Depending on where in the United States you live, different styles of homes are popular. A Victorian style has great detailing and multiple floors. The farmhouse style came from original dwellings on farms although the style has expanded with time. The Cape Cod started in New England and has a symmetrical design with a steeply gabled roof. The second floor may be finished with dormers. Colonials are also symmetrical but have a staircase to upstairs bedrooms in the center of the house.

Key Takeaways:

  • The author believes that America is not just a great melting pot of people but that the country is also home to a variety of home styles.
  • Preferred home styles in America, which range from styles adapted from other cultures to styles that are quintessentially American, are a matter of personal taste.
  • Victorian home styles are sometimes called dollhouses or gingerbread houses and they are easily identified with their complex lines, plentiful trim, and paint colors that are brighter.

“Generally, however, you can find examples of the most popular homes styles in every city or region of the country.”

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