses you like, be sure to do your research! Across Gwinnett County, you can find a wide variety of home styles and there is sure to be one you love!

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