When you drive or walk around neighborhoods, do you find yourself drawn to one particular style of home exterior? Or maybe you’re drawn to a specific color of houses. Today I’ve got a collection of home exterior styles to share with you. I’d love to hear what style you prefer most!
Craftsman Style Home Exterior
Craftsman style is distinctly American. The houses typically have low pitched roofs and porches often feature tapered columns. Earthy colors and multi-paned windows are other tell-tale features.
This house reminds me of farmhouse-meets-craftsman. I love the two-toned siding and white corbels!
Here’s a prime example of the classic Craftsman home. You see the low-slung roof, ample porch, tapered columns, and mullioned windows. The first home I owned was a Sears craftsman, looking at these photos make me want to live in a bungalow again.
It’s not often you see a craftsman home exterior in red, but I love the hue on this house.
Photo by Feature Projects
Victorian Home Exterior
The Victorian “style” is actually a period of time in our history from 1837-1901 when Queen Victoria was reigning. There are several types of Victorian architecture and all are quite distinctive. Most of us think envision turrets, gingerbread trim, stained glass windows, and expansive porches when we think of Victorian houses.
My own little farmhouse, built around 1875, wears touches of Victorian influence.
Most Victorian homes are painted in bold or bright colors, but this Victorian-style house looks elegant and under-stated in neutral tones.
This beautiful Victorian home is just a couple blocks down the street from me. It’s currently for sale and if they have an Open House, I’m going to go see the interior. You can view it online if you want to take the tour. The wood trim inside is amazing!!
We have a lot of Victorian home exteriors in our area. This house is found in Sycamore, Illinois which is about 12 miles west from where I live.
Stone Cottage Home Exterior
Stone cottages always whisk me away to England or Ireland. Visions of pastures filled with sheep, kept safe inside with matching stone fences come to mind. I think of the little cottage from the movie, “Holiday” starring Kate Winslet and Cameron Diaz.
I would love to live in a little stone cottage. Would you? I would feel like I’m living in a fairy tale.
Admit it. This charming stone cottage looks like a hobbit house, straight out of a Lord of the Rings movie.
Well, we only covered 3 types of home exteriors today, but we’ll revisit more in the future. We still need to talk about Cape Cods, Mid-Century Modern, Farmhouses and more. Do you have a favorite type of home exterior based on the ones listed here today?