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26 Popular Architectural Home Styles

From log house mansions to Mediterranean abodes, learn about the most popular home styles, their history and the key elements of each style.

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Mediterranean

Influenced by the area from which it's named, this style became extremely popular in the U.S. from 1918 to 1940. The homes were modeled after the hacienda style, with red tile roofs, arches and plaster surfaces. This style is very popular again and features a lot of the original design elements, including porticos, balconies and ornamental details such as heavy wooden doors and multicolored tiles.

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