Homes built in the Victorian, Craftsman and Georgian styles are rich in architectural details, and whether built in 1880, 1920, or a modern interpretation, these homes give a sense of history, which is attractive to home buyers. The attention to even the smallest design elements makes every room special and make us want to call that space “home”.
Think about the home of the Brady Bunch and you’ll realize why this type home is so popular. Large open spaces with little decorative architecture mean ease of movement and flexibility. These homes generally have great potential for entertaining and multipurpose rooms. Built-in furniture (book cases, breakfast nooks, etc) save space, and large windows and sliding glass doors allow the outside in and make indoor-outdoor living spaces possible. Perhaps these qualities are the reason for the popularity of this type home, or maybe it takes us back to a more carefree time.
The Mediterranean style has always been popular, as this style incorporates architectural detail as well as open space for the perfect balance of elegant and casual living. This style of home has always been associated with the “rich and famous”, and is popular along the “homes of the stars” tours, and perhaps it is the association with a lavish or leisurely lifestyle that keeps these homes on the top of our list.