What Style is Your House?

Whether remodeling, adding on, or just giving your home some extra curb appeal, knowing the style of your house can help you develop a successful plan. You’ll also gain a greater appreciation of the way your house was designed and built.

Browse our photo gallery for the most popular housing styles and types. Using the original style of your house as a starting point for an exterior makeover is usually the best technique. Keep in mind that mixing styles can also energize a design.

Cape Cod

Cape Cod homes are typically one story, sometimes 1-1/2 stories, and feature a steep roofline & multi-pane windows. This popular style was built in the 1930s and often boasts dormer windows for added space, light, and ventilation. Your home is in this style category if it features these elements.

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Cape Cod Gallery

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DaVinci (Color: Cabot Brown)

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Timberlake Collection  (Color: White)
Perfection Shingles  (Color: White)

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DaVinci  (Color: Manor)

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Perfection Shingles (Color: Heritage Gray)

Cottage Country / Loghouse

Homes in this category have a warm, storybook character. If your home reflects a charming and cozy style and is complete with steep roof pitches, cross gables, and arched doors, put yourself in the Cottage Country style category.

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Cottage Country / Loghouse Gallery

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Montebello (Color: Spice)

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DaVinci (Color: Pecan)

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DaVinci (Color: Cabot Brown)

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Richmond (Color: Pecan)

Colonial

One of the most popular styles in the United States is the Colonial home. With two or three stories, windows and a chimney are prominent features, complete with a centered door. Does your home feature these characteristics?

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Colonial Gallery

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Timberlake Avanti (Color: Ivory)

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DaVinci (Color: Cabot Red)

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DaVinci (Color: Castlemore)

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Beaded Plank (Color: Prestige Beige)

Modern Contemporary

Does your home’s architectural character consist of modern materials? Does it feature a post-and-beam structure with a flat or low-pitched roof and is void of unnecessary detail? If yes, you will fall under the Modern Contemporary Category.

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Modern Contemporary Gallery

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Prova (Color: Flagstone)

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Perfection Shingles (Color: Evergreen)

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DaVinci (Color: Castlemore)
Perfection Shingles (Clay)

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DaVinci (Color: Castlemore)
DaVinci Board & Batten (Color: Castlemore)

Ranch

The ranch house is noted for its long, close-to-the-ground profile, and minimal use of exterior decoration. These houses fuse modernist ideas and styles to create a very informal and casual living style. Your home falls here if it reflects these features.

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Ranch Gallery

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Board & Batten (Color: Willow Green)

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Board & Batten (Color: Castlemore)
Perfection Shingles (Color: Heritage Gray) 

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Richmond (Color: Khaki)

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Richmond (Color: Khaki)

Townhouse

Mostly found in urban areas, the row house, more commonly known as the townhouse, are typically two stories or more with a traditional layout, side hallways and minimal lawn space.

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Townhouse Gallery

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Timberlake (Color: Clay)

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D5 Vertical (Color: Khaki)
DaVinci Board & Batten (Color: Cabot Red)
Perfection Shingles (Color: Khaki)

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DaVinci (Color: Cabot Brown)
Board and Batten (Color: Bisque)

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DaVinci (Colors: Cabot Blue, Ivy Green, Cabot Red

Traditional

If your home doesn’t adhere to one particular genre, but instead possesses many features and designs, you just may fall in this category. Traditional style homes combine practicality and accessibility with a classic look. Functionality is one distinguishing feature of the traditional house as well as its simplistic design.

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Traditional Gallery

Products Used:
Prova (Color: Gray)

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DaVinci (Color: Castlemore)
Perfection Shingles (Color: Beige)
Vertical Board & Batten (Color: Beige)

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DaVinci (Color: Castlemore)

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T-3 Woodgrain (Color: Clay)
Perfection Shingles (Color: Colbalt)