- Cape Cod Homes
- Typically one story--sometimes 1-1/2 stories--the Cape Cod style features a steep roofline, wood siding, multi-pane windows, and hardwood floors. Original Cape Cod homes were fairly small. They often boast dormer windows for added space, light, and ventilation.
- Country French-Style Homes
- Country French homes are often one story with many narrow windows and paired shutters, steeply pitched roofs (either hipped or side-gabled), stucco walls, and a half-timbered frame.
- Colonial Homes
- Colonial homes usually have two or three stories, fireplaces, and brick or wood facades. The classic Colonial house floor plan has the kitchen and family room on the first floor and the bedrooms on the second floor.
- Victorian Homes
- Victorian homes often feature a steeply pitched roof, a dominant front-facing gable, patterned shingles, cutaway bay windows, and an asymmetrical facade with a partial or full-width front porch.
- Tudor-Style Homes
- Common features include a steeply pitched roof, prominent cross gables, decorative half-timbering, and tall, narrow windows with small windowpanes..
- Craftsman Houses
Craftsman-style homes often have low-pitched roofs with wide eave overhangs, exposed roof rafters, decorative beams or braces under gables, and porches framed by tapered square columns.
- Cottage-Style Homes
- Common features include a warm, storybook character, steep roof pitches and cross gables, arched doors, casement windows with small panes, and brick, stone, or stucco siding.
- Mediterranean-Style Homes
- Mediterranean homes often feature a low-pitched tile roof, arches, grillwork, and a stucco or adobe exterior. The typical U-shape floor plan is oriented around a central courtyard and fountain, making the an extension of the living space. Rooms open to the courtyard, promoting cooling cross-ventilation and the flow of fresh air.
- Ranch-Style Homes
- Traditional ranch-style homes usually have simple floor plans, attached garages, and efficient living spaces - offering great potential for additions. Bilevel and trilevel homes evolved from the ranch style and they are great houses to upgrade with additions.
- Contemporary Style Homes
The term "contemporary" has come to describe a wide range of houses built in recent decades that concentrate on simple forms and geometric lines. The International style paved the way for contemporary homes, which reflect the experimentation and dynamism of the postwar Modern period in which many Modernist ideas were integrated into the American aesthetic.
Many contemporary homes feature lots of glass, open floor plans, and inventive designs.