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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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Contemporary

Some folks consider contemporary and modern architecture to be essentially the same. However, contemporary refers to today's building styles, which can vary in design and appearance. Both styles are similar in that they look to connect indoors and outdoors, but contemporary homes tend to emphasize energy efficiency, sustainable materials, lots of natural light and the use of recycled non-toxic materials.

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