The components that make up a classic American home has transformed over the years. Yet, some of these design elements are still used in modern homes.
Here’s a look at how home exteriors have evolved throughout the years.
Dark-colored clapboard with contrasting white trim around windows and doors were popular in the early twentieth century. This time also saw the rise of the Craftsman home. This home-style features triangular columns, gabled roofs, muted colors and wide porches.
A classic 1920s home has an exterior mix of stone and clapboard. In the 1930s, “barn red” vertical cladding and white dutch doors were widely used in farmhouses. Classic Cape Cod homes were popular in the World War II era. The exterior details of these homes pretty subtle.
Unique silhouettes, sleek lines, huge windows and bright colors are prevalent exterior home elements in the mid-1900s. The Americana and Colonial trends of the 1960s were often seen on the home exteriors. A classical home in this decade has shutters, white clapboard siding and cupolas. Eccentric exteriors, neutral stucco and a mix of windows defined the 1980s whereas the 1990s had a more streamlined and simpler look.
2000s to 2010s
In the 2000s, neutral colors are preferred for the exterior walls, and bold-colored doors are used as a contrast to the muted siding. Today, designers are more focused on timeless elements. Fiber cement can be designed to look like traditional materials, but with more durability and reduced maintenance. For instance, HardieShingle® resembles the look of classic cedar, but it doesn’t rot, warp or crack like natural wood. Cool-toned shingles are popular today as are retractable doors and windows.
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