5 Architectural Designs Popular in New England Home Design

Certain types of architectural design have been popular in New England for generations. Sage Builders LLC can help you design and build a home that represents these styles that have come to be appreciated as characteristic of New England.

    • Second Empire: This style of house became extremely popular after the American Civil War. These large homes, typically two to four stories, incorporate dormers, large porches and rectangular towers. They often also include decorative details such as stained glass and intricate ironwork.
    • Queen Anne: Large and luxurious, the Queen Anne style was frequently built at the end of the 19th and beginning of the 20th centuries. They represent wealth, optimism and an interest in progress. The style can be asymmetrical and include several bay windows, towers, overhangs and porches.
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  • Colonial Revival: Colonial Revival homes were built primarily from the 1880s to the middle 1950s. It’s a popular architectural style both in New England and in other areas of the United States. Colonial Revival style became so commonplace that it was frequently seen in mid-1950s housing expansions and subdivisions.
  • Tudor Revival: Also common in the late 19th to mid-20th century, Tudor Revival homes display a touch of medieval England. The style usually includes a first floor constructed of brick or stone and a second or third story with timber or stucco siding. They commonly have brick chimneys, steep slate roofs and dormer windows.
  • Mid-Century Modern: Mid-Century Modern homes were a popular construction style in the middle years of the 20th century, particularly between 1933 and 1965. They can incorporate elements of both Frank Lloyd Wright architecture and Bauhaus style. They’re often plain but functional, with flat rooflines, large windows and spacious floor plans.

Let Sage Builders LLC help you determine what architectural design best meets all your needs while still maintaining that distinct New England character.

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