The Dutch Colonial

The Dutch Colonial Revival style is distinguished by its gambrel roof, with or without flared eaves, and the frequent use of dormers. It was built from about 1890 to 1930 in various forms.  After [...]

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The Federal Colonial

The popularity of the Adam and Federal house plans coincided with the end of Colonial America. Federal style house plans present a formal, rigorously balanced face to the street. Rooflines can be peaked [...]

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The Contemporary

“Contemporary” describes a catch-all style that can take on many different shapes. A Contemporary home can have the quirkiness of Postmodernism, but it will not express the same kind of [...]

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The Ranch

Though the earliest ranch style homes date to the 1930s in California and reflect a relaxed Western lifestyle, they didn’t become popular until after World War II. Developers such as architect-builders [...]

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The Tudor

The Tudor and English Cottage style is notable for its steeply pitched, cross-gabled roof. Decorative half-timbering is common in the gable and second story. The windows are relatively tall and slender [...]

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The Mid-Century Modern

Mid-Century Modern is sometimes referred to as Post-War Modern. That is, after World War II. Then, the United States was experiencing an unprecedented housing boom. Familiar structures such as the manufactured [...]

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The Cape Cod

The cozy-looking Cape Cod is beloved by many Americans. Like other Colonial Revival styles, it has a rectangular footprint, but a steeper gabled roof. Plainer in ornamentation that than many other Colonial [...]

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The Craftsman

‚Äč The Craftsman style is defined by its low-pitched gabled roofs with broad eaves, large front porches, and exposed wooden structural elements. Houses were typically 1-1½ stories and of wood [...]

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The Farmhouse

Montclair's oldest existing house! The design of the farmhouse — also called “folk” houses — was initially influenced by geography. The style evolved from the characteristics [...]

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The Mediterranean

Mediterranean style does not refer to a specific origin (you won’t find Mediterranean style homes very often around the Mediterranean Sea). Instead, this indigenous American house plan draws upon [...]

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