Too many to count, too may to name, and no one can agree on consistent definitions. But here is our best effort to guide you in selection the style of home you want. Life-style, architectural style, and physical specifics. These are the three elements that work with your budget to get you the home you want. Don't get too caught up in the precise differences between "Craftsman" and "Prairie School", but you can start to get an idea of the general names for what you like. Most of our floor plans can be designed in many different styles.
Mix and combine...have some fun!
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Modern architecture or modernist architecture is a term applied to an overarching movement, with its exact definition and scope varying widely (and at times contradictorily). The term is often applied to modernist movements at the turn of the 20th century, with efforts to reconcile the principles underlying architectural design with rapid technological advancement and the modernization of society (i.e. who needs beautiful materials when we have concrete!).
By Somach - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0,
Bauhaus epitomized the modern movement's radically simplified forms, the rationality of functionality, and the idea that mass production was reconcilable with the individual artistic spirit. Perhaps unfairly maligned for a lot of the architectural brutality that followed, the Bauhaus movement was and is immensely influential. But it can be really ugly.
A slightly softer take American take on the early 20th century modern movement. Designed for the middle-class and suburbs. This house also described as "desert modern." Probably because its in the desert.
Art deco combined modernist (but not modern) styles with fine craftsmanship and rich materials. During its heyday, Art Deco represented luxury, glamour, exuberance, and faith in social and technological progress.
A European response to industrialization of the 19th century. Exuding warmth and quality, hand-made by the best craftsmen, using the finest materials, very inviting...and expensive. The genius of American craftsman was the attempt to bring these features to middle-class by making it affordable.
Varies considerably by area and available materials. Simple, comfortable designs. Local materials, non-ostentatious but well built. For a working family.
By Kidd, Anne E., creator - Public Domain, g.
A redefinition of the traditional farmhouse. Also known by the oxymoron "urban farmhouse" it is very contemporary and clean but warm. These are family oriented houses with simple designs but can incorporate bold modern elements.