ARCHITECTURAL STYLES

Styles to suit every aesthetic.


TUDOR

Tudor homes are characterized by their steeply pitched gable roofs, elaborate masonry, embellished doorways, groupings of windows, and decorative half-timbering, this left an exposed framework with the spaces between the timbers filled with masonry or stucco.

IDENTIFYING FEATURES:

  • Steep roof pitch
  • False half timbering or battens
  • Repetitious window patterns
  • Stucco or Masonry clad walls

MODERN ELEMENTS:

  • Front facing steep gable rooflines
  • Flat roof accents
  • 1’-0” to 1’-6” overhangs
  • Large simple columns
  • Modern door
  • Modern garage door


ARTS AND CRAFTS

The Arts & Crafts style used cold forms and strong colours that were based on medieval designs. The style was simple in form, without excessive decoration and expressed the quality of the materials used that resulted in a rustic effect.

IDENTIFYING FEATURES:

  • Steep roof pitch
  • Predominately gable rooflines
  • Multiple types of gable treatment
  • Masonry

MODERN ELEMENTS:

  • Minimum main roof pitch 7/12
  • Flat roof accents
  • Unique entry features
  • Large windows in a modern configuration
  • Strong accent materials
  • Modern Garage Door


PRAIRIE

Prairie style homes are an architectural style that was developed by a creative group of architects led by Frank Lloyd Wright and known as the “Prairie School”. Prairie style homes have strong lineal lines with low angled roof pitches.

IDENTIFYING FEATURES:

  • Low, sloped hip rooflines
  • Simple trim
  • Large windows in a symmetrical pattern
  • Smooth masonry finish
  • Horizontal elements
  • Smooth masonry finish

MODERN ELEMENTS:

  • 2’-0” overhangs
  • Low sloped 4/12 pitched roofs (steeper roof pitches will be allowed for narrower homes)
  • Large windows in a modern configuration


MODERN

Modern architecture is generally characterized by using a simple building form and creating the theme for the structure by using large angled roof lines and the expansive use of glass. Along with the use of traditional and contemporary materials are elements in modern architecture.

IDENTIFYING FEATURES:

  • Flats or angled rooflines
  • Large expansive use of glass
  • Unique materials
  • Unusual widow configurations

MODERN ELEMENTS:

  • Flat roof accents
  • Metal Trellis
  • Large modern windows
  • Modern entry door
  • Modern garage door