Architectural styles are plans where the exterior characteristics are influenced by the area of the world in which they originated. Architectural styles are influenced greatly by the materials indigenous to the region as well as the climate where they were created. Below are typical home styles you will find in Jonesboro, AR.
The Colonial home plan style was born with our country … that’s why the original examples are found in limited areas along the East coast. Since its first revival around the mid 1800's, this house style has always been popular. The Colonial house plan tradition still thrives today.
Many who think of the Cottage house plan as simply a small lake cabin or petite bungalow might be surprised to learn that the Cottage look translates easily to more generous dimensions. Cottage style home plans, large and small, have been credited with giving America the covered front porch. The Cottage house plans we offer have the picturesque details and inviting comforts of America’s storybook love affair with this style. The Cottage house plan can be of many architectural styles like Craftsman, Farm house, Mountain, French, English, ect. Cottage house plans will usually be built with warm material finishes like cedar shake, stone, wood lap siding and solid wood beams as well as brick and stucco finishes.
Craftsman style house plans are some of the oldest in America. Craftsman house plans date back to the late 1800's and early 1900's. The Craftsman home plan evolved from the early Bungalow style and usually had low pitched roofs and wide overhangs. The Craftsman house plan got its tag from the Craftsmanship of the local carpenter. Many of the gingerbread details of the Craftsman style home were left up to the carpenter on the job who took great pride in what he was able to create. One of the most recognizable features of the Craftsman house plan is the tapered boxed columns commonly found on a very spacious covered front porch. The Craftsman home plan will often have stone accents and cedar shake siding and warm wood details both inside and out.
European house plans are not necessarily a specific style but consist of an array of European house styles born out of the many countries in Europe and deeply rooted in their "Old World" traditions. European houses may consist of styles with a French influence such as French Country, French Chateauesque, French Provincial or many other French eclectic styles. European house styles also include designs with Mediterranean and Tuscany influences. Also included are designs with English influences such as English Tudor, English Country, English Manor as well a number of other eclectic English styles. European style houses also include Italian, Italianate and Spanish influences. Most European houses have design characteristics that were greatly influenced by the climate as well as materials such as stone and stucco which were indigenous to the specific region in which they originated. European houses also have a broad range of roof slopes with the steeper slopes being used on European houses that are exposed to large amounts of snow fall and colder climates, while the Mediterranean style house typically would have a much shallower roof slope and wide overhangs to control the hot sun since they are located in a much warmer climate with little rainfall. European houses are sometimes referred to as "Old World" houses. European homes are very desirable in Jonesboro, AR.