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Brick Row House & Brownstone

is the definitive history of the New York City row house, a “bible for buffs, architects and preservationists,” according to the New Yorker.
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Romantic Revival

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Greek Revival

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• pediment gable

• symmetrical shape

• Heavy cornice

• Wide, plain frieze

• Bold, simple moldings

• Entry porch with columns

• Decorative pilasters

• Narrow windows around front door

Gothic Revival

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Steeply pitched roof, cross-gabled, decorated vergeboards, pointed-arch windows, sometimes stained glass, like churches. Gothic window above entry, one-story porch with flattened, Gothic arches.


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Cornice with decorative brackets
Widely overhanging eaves
two or three stories in height
Tall, narrow windows
Curved (segmental) arches over windows or doors
Elaborate window crowns, often arched or with brackets and pediments
Single story porches, either full width or entry porticos
Low pitched roof
Cupola or square tower with bracketed cornice



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The Victorian styles evolved largely from the imposing, elaborate Gothic style, which appealed to the romantic Victorian idea that fashion, architecture and furnishings should be beautiful rather than practical.

Mansard Style

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A mansard roof has two slopes on each of the four sides. The lower slope is is so steep that it can look like a vertical wall with dormers. The upper slope has a low pitch and is not easily seen from the ground. A mansard roof has no gables.

Queen Anne

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built of stone, brick and wood sid­ing. Wood sid­ing was usu­ally clap­board, but com­bi­na­tions of sid­ing styles: clap­board with shin­gles and board and bat­ten are common

Tudor (Elizabethan)

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  • long galleries to display portraiture
  • tapestries serving a triple purpose of keeping out chill, decorating the interior, and displaying wealth
  • gilt detailing inside and outside the home
  • Geometric landscaping in the back of the home: large gardens and enclosed courtyards were a feature of the very wealthy


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Neoclassical, or "new" classical, architecture describes buildings that are inspired by the classical architecture of ancient Greece and Rome.

Bungalow (Craftsman)





Colonial Revival

Southern Colonial

Duch Colonial

Spanish Colonial

New England Cape Cod

New England Saltbox

Georgian (Southern farmhouse)

Made of either wood or brick, very welcoming. May have a two-story portico like the White House.
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Historic styles imitated using modern materials, details from several cultures. Brick, stone, vinyl, composite materials used.
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Simple, clean lines with large windows. Flat, gabled, or shelved roofs. Open floor plans
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Most common style in the US. Is a mix of many classic, simple designs. Simple rooflines, and symmetrical spaced windows.
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Post Modern

Filled with humor and irony. A blend of many different styles. Exaggerated or abstract detailing.
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Found in ranches. An innovative use of interior space. Roof pitch is low., eaves are deep.
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Shed Style

Asymmetrical with strong lines, busy rooflines, one or two stories, intersecting gable and/or shed roofs, seamless roof and wall intersection.
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Originial, different, unique style. Not really categorized, doesn't look a specific way.
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Triangular shape, steeply sloping roof, front and rear gables, deep set eaves, many large windows.
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Geodesic Dome

house plans are generally large, formal homes with symmetrical floor plans. Popular on the east coast!!!!!

Regularity, symmetry, and mixed classical and Mannerist elements characterize design. Decoration tends to be lavish. Foreign influences dominate designs.

rectangular forms, often with round projections
Flat roof
Lack of ornamentation or decorative details
Ribbon windows
Curtain walls of glass
Cantilevered projections
Smooth wall surfaces
Asymmetrical facade

Works Cited

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"International Style (architecture)." Encyclopedia Britannica Online. Encyclopedia Britannica. Web. 21 Nov. 2014. <

Neoclassical and Romantic Architecture." Neoclassical/Romantic Architecture. Web. 21 Nov. 2014. <>.