Some interesting information about house style in florida

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Houses can be built in a huge assortment of configurations. A basic division is between free-standing or detached dwellings and various types of attached or multi-user dwellings. Both sorts may vary …

Houses can be built in a huge assortment of configurations. A basic division is between free-standing or detached dwellings and various types of attached or multi-user dwellings. Both sorts may vary grimly in scale and quantity of housing provided.

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  • 1. Some interesting information about house style in U.S Houses can be built in a huge assortment of configurations. A basic division isbetween free-standing or detached dwellings and various types of attached or multi-user dwellings.Both sorts may vary grimly in scale and quantity of housing provided. Although there emerge to bemany different types, many of the variations scheduled below are simply matters of style rather thanspatial agreement or scale. Some of the important types of Florida real estate houses style:  American Colonial Styles  Neoclassical House Styles  Victorian House Styles  Frank Lloyd Wright Styles  Bungalow Styles  Post-War HousesAmerican Colonial Styles: The pilgrims werent the only people to settle in North America. Between 1600and 1800, men and women decant in from many parts of the world, including Germany, France,Spain, and Latin America. Each group brought their own cultures and architectural traditions. Using locally obtainable materials, the colonists built what they could and tried tomeet the challenges posed by the climate and scenery of the new country. They construct thetypes of homes they keep in mind, but they also innovated and, at times, educated new buildingtechniques from Native Americans. As the country grew, these early settlers developed not one,but many, uniquely American styles. Centuries later, builders borrowed ideas from early American preparation to createColonial renewal and Neo-colonial styles. So, even if your house is brand new, it may expressthe spirit of the Americas colonial days.
  • 2. Neoclassical House Styles: In the mid-19th century, many affluent Americans believed that ancient Greecerepresented the spirit of equality. Interest in British styles had waned during the bitter War of1812. Also, many Americans sympathize with Greeces own struggles for sovereignty in the1820s. Greek revival architecture began with public buildings in Philadelphia. ManyEuropean-trained architects designed in the popular Grecian style, and the fashion spread viacarpenters guides and pattern books. Colonnaded Greek revival mansions - sometimes calledSouthern Colonial Florida real estate property - sprang up throughout the American south. Withits classic clapboard exterior and bold, simple lines, Greek revival architecture became the mostpredominant housing style in the United States.During the second half of the 19th century, Gothic Revival and Italianate styles captured theAmerican imagination. Grecian ideas faded from popularity. However, front-gable design - abrand name of the Greek revival style - continued to pressure the shape of American houses wellinto the 20th century. You will notice the classic front-gable design in simple "National Style"farm houses throughout the United States.
  • 3. Victorian House Styles: Mass-production and mass-transit made ornamental parts affordable. Victorianarchitects and builders applied adornment liberally, combining features borrowed from manydifferent eras with accompaniments from their own imaginations. When you look at a house built during the Victorian era, you might see Greek revivalpediments, Federalist Style balustrades, and other Colonial Revival details. You may also seemedieval ideas such as Gothic windows and exposed trusses. And, of course, youll find lots ofbrackets, spindles, scrollwork and other machine-made building parts. Medieval planning and the immense cathedrals of the Gothic age inspired all sorts offlourishes during the Victorian era. Builders gave houses arches, pointed windows, and otherelements borrowed from the middle ages. Some Victorian Gothic Revival homes are impressivestone buildings like minute castles. Others are rendered in wood. Small wooden cottages withGothic Revival features are called Carpenter Gothic.
  • 4. Frank Lloyd Wright Styles: Frank Lloyd Wright is Americas most famous fashionable. During his 70-yearcareer, Frank Lloyd Wright planned 1,141 buildings, counting homes, offices, churches, schools,libraries, bridges, and museums. Five hundred and thirty-two of these designs were completed,and 409 still stand. In 1936, when the United States was in the depths of an economic despair,American architect Frank Lloyd Wright urbanized a series of homes he called Usonian.Calculated to control costs, Wrights Usonian houses had no attics, no basements, and littledecoration.
  • 5. Bungalow Styles: During the 1880s, John Ruskin, William Morris, Philip Webb, and other Englishfashionable and thinkers launched the Arts and Crafts group, which famous handicraft andencouraged the use of simple forms and natural materials. In the United States, two Californiabrothers, Charles Sumner Greene and Henry Mather Green, began to design houses that mutualArts and Crafts ideas with a attraction for the simple wooden structural design of China andJapan. The name "Craftsman" comes from the title of a accepted magazine publishedby the famous furniture designer, Gustav Stickley, between 1901 and 1916. A true Craftsmanhouse is one that is built according to plans published in Stickleys magazine.
  • 6. Post-War Houses: The earth-hugging Prairie Style houses lead the way by Frank Lloyd Wright andthe informal Bungalow styles of the early 20th century paved the way for the accepted RanchStyle. Architect Cliff May is credited with building the first Ranch Style house in San Diego,California in 1932. After World War II, real estate developers turned to the simple, economicalRanch Style to meet the housing needs of returning soldiers and their families. The brieflyaccepted Lustron Homes were essentially Ranch houses made of metal. Real estate developersAbraham Levitt and Sons turned to the Ranch Style for their planned community, Levittown,Pennsylvania. Because so many Ranch houses were built quickly according to a cookie-cutterformula, the Ranch Style later became known as commonplace and, at times, slipshod.