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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, …

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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 more 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 …

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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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