There exist a great number of house building and decorating styles all over the world. Many of them have already become iconic in the USA, which makes them very popular and recognizable. In this article we will discuss the most famous ones.
This style in architecture is very popular among the American population. The appearance of buildings with its ranges of columns, combined by horizontal covering, as well as symmetrical elements are borrowed from the architecture of Britain at the beginning of the XVIII century, when the settlers formed their dwellings in that way.
Two storey houses with straight-lined disposition of rooms are typical examples of such design. Main features of this style are finished wood, decorative moldings, fencing of stairs and flooring.
This architectural direction has gained popularity in the old regions across the United States. The style is characterized by interesting and specific decoration of facades. Houses in the spirit of the Tudors are similar to the English constructions of the Middle Ages. The most important elements of the interior that distinguish the design of these buildings are attic windows, bedrooms filled with bright light, vintage in wood processing. Terrace steps as a rule are made of stone, the front door should be made of natural wood and have an impressive weight.
As you may have guessed, Victorian architecture is also borrowed from the British and somehow reminds of the Tudor style. Nevertheless, houses in the Victorian spirit combine details of French architecture: elements that decorate windows and doors. Roof tile with special patterns, bright colors, sophisticated architectural concepts - all these are the most important details of the Victorian style.
Such a log style that we can see today has existed for a very long time and dates back to the times when houses were built from heavy wood. Primarily such buildings were very popular among the rural population living in mountainous areas. Today they are used in manors as well as in ranches.
This style is notable for massiveness of the exterior appearance of the house, volume log structure, and uncut stone. As a rule such houses are built of red cedar, cypress or pine.
This style is considered to be one of the most recognizable among all the diversity of American architecture. Houses built in such style got its popularity in the early twentieth century. "Ranch" combines a variety of architectural trends. The most striking features that characterize this style are sliding doors made of glass and the panoramic windows set on the second floor.
There exists a great number of other iconic styles in American architecture, reflecting lives of various segments of the US population.
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