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3 Popular Architectural Home Styles

by Marquette Turner Luxury Homes

in Architecture, Design & Trends, Features, Variety

When you are in the market for a new home, especially a high-end luxury home, it pays to know exactly what style of architecture you are most interested in. After all, you could spend weeks looking for the right home because there are so many architectural styles to choose from. In order to narrow down your search a bit, why not first list what you are looking for in a home and then match those qualifications to the architectural styles most likely to complement those features. To give you a better idea how to go about this, let’s look at a few of the most popular home styles in today’s market.

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1. Contemporary Architecture in Today’s High End Market

In today’s high-end market, you will find that Contemporary Architecture is in high demand. While similar in design to Modern Architecture, there are some very distinct differences. What you will find with this particular style is lots of natural light, the use of recycled materials and energy efficiency as a high priority. With such a huge focus on the environment, the market for Contemporary Architecture is hot.

2. Large and Imposing Architecture and Grounds with Greek Revival

These homes were quite popular in the decades between 1830 through 1940. What will stand out most is that they are usually two stories high and the front porch is adorned with tall columns much like those found in the remains of ancient Greek temples. Some antebellum homes resemble Greek Revival Architecture, so if you want a better picture of what they look like in Minnesota, perhaps check out shots from Architectural Photography Minneapolis journals. These are some of the most in-demand high end luxury homes in suburban developments built on extremely large lots.

3. Mediterranean Architecture Best Suited to Southern Coastal Regions

Who but someone looking for high-end luxury homes would be looking for property along a southern coastline? When it comes to luxury properties, check out Mediterranean Architecture. This particular style was made quite popular during the early part of the last century in the years between WWI and WWII. This was a time when many within the ranks of the upper echelon spent long, lazy days on the Mediterranean and in Havana at resorts of a caliber we only hope to emulate today. Look for balconies, porticos and exquisite ornamental details which would probably include the use of those thick and heavy wooden doors. Don’t forget to check out the use of multi-colored tiles in earth tones that are such a huge feature in this type of architecture.

So, there you have three of the most popular architectural home styles for high-end luxury homes. Each is best suited to certain geographical locations, but really only a Mediterranean styled architecture might not work in the frigid interior sections of the north. When it comes to high-end luxury, think convenience and details in design. From energy efficiency to the use of natural materials, you will find that today’s high end homes, even those mirroring days gone by, will be cognizant of environmental issues. Get all that right and you will find the home of your dreams.

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