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 7 Dutch Colonial
The Dutch Colonial style was developed in the United States in the 1630’s with the arrival of Dutch and German colonists to New Amsterdam and the Hudson River Valley in upper New York State. This style is noticeable due to the Gambrel roof with eaves the often cover the front porch giving the structure a barn-like appearance. Early homes were a single room and additions were added to each end often constructed of stone with a fireplace on one or both ends. This style often sports and double front door which is divided horizontally which was used to allow air-flow but to keep the live stock out of the house.
The Dutch Colonial style enjoyed a revival during the early 20th century along with the standard Colonial style due to the Americans nostalgic view of its colonial past.
Next Friday's blog will be the Federal
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