There’s more to the natural beauty of Yellowstone, Yosemite, and the other National Parks that captivates the visitors who wander the grounds every year. Part of the appeal: the National Park structures, with their rustic architecture highlighting a back-to-nature aesthetic. Here’s how “parkitecture” is incorporated in modern home-design concepts.
From low-slung Prairie to classic Farmhouse, iconic Craftsman, beautiful Arts and Crafts, and minimalist Modern styles, Midwest house plans embrace simplicity and elegance with the use of horizontal lines and clean, solid edges. In this article, we look at the features, influences, and history of Midwest Region architecture.
It ain’t much if it ain’t Dutch! Here’s an inside look at Dutch Colonial and Dutch Colonial Revival style homes. An American favorite in residential architecture since they first appeared in New England in the early 1600s, these homes are spacious, typically symmetrical, and very, very livable.
This eponymous architectural style has been adapted to the gorgeous natural beauty, sub-tropical climate, and weather conditions of the Lowcountry region along the coasts of South Carolina and Georgia. Just as historic and diverse as New England architecture, Lowcountry homes can be cottages, contemporary Farmhouses, modern Country, Coastal, and more.
Few – if any – parts of the country have a more historic collection of architectural styles than New England. From Colonial to Cape Cod, Farmhouse, Georgian, Shingle, and others, New England plans are pure Americana. Here’s a descriptive guide to five iconic New England house styles that date to the original 13 Colonies.
Whether in a farm country setting or a sophisticated urban environment, barn style architecture is emerging as an exciting residential design option. The rustic look of a barn, with its open spaces, is fascinating and capturing the fancy of Americans who are looking for a different aesthetic for their family homes.
If presidents are defined by their homes, Rancho del Cielo – a 688-acre ranch nestled in the Santa Ynez Mountains – truly represented Ronald Reagan, who was a Westerner at heart. In this rural property about 30 miles northwest of Santa Barbara, the 40th President of the United States found peace, beauty, and serenity.
If you’ve been paying attention to trends in home design and décor, you’ve likely noticed the familiar lines and patterns of the mid-century modern look that dominated the decades between the 1930s and late 1960s. This timeless and sleek design style is also making an impression in the residential construction industry.
Set your imagination free, and join us on a fantastic ride for a detailed look at five of the world’s architectural wonders – and most expensive properties – on the sale block. As you marvel at these spectacular estates, we also offer some fascinating and attractive options at a more realistic budget.
Inspired by the simplicity, efficiency, and craftsmanship of Frank Lloyd Wright’s homes, Joseph Eichler embarked on a new and challenging career in real estate development in the late 1940s. His bold vision of creating beautifully designed but affordable homes for middle-class families introduced the world to the “California Modern” style.