Welcome back to your favorite series discussing popular American home styles! Today we’ll be taking a look at Postmodern home styles and their characteristics, what makes them different from modern homes and how they incorporate previous architectural styles in a whimsical way.
Today we’re traveling out west and exploring what makes a Pueblo home a Pueblo home. If you’ve driven by a Taco Bell or Del Taco recently, you’re already somewhat familiar believe it or not. Keep that in mind as you read on…and stop thinking about tacos – deliciously greasy fast food tacos.
Bungalow homes became popular choice for many first-time homebuyers or homebuilders because they’re small and utilized local materials, which made them extremely affordable. It’s easy to see why these homes are all over the U.S. and became one of the most popular home styles in the nation.
This week we’re moving into the modern era and looking at Prairie or Frank Lloyd Wright style homes. However, be aware that not all Prairie style homes are Frank Lloyd Wright homes. Just like all bourbons are whiskeys, but not all whiskeys are bourbons, but that’s another story for another day.
In our most recent “That’s an Interesting Looking House” post, we talked about a few Victorian home styles. In this edition of “That’s an Interesting Looking House,” we’re going to take a look at a couple more home styles from the Victorian era.
Let me introduce to you the rebel of American home styles – the Victorian. When it hit the scene, it swept the nation. Unconventional, artistic, and never seen before on American soil, the Victorian style turned American home construction upside down in the mid to late 19th century.
Many iconic American buildings, like the US Capitol and the White House, and vernacular homes borrow architectural elements and ideologies associated with both ancient Greek and Roman architecture. Classical architecture has remained popular from the turn of the 19th century to present day.
What I love about architecture, whether colloquial dwelling or massive building, is that each style presents itself as a piece of art representing a particular era, style, or ideology. Behind all of those details lie a story and a history.