I have always been a little interested in the different styles of homes and their periods but have only learned a little from watching HGTV, while on furloughs :0). Anyhow, we're in Ohio now and I am loving the variety of homes in the area. It seems like every other home is from a different period and I was baffled. I mean, I do know what the Victoria home looks like, but I didn't know that there are 4 different periods of Victorian homes.
I've recently learned about the Georgian style house.
and the Colonials are pretty easy to spot too.
But what about all the others; like the one below.
Or this beauty.
and this country cutie?
There are so many that I have no idea what they are.
The Abrams Guide to American House Styles. AWESOME!!
I have had so much fun reading this book and finding matching styles along the way. (yes I'm a little weird that way and I do think it's fun) This book is so full of info and is really a beginners dummy guide. It's not exhaustive by any means but it's a great jumping off point.
Sadly, it won't shed any light into styles below but for the normal, sometimes boring world of American homes this book is a keeper!
No, the photo isn't upside down! :0)
Oh yea and just think how smart you will look while out garage-selling with girlfriends when you say, "Oh wow, look at that Stick Style Victorian. I tend to lean towards the late Georgian styles." HA! how fun!