When we speak about authentic estate, we gossip: value, deal with, position. When we speak about architecture, we pontificate: blah, blah, blah. But talking—knowledgeably—about houses doesn’t need an sophisticated degree. In truth of the matter, we’re all studying properties these days on people marathon walks by means of our neighborhoods. So what do you phone people houses with the fifty percent-timbered beams? What is the big difference amongst Italianate and Queen Anne? Examine this (drawn from prominent houses in the Metropolitan areas), print it out, and get all set to lecture your (gossipy) friends.
Prairie (Foursquare design and style)
Glimpse for a flattish (hipped) roof with extended eaves and rows of patterned home windows (a fortune to swap!). Most likely stucco, wood, or brick with heavy square columns. The massing may possibly resemble a collection of squares with no distinct centre.
Craftsman/Arts and Crafts/Bungalow
You know these houses!