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 6 the Cotswold
The Cotswold Cottage style of architecture is often referred to as the Storybook style. This architectural style originated in the Cotswold region of England and came to the United States in the mid to late twentieth century as a result in a renewed interest in medieval housing styles.
The Cotswold often uses features of the Tudor style only smaller in square footage with steep arched gables*, and arched doorways that look a bit like a pointed hat. The walls are usually constructed of brick, stone and stucco or a combination of all three. The interior rooms are often small and irregularly shaped in a charming cozy way. On the exterior there is usually a prominent chimney that is placed near the front door.
Next Friday's blog will be the Dutch Colonial
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