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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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Cottage

Cottages originate from the word “cotters.” Cotters were European peasant farmers in the Middle Ages who lived in this style of home. A cottage-style house typically refers to a small home made of stone or wood siding. It features a curved entryway, gravel or brick front walkway and brighter exterior colors. Today, flowers typically adorn the entryway creating beautiful curb appeal.

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