What is your favorite architectural style of home?
Do you prefer colonial, modern, Tudor, ranch, or any number of the other styles?
I like a combination of Stick Style, Queen Anne Style and Victorian Style.
Moving to Paradise from a Northeastern State , where colonial homes were our choice, we chose to build a ranch due to the intense heat factor.
The openness of the way rooms flow into each other and the brightness creates a sense of powerful good " feng shui " . Also it is very easy to maintain/entertain and of course a pool is a necessity , which is where I am presently sitting, nice night swim some Chamomile Tea, and I'll say good-night...
Love American craftsman style homes because they remind me of painted Victorians, yet they aren't as complicated.
I love the Tiny House movement of creating smaller homes that look like little cabins. They are cheap and irresistibly cute. They are also eco-friendly and cut your energy costs.
I also love Mediterranean style homes because of their light colors, courtyards, and the way they blend into a hillside.
I like the Tudor revival style of the 1920s. I also like Colonial "Federalist" style. My least favorites are the non-definable "McHouse" and "McMansion" styles that began in the 1980s and have now taken over the outskirt subdivisions of major cities. I had to live in two of them before I decided I hated giant bathrooms with Jacuzzi tubs. Classic bathrooms were merely utility spaces set aside for discreetly doing your business, washing up and bathing. Dressing and putting on makeup were done at a vanity in the large bedroom. Today the master bathrooms (ridiculous name) are treated like the most important room in the house; fit for the "emperor" to receive and entertain guests. It's a little strange when you think about it.
I love the colonial style because of the history and story that it represent
Love craftsman style! With the wood beams and natural features - so rich and cozy.
Victorian. South London, Victorian.
I live in a Victorian house, built at the turn of the twentieth century.
The old lady who sold it to me had lived there since being born there, as her father had bought it when it was first built. Hence, I am the second owner, and as she only painted where, and when, things became shabby, and didn't make any "improvements" apart from a little bomb damage during World War II, the structure and mouldings and woodwork et cetera are all virtually intact; as when the builder handed it over.
by Rain San Martin 5 years ago
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by circavconsignment 9 years ago
Today, there is so much available in shopping. Old styles from previous decades are back.Which looks are you? personally love the Audrey Hepburn, "Little Black Dress Look".
by ptosis 8 years ago
I had this EPIC dream before I woke up it was very very strange and vivid. Now I don't believe that dreams are actually happening but when I get something that is like watching a movie, I wonder if I caught a glimpse of some other dimension of reality or what?Here it is, it's a long...
by megan_elizabeth 10 years ago
Personally, I love the 1850s-early 1900s, particularly the Civil War era. There are so many fascinating ways of life, and it provides a glimpse into the division and afterwards unity of the United States of America!
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