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10 Shingle Style Homes – Exterior and Interior Examples & Ideas (Photos)

Welcome to the Shingle-style home decor style guide where you can see photos of all interiors in the Shingle-style including kitchens, living rooms, bedrooms, dining rooms, foyers, and more. Related: All interior design styles | All residential architectural styles Shingle-style Homes (Exteriors) Check out these spectacular homes showcasing the Shingle-style homes. 1.Two-Story 5-Bedroom Shingle-Style Home with …

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The Hollywood Glam Home Style

Related: 22 Different Types of Interior Design Styles What is Hollywood Glam Style? The over-the-top ostentatiousness of Hollywood Glam home design style could probably be best summed up with one person’s name: Liberace. The showman of the piano, Liberace was a dedicated follower of the glam style and his stage presence and home life all evoked the …

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10 Minimalist Style Homes – Exterior and Interior Examples & Ideas (Photos)

Welcome to the Minimalist home decor style guide where you can see photos of all interiors in the Minimalist style including kitchens, living rooms, bedrooms, dining rooms, foyers, and more. Related: All interior design styles | All residential architectural styles | Creating Nordic Minimalist Interiors Minimalist Style Homes (Exteriors) Check out these spectacular homes showcasing the …

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10 Northwest Home Style Guide (Room-by-Room Photo Examples)

Welcome to the Northwest home decor style guide where you can see photos of all interiors in the Northwest style including kitchens, living rooms, bedrooms, dining rooms, foyers, and more. Related: All interior design styles | All residential architectural styles Northwest Home Exterior Examples Check out these spectacular homes showcasing Northwest-style architecture. 1. Two-Story Home with 4 …

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What is a French Country Style Home and Decor? Our Epic French Country Style Guide

French country style houses definitely have a distinct appearance. The design applies more to exterior than interior although there are some French country interior distinctions as well that we set out below. The above-featured example is a quintessential french-country style exterior design. It’s designed by none-other, Donald A. Gardner. This is our detailed write up …

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What Makes East Asian Home Design Different From American Styles?

Podcast Version When I dove into comparing American homes to European home designs and construction principles, there were a couple key takeaways: The average single-family home in the US reached 2,392 square feet as of the last census taken in 2010, an increase of more than 30% since 1980 Average home size through a small …

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How Does European Home Design Differ From American Homes?

Podcast Version American exceptionalism tends to rear its ugly head when discussing home sizes and how it relates to things like climate change, housing justice, and all those other ess jay double-u things you probably don’t want to think about as your lawn gradually murders local bee populations. The homes in the thumbnail image are …

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50 Floating Home Ideas from Around the World (Photos)

Floating homes in North America are typically found in the Northwest – Portland, Seattle, Vancouver and Victoria. In Europe, floating homes are canal boats or houseboats, although as you’ll see below, Sweden and Denmark have floating homes that aren’t boats. In the Northwest, floating homes are regular home structures on floating raft-like platforms. Many floating …

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8 Different Types of Houseboats (Designs, Ideas, Examples & 40 Photos)

Welcome to this very special gallery featuring a variety of unique houseboat designs from all over the world. In some parts of the world, houseboats are very popular as permanent homes, but in most places, houseboats are for leisure activities. Originally developed for boat owners who wished to have a more comfortable place to relax …

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13 Different Types of Round Houses from Around the World

I can’t say round or dome houses are all that popular. They’re rare despite having some benefits. Recently we went on a trip to Ucluelet and while enjoying the town of Tofino I noticed a hotel with geodesic dome rooms located on the harbour. I took a close look and thought they were pretty cool …

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42 Stunning Log Homes & Mansions (Photos)

Log cabin homes are absolutely beautiful. The look of the cabin, the contrast of color between the wood and the lush green surrounding, the serenity…all of this, plus more is what makes log cabins so picturesque. There is no doubt that a log cabin home catches the attention of anyone nearby; but, most times, the …

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12 Cool Shipping Container Homes from Around the World

While I doubt shipping container houses will be seen on every block, they’ve grown a little in popularity in recent years. I love the idea of a container home (with requisite open-top container swimming pool). I like the geometric look and idea behind using existing materials to create a strong, durable home. If you’re interested …

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14 High-End Luxury Townhomes from Around the World

Townhomes have been around for a long time. Historically, they were built in urban centers. These days, they’re in most towns and cities as property prices continue to rise. I know in my neck of the woods (Vancouver), townhouses are the norm in many area because they are a great solution to escalating real estate costs yet …

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12 Mega-Mansions with 20,000+ Sq. Ft. (Photo Galleries)

It’s like we’ve gone back to medieval times when massive castles were built by nobility given the size of some of today’s mega mansions. In fact, today’s homes are just as ostentatious as the gilded age mansions built in Newport, Rhode Island, the Gold Coast and other incredible historic mansions. Except for these days, the …

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12 Cool Houses by Top Architects and Designers Worldwide

What makes a house cool? I’m not talking about temperature. I’m talking about a house design that makes you go “wow, that’s cool!” Typically, it’s a more modern design. It’s unique and interesting. Ironically, you and I might consider a house very cool, but we may not want it for our house. We feature many …

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26 Concrete Houses (Photos)

Most homeowners don’t opt for exposed concrete exteriors, but some do and it can be striking. Depending on the structure, it can come off as brutalist architecture but doesn’t have to. An exterior with concrete combined with plenty of glass and natural wood can be luxurious and even warm. These three materials are somewhat common …

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84 Fabulous Historic Homes & Mansions in the USA

I love beautiful mansions – whether newer mega mansions or historical mansions. This gallery showcases over 60 fabulous famous and infamous historical mansions from all areas of the United States. Regions include the Eastcoast, the South, Midwest and the Westcoast. Notable regions include Newport, Rhode Island mansions, stunning Gold Coast mansions, Palm Beach mansions and …

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125 Different House Styles with a White Exterior (Photos)

From modernist houses to coastal retreats, the choice for going all-white on house exteriors have given homeowners the bright makeover they needed for their homes. White will always be a top choice for house colors — both interior and exterior — for many obvious reasons and for many residential architectural styles. It’s pristine, crisp, clean, calming, …

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77 Gorgeous Red Brick Houses (Photo Ideas)

Red brick is definitely a popular home exterior material. As you can see below, the result is nothing short of spectacular exteriors. While red brick costs more than vinyl siding and fiber cement, it’s less than natural stone. Depending on the brick you choose and labor costs in your area, expect to pay $6.50 to …

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31 Houses with a Blue Exterior (Photos – All Types of Blue)

I’m surprised not many houses opt for a blue exterior. I like the look as long as it’s a good blue for exteriors. My preference is a dark blue or blue/grey offset with white trim. Speaking of white trim, you’ll notice most of the examples in this collection have white trim. It’s a great look. …

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30 Tudor Style Homes & Mansions (Historic and Contemporary Photo Examples)

What is commonly referred to as Tudor architecture is technically Tudor Revival architecture. The series of Tudor home styles in this gallery are all Tudor Revival architectural style (but commonly referred to as simply “Tudor”). The Tudor Revival style came about in the latter half of the 19th century. While it originated in England, there …

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The History and Evolution of Modular Homes

Modular vs. Traditional Homes Do you wonder what separates a modular home from a traditional home? Well, it’s simple. A traditional home is built on-site. The builder purchases a piece of land and the contractor and the crew arrive on the site and start building the house. Modular homes, on the other hand, are built …

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52 Yellow Exterior House Ideas (Brick, Vinyl, Stucco, Wood etc.)

Do you like yellow as an exterior color for houses? As stated above, I sure do. Currently our house is dark green, which is okay, but I’d prefer it yellow. Our friends just painted their home bright yellow and it’s fabulous. It becomes a happy showpiece in the neighborhood. As you’ll see below, yellow works on …

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25 Houses Built on Stilts, Pilings and Piers (Photo Examples From Around the World)

My wife and I used to live in Crescent Beach, British Columbia which is an ocean-side village neighourhood. While it’s a gorgeous community, it’s vulnerable to flooding especially if there’s the slightest storm surge. New houses built there are being built up on stilts or have the garage low. Regardless, the main living spaces need …

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28 Unusual Homes from Around the World (Photos)

I love creative living arrangements. It’s fun to imagine living in something different than most of us do. While our big change each year is a a couple of weeks camping, some people choose to live in creative home styles year-around. Here’s an awesome collection of unusual homes from around the world that people actually …

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43 Beach House Design Ideas from Around the World (PHOTOS)

Growing up and still living in a coastal community, I’ve been exposed to beach houses all of my life. Even when I went to college, which was located in Western Michigan which, spectacular lake beach houses (on Lake Michigan – see Lake Michigan image below). While I’ve never lived in a home situated on the …

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