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

Trend Watch: Kitchens Are Getting Larger, Bathrooms Are Getting Cozier

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine The recession had sparked home owners to be more modest with designs of kitchens and bathrooms, but the improving economy is making home owners want more out of their house. Residential architects are...
April 15, 2011

New Study: Homes Near Public Transportation, Work Higher in Demand

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine Homes near public transit, employment centers, and retail and entertainment complexes continue to increase in demand, according to the latest Institute of Architects Home Design Trends Survey report, which focused on community and...
December 27, 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

Pop Quiz: Name This Architecture Style!

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey Hint: This architecture style is often known for being square or rectangular with one or one-and-a-half stories and steeply pitched, gabled roofs. In the mid-20th century these small homes were popular in suburban developments. <br...
October 22, 2009

Pop Quiz: Name This Architecture Style!

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey Hint: This style of home is known as being narrow and rectangular with one and one-half stories, low-pitched gable or hipped roofs, and small covered porches at the entry. This home style was popular in...
September 28, 2009

Pop Quiz: Name This Architecture Style!

Hint: Its decorative details — such as its patterned shingles — often make this architecture style standout. This architecture type often incorporate modern materials and combines it with 19th century details, such as curved towers and spindled porches. <br...
August 24, 2009