It looks as though the modern farmhouse trend is going to stick around for quite some time but there are some other Popular Architectural Styles coming into play. The architectural styles currently trending on Houzz also cover a wide spectrum. What they have in common are pleasing proportions, a thoughtful use of materials, and something special that makes them feel like home. Here are the most popular exterior styles uploaded to Houzz from January to March of this year, as measured by the number of people who have saved them to their Houzz idea-books.
Popular Architectural Styles
1. Modern Farmhouse
The modern farmhouse style of design is not just a look, it’s a feeling. It’s easy and casual, nothing overdone or excessive. They combine the best of modern and old fashioned looks, and they work in all kinds of locations.
2. Traditional Farmhouse
Farmhouse style is white hot right now! But, what IS farmhouse style? What defines it? How do we get the look? Do you have to live on a farm? Let’s start out by saying that farmhouse style is more of an attitude or a way of life than a style these days. Once farmhouse style was distinguished by 3 key elements… rural location, functional porches and formal and informal living space! Today there are lots of fun decor element that bring the warm, simple and savvy farmhouse look to almost any home.
3. Modern Glass House
Architects and designers have perfected the concept of a glass-walled home, making it a popular option for homeowners with modernist tastes and a desire to be at one with their surroundings.
4. Tudor Style
You probably hear people identify this asymmetrical style of architecture by one word—Tudor—but Tudor Revival may be more accurate.
5. Contemporary Set in Nature
When imagining a home set in a natural landscape, a lodge or ranch architectural style may spring to mind. But more and more contemporary house plans are being built in natural settings. The contrast between the stark geometry of a modern-style home and the soft lines of nature appeals to many designers and homebuyers. The term contemporary architecture is also applied to a range of styles of recently built structures and space which are optimized for current use. The concept of modernism is a central theme in the efforts of 20th century modern architecture. Gaining global popularity especially after the Second World War, architectural modernism was adopted by many architects and architectural educators, and continued as a dominant architectural style for institutional and corporate buildings into the 21st century.
6. True Original
Now we know that Houzzers like traditional, and they like a modern take on a farmhouse, a classic farmhouse, Tudor style, modern and contemporary. But Houzzers also like the unclassifiable. With its contemporary angles and nods to more traditional styles. It doesn’t represent a trend; it represents being unique. This list shows that we are all individuals with our own tastes and that our style is about choosing what speaks to us, sparks a memory, and makes us feel comfortable and happy. That’s what home is.