Category Historic Homes & More

Historic Homes & More

The Dutch Colonial House

Most houses that survive from the Colonial era-such as early Capes, Saltboxes, and Georgians-are descendants of English styles. But in some regions of the country, settlers originating in other lands put to use the building traditions they knew to cre-ate distinctly different homes. Consider the Dutch Colonial. This house is a variation on the theme…
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The Shingle Style House

While they never attained the popularity of their contemporary, the Queen Anne House, shingle-clad and usually coastal (though sometimes suburban) homes occupy a pivotal place in the time line of American architecture.
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The Bungalow

The bungalow may have begun as an unpretentious house for travelers in India, but in America it swept across the suburban landscape, reaching from California to the New England seacoast with a Prairie-style variation found in between.
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The Twentieth-Century House

Given the rate of change in the twentieth century, it's hardly surprising that so many Americans embraced an eclectic variety of homes that shared a common theme: They indulged in a bit of nostalgia, looking backward to the pre-machine age.
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