Buildings
Cities
Types Of Houses
A Visual Compendium and Guide to House Styles
THIS LIST CONTAINS
43
Houses
organized by:
Place of Origin
Era
Style
Also Known as
Characteristics
Movement
Revival, Arts and Craft
15
Tudor Revival
Tudor Revival
Place of Origin: UK
Era: 19th century
Style: Tudor Revival
Characteristics: Simple, rustic, pitched roofs, timbering
Movement: Arts and Craft
Arts and Craft
3
Craftsman House
Craftsman House
Style: Craftsman
Characteristics: Practical, not over decorated
Place of Origin: America
Era: 19th century
Movement: Arts and Craft
Craftsman
3
Craftsman House
Craftsman House
Style: Craftsman
Characteristics: Practical, not over decorated
Place of Origin: America
Era: 19th century
Movement: Arts and Craft
Tudor Revival
15
Tudor Revival
Tudor Revival
Place of Origin: UK
Era: 19th century
Style: Tudor Revival
Characteristics: Simple, rustic, pitched roofs, timbering
Movement: Arts and Craft
Split Level
5
Split Level
Split Level
Place of Origin: North America suburbs
Era: 1950s
Characteristics: Entrance between floors
Style: Split Level
Mansion
6
Georgian
Georgian
Style: Mansion
Place of Origin: English
Era: Georgian, 18th century
Characteristics: Regal, large lawn. Square and stately.
Nobility
7
Dwor Manor
Dwor Manor
Place of Origin: Poland
Style: Nobility
Characteristics: Countryside manor built by Polish upper class
Victorian
8
Victorian House
Victorian House
Era: 19th century
Place of Origin: UK, America, British Colonies
Style: Victorian
Also Known as:
A Frame
19
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A Frame
Era: 1950s to present
Place of Origin: Various countries
Style: A Frame
Townhouse
10
Rowhouse
Rowhouse
Characteristics: Multiple adjacent houses of similar design. Usually multiple stories.
Also Known as: Rowhouse, Terraced House
Place of Origin: various
Style: Townhouse
Cottage
11
Cottage
Cottage
Place of Origin: England
Characteristics: Rustic, Various meanings apply depending on country
Style: Cottage
Military
12
Garrison House
Garrison House
Place of Origin: New England
Characteristics: Two stories, overhanging
Style: Military
Prairie
13
Prairie Style House
Prairie Style House
Place of Origin: Midwest America
Era: 19th century
Style: Prairie
Characteristics: Indigenous, flat landscape
Movement: Arts and Craft
Bungalow
14
Bungalow
Bungalow
Place of Origin: Bengal
Era: Ancient to Modern
Style: Bungalow
Characteristics: Low Rise, detached
Revival
15
Tudor Revival
Tudor Revival
Place of Origin: UK
Era: 19th century
Style: Tudor Revival
Characteristics: Simple, rustic, pitched roofs, timbering
Movement: Arts and Craft
43
Biltmore House
Biltmore House
Place of Origin: America
Characteristics: Type of mansion inspired by classical architectural elements. Not necessarily elements of the classic French Chateau..
Style: Chateauesque
Movement: Revival
Art Deco
21
Art Deco House
Art Deco House
Era: 20th century
Style: Art Deco
Characteristics: Flat roofs, smooth walls. Extravagant decoration. Simple clean shapes.
American Foursquare
18
American Foursquare House
American Foursquare House
Characteristics: Box shape, 2.5 stories, dormers and porch. Sometimes Prefabricated.
Place of Origin: America
Style: American Foursquare
Era: 19th century
Movement: Box shape, 2.5 stories, dormers and porch. Sometimes Prefabricated.
Modern
19
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A Frame
Era: 1950s to present
Place of Origin: Various countries
Style: A Frame
20
Mid Century Modern
Mid Century Modern
Characteristics: Clean, simple lines, blends with environment
Place of Origin: America
Style: Modern
21
Art Deco House
Art Deco House
Era: 20th century
Style: Art Deco
Characteristics: Flat roofs, smooth walls. Extravagant decoration. Simple clean shapes.
22
Modern Northwest
Modern Northwest
Style: Modern
Characteristics: Modern with cabin/chalet influence
Place of Origin: Pacific Northwest, America
Colonial
23
American Colonial
American Colonial
Place of Origin: New England, America
Era: Late Medieval, 17th century
Style: Colonial
24
Spanish Colonial House
Spanish Colonial
Place of Origin: Spanish America
Era: 20th century
Style: Colonial
Characteristics: Clay tiled roofs, stucco, Mediterranean
Traditional
25
Yurt
Yurt
Place of Origin: Central Asia
Characteristics: Round wood frame, tent-like cover
Style: Traditional
26
Izba
Izba
Place of Origin: Russia
Style: Traditional
Characteristics: Wooden country house found in Russia, often on a farm. Made of timber, simply cut and fitted with an axe.
27
Hanok House
Hanok House
Style: Traditional
Characteristics: Shape varies from L to Square. Tiled roofs, wooden beams.
Place of Origin: Korea
28
Mudhif
Mudhif
Style: Traditional
Characteristics: Constructed with woven reeds from surrounding marshes. Shape is arched and often quite large.
Place of Origin: Iraq
29
Minka House
Minka House
Style: Traditional
Characteristics: Several styles; Inverted U, Umbrella, Ladder, Parralel Cross, Box.
Place of Origin: Japan
30
Frisian House
Frisian House
Style: Traditional
Place of Origin: Germany
Characteristics: Thatched farmhouse with gables
31
Wealden Hall House
Wealden Hall House
Place of Origin: England
Style: Traditional
Era: Medieval
Characteristics: Four bays, with a main hall, buttery pantry and parlours. Timber framed.
32
Trullo House
Trullo House
Place of Origin: Italy
Style: Traditional
Characteristics: Made of stone with conical roofs
Queen Anne
33
Queen Anne House
Queen Anne House
Place of Origin: England
Era: 18th century
Style: Queen Anne
Characteristics: Sweeping steps, rows of windows, stone corners
Cape Cod
34
Cape Cod House
Cape Cod House
Place of Origin: New England
Era: 18th cenutry
Characteristics: low, single story, pitched roof
Style: Cape Cod
Rugged
35
Adirondack House
Adirondack House
Place of Origin: Adirondack Mountains, New York
Era: 19th century
Style: Rugged
36
Log House
Log House
Place of Origin: Nordic, Russia
Characteristics: Built of logs
Style: Rugged
37
Cabin
Cabin
Style: Rugged
Duplex
38
Duplex House
Duplex House
Characteristics: Two dwellings, attached by the sides
Style: Duplex
American Colonial
40
Saltbox House
Saltbox House
Place of Origin: New England
Style: Saltbox
Characteristics: One story in front, two stories behind. Long pitched roof.
Saltbox
40
Saltbox House
Saltbox House
Place of Origin: New England
Style: Saltbox
Characteristics: One story in front, two stories behind. Long pitched roof.
Rustic
49
Swiss Chalet
Swiss Chalet
Place of Origin: Switzerland
Characteristics: Rustic
Style: Chalet
42
Farmhouse
Farmhouse
Place of Origin: various
Style: Rustic
Characteristics: Primary residence in agricultural settings
Chateauesque
43
Biltmore House
Biltmore House
Place of Origin: America
Characteristics: Type of mansion inspired by classical architectural elements. Not necessarily elements of the classic French Chateau..
Style: Chateauesque
Movement: Revival
McMansion
44
Mcmansion
Mcmansion
Place of Origin: California
Era: 1980s
Style: McMansion
Characteristics: Large, cheaply built house with no clear architectural direction
Tract
45
Ranch Style House
Ranch Style House
Place of Origin: America
Era: 1920s
Characteristics: Casual, with low roof
Style: Tract
46
Shotgun House
Shotgun House
Also Known as: Shotgun shack
Place of Origin: Possibly Hatian influence
Style: Tract
Characteristics: Narrow, rectangular
Era: 20th century
Mobile
47
House Boat
House Boat
Characteristics: Mobile floating house, usually in a lake or bay
Style: Mobile
48
Tinyhouse
Tinyhouse
Place of Origin: American
Style: Mobile
Movement: Tiny House Movement
Chalet
49
Swiss Chalet
Swiss Chalet
Place of Origin: Switzerland
Characteristics: Rustic
Style: Chalet
Prefabricated
50
Prefabricated House
Prefabricated House
Style: Prefabricated
Characteristics: Walls and pieces are delivered and assembled
Mid Century
51
Midcentury House
Midcentury House
Style: Mid Century
Characteristics: Sprawling with shallow roof angles
Image Attributions
None
"Joseph Lewis House" by Thomas James Caldwell, https://www.flickr.com/photos/81643710@N00/15595960965 (Attribution No Derivs License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/2.0/)
"" by SportSuburban, https://www.flickr.com/photos/42353480@N02/5626864372 (Attribution License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/)
"Victorian House" by roarofthefour, https://www.flickr.com/photos/18702768@N04/2335656349 (Attribution Share Alike License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/)
"Coachman's Lodge / Fulham Palace" by Images George Rex, https://www.flickr.com/photos/36692623@N06/14438591693 (Attribution Share Alike License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/)
"Ingles Cottage" by ndrwfgg, https://www.flickr.com/photos/69024001@N00/95376149 (Attribution License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/)
"John Steinbeck Home in Salinas, California" by sjb4photos, https://www.flickr.com/photos/24150334@N08/4556565536 (Attribution Share Alike License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/)
"A Cape Cod-style House on Cape Cod" by Librarygroover, https://www.flickr.com/photos/7200755@N07/7832472620 (Attribution License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/)
"Casa indiana Villa Maria (La casa de Don Constante) pero en donde? * Cangas de Onis (Asturias)" by jacilluch, https://www.flickr.com/photos/70626035@N00/14350009896 (Attribution Share Alike License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/)
"Austintown Log House" by Jack W. Pearce, https://www.flickr.com/photos/52021147@N03/8557654152 (Attribution Share Alike License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/)
"BC - Cabin 9" by vastateparksstaff, https://www.flickr.com/photos/37922399@N05/5857209273 (Attribution License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/)
"Melbourne Art Deco House" by colros, https://www.flickr.com/photos/73416633@N00/2203850308 (Attribution Share Alike License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/)
"Biltmore House" by Teemu008, https://www.flickr.com/photos/43943756@N07/7867896948 (Attribution Share Alike License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/)
"Charles N. Ramsey and Harry E. Weese House" by Teemu008, https://www.flickr.com/photos/43943756@N07/8619697623 (Attribution Share Alike License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/)
"Prefabricated house. / Maison préfabriquée" by BiblioArchives / LibraryArchives, https://www.flickr.com/photos/28853433@N02/4679195930 (Attribution License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/)
"Izba" by ugraland, https://www.flickr.com/photos/33132867@N00/241435646 (Attribution License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/)
"Mudhif Reception Hall" by D-Stanley, https://www.flickr.com/photos/79721788@N00/30943793762 (Attribution License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/)
"The Wada House, Shirakawa-go, Gassh?-zukuri, Gassho Style, Minka, World Heritage Site, UNESCO, Shirakawa, Shirakawa-mura, Gifu, Japan, ???, ?????, ????????, ???, ????, ????????, ????, ??????, ????, ??, ???, ??????, ???, ???, ????, ??, ????, ???" by bryan..., https://www.flickr.com/photos/91049143@N00/15879445781 (Attribution Share Alike License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/)
"Masons Court - Rother Street, Stratford-upon-Avon" by ell brown, https://www.flickr.com/photos/39415781@N06/8357718480 (Attribution License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/)
"House boat on Lake Union" by brianteutsch, https://www.flickr.com/photos/48600085265@N01/217225323 (Attribution License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/)
"Modern Northwest House" by pnwra, https://www.flickr.com/photos/17573364@N00/1045323582 (Attribution License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/)
"Tiny house in seattle - maybe i should build one of these next!" by rachelyra, https://www.flickr.com/photos/88578385@N00/7774674880 (Attribution License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/)
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"Sunset Cottage -" by ALRF, https://www.flickr.com/photos/34676924@N00/15204656298 (Public Domain Mark)
"Sacramento Midtown Bungalow" by Greg Balzer, https://www.flickr.com/photos/43009667@N00/3931397289 (Attribution License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/)
"Boost-the-Market-Value-of-Your-Home_L" by danielmoyle, https://www.flickr.com/photos/56844027@N05/9421165069 (Attribution License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/)
"Shotgun house in New Orleans" by Oneras, https://www.flickr.com/photos/99058495@N00/6143540376 (Attribution Share Alike License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/)
"Switzerland-02418 - Chalet" by archer10 (Dennis) 101M Views, https://www.flickr.com/photos/22490717@N02/22588341968 (Attribution Share Alike License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/)
"Prairie Style House" by roarofthefour, https://www.flickr.com/photos/18702768@N04/2795121795 (Attribution Share Alike License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/)
"Craftsman House" by roarofthefour, https://www.flickr.com/photos/18702768@N04/2516026441 (Attribution Share Alike License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/)
"Bradford House, Kingston, Mass." by Boston Public Library, https://www.flickr.com/photos/24029425@N06/2590286014 (Attribution License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/)
"York Maine Garrison" by InAweofGod'sCreation, https://www.flickr.com/photos/36783643@N05/4188068190 (Attribution License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/)
"Mid century modern." by Paradise Palms., https://www.flickr.com/photos/54761608@N03/5075985967 (Attribution License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/)
"Farmhouse" by mikecogh, https://www.flickr.com/photos/89165847@N00/8114374043 (Attribution Share Alike License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/)
"521 - Roadside Yurt on the Karakoram Highway" by Allan_Grey, https://www.flickr.com/photos/32744787@N08/5844653307 (Attribution Share Alike License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/)
"McMansion" by FunnyBiz, https://www.flickr.com/photos/75549540@N00/5099360666 (Attribution Share Alike License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/)
"Georgetown rowhouses" by Kathleen Tyler Conklin, https://www.flickr.com/photos/79865753@N00/1833424638 (Attribution License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/)
"Duplex on Farmall Drive, Hinesburg VT" by NNECAPA, https://www.flickr.com/photos/23163410@N02/2808625039 (Attribution License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/)
"Hanok house in the snowfall" by AutumnAddition, https://www.flickr.com/photos/66967795@N08/8332025705 (Attribution No Derivs License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/2.0/)
"PA?AC W OSIEKU, fot. M. Klag (MIK, 2003)" by Ma?opolski Instytut Kultury, https://www.flickr.com/photos/33122810@N02/3532860739 (Attribution Share Alike License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/)
"Thatched House (Frisian Style) (2)" by Ephemeral Impressions, https://www.flickr.com/photos/145400091@N04/30104216853 (Attribution Share Alike License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/)
"Trulli house Nr. Alberobello, Apulia, Italy" by Andy Gant, https://www.flickr.com/photos/71942516@N08/9480021860 (Attribution License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/)
"Our 1962 Mid Century brick ranch house." by Ronald (Ron) Douglas Frazier, https://www.flickr.com/photos/56377701@N07/13964839865 (Attribution License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/)
"Cannizaro House" by garryknight, https://www.flickr.com/photos/8176740@N05/7961722058 (Attribution License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/)