Architecture Archive

Here Are 10 Homes That Changed America

PBS singles out 10 homes that have had a large impact on evolving the design of U.S. homes over time. PBS is running a three-part series, “10 Homes That Changed America,” that shows off these homes that have such...
April 11, 2016

Match the Curb Appeal to the Home’s Style

Does your listing’s curb appeal match it’s architecture? A new guide provides tips on how to achieve curb appeal that compliments a home’s architecture. The Fypon Style Guide, created with Duket Architects Planners in Toledo, Ohio, provides tips on...
August 24, 2015

America’s Most Romantic Homes

Can you feel the love in these homes? TopTenRealEstateDeals.com recently highlighted the most romantic homes for-sale in the world, from the mansions of celebrities to the homes where kings and presidents once lived. Here’s a rundown of the homes...
February 10, 2014

Better Design for a Lifetime

By Erica Christoffer, REALTOR® Magazine Accessible design is more than just grab bars; it’s about catering to easier living. Karen Kassik, residential designer, remodeling design specialist, and president and owner of Home Accessibilities, says that accessible is better for...
January 15, 2011

The World’s Smallest Homes

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine “Thin is in” when it comes to home design, writer Leah Konen with pointclickhome.com reminds us in the article 12 of the Narrowest Homes in the World. Homes are shrinking and architects are...
September 27, 2010

Making More Out of Space: 24 Rooms in a 350-Square-Foot Apartment

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine Hong Kong architect Gary Chang doesn’t sacrifice any square inch of his tiny, 350-square-foot apartment. He’s found a way to turn it into a home office, master bedroom, kitchen, guest room, media center,...
August 9, 2010

It Ain’t Worth What it Used To Be

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine So what’s the going rate for a 132-room, 55,000-square foot mansion with 18 acres, 16 family-guest rooms, three kitchens, three elevators, 28 fireplaces, and an underground bunker? Oh, and we forgot to mention:...
January 28, 2010

Pop Quiz: Name This Architecture Style!

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey Hint: Ionic or Corinthian columned porches often extend the full height of these homes. <br /> <a href=”http://answers.polldaddy.com/poll/2481593/” mce_href=”http://answers.polldaddy.com/poll/2481593/”>What is this architectural style?</a><span style=”font-size:9px;” mce_style=”font-size:9px;”>(<a href=”http://answers.polldaddy.com” mce_href=”http://answers.polldaddy.com”>polls</a>)</span><br /> ANSWER: See if you are correct >...
January 7, 2010

Survey Finds Home Owners Favor Brick

According to a recent survey conducted online by Harris Interactive on behalf of Boral Bricks, 59 percent of all home owners with a siding preference would choose brick for their homes. The study was commissioned by Boral Bricks, Inc....
December 29, 2009

Remodelers Report Signs of Market Improvement

By Erica Christoffer, Contributing Editor, REALTOR® Magazine Some home owners are starting to take on improvement projects they previously pushed off due to financial constraints. For the third straight quarter, the National Association of Home Builders’ (NAHB) reported slight...
December 10, 2009