Guide to Residential Architectural Styles
By Diane Eddy-Low, Realtor with Hermann London Group, Maplewood.
Have you ever wondered what architectural style your house fits into or, while out and about, you come across a building or home you like but have a hard time correctly describing it? Well, every house or building has a style. Sometimes it has more than one because of renovations and new, eclectic mixes or the original architect combined styles for their Clients wants or needs.
Over the next few weeks I will blog about one specific style until we get through all 24! I can be reached for any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org 314-602-7174
Week 4 the Contemporary
The Contemporary or Postmodernist style home is a complete breakaway from all previously known architectural styles. It is known for its simple lines and total lack of ornamentation using the roof line to create its statement either in layers or one or two straight lines. These contemporary homes are not designed for beauty but rather for simplistic living with large irregular windows, a combination of different building materials, one or more levels sometimes with exposed beams and designed to more or less blend into its landscape.
This style of architecture was used starting in the 1950s but have been used in greater amounts in the 1960’s-1970’s were it spread to Europe and the rest of the world. Contemporary architectural styles are still used today and have evolved into larger more elaborate homes which still incorporate simplistic lines.
Next Friday's blog will be the Craftsman.
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