If you’re planning to build a new home, you might be wondering what style is most popular. The truth is that the answer depends on where you live and what type of house you want. But if we were going to give it a general answer—and forgive us for being so specific—we would say that Americans are crazy about classical styles like Georgian Colonial, Greek Revival and Federal Style homes. In fact, these three types account for more than 50% of all new single-family homes built in the last decade! So let’s take a look at each one in more detail:
The Georgian Colonial
The Georgian Colonial style house is one of the most popular house styles in America. The Georgian Colonial style was first developed in England during the 1730s and 1740s, and it came to America with colonists who wanted to recreate their homes overseas.
The architecture of a Georgian Colonial House features a symmetrical façade with a central doorway, gabled rooflines (angled rooflines), regularly spaced windows and decorative trim around doors and windows.
The Greek Revival
The Greek Revival style is characterized by a low-pitched roof with a central gable, symmetrical façade, and rectangular windows. The style was popular in the 19th century and was based on the architecture of Ancient Greece.
The popularity of Greek Revival homes has declined since its heyday in the 1800s but it remains one of America’s most popular house styles today–particularly in areas such as New England where there are many …