Back to School… Architectural Details

Designer Jane Lockhart shows us how to decipher between different architectural styles. Follow her simple tips to incorporate one of these styles on the exterior of your home.

 

FRENCH COUNTRY

This style is defined as a brick or stone two-storey home with shutters, gables, peeks and sometimes towers. They usually have shutters framing the windows and the shutters are painted in subtle tones.

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Project by RS Homes

GET THIS LOOK: Install windows with grills for a french country look.

 

VICTORIAN

This two to three-storey brick or stone home features ornamental details framing the multi-peaked edges of the roof. These homes also have porches with a steep pitch.

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Home Depot

GET THIS LOOK: Install gable pediments on your ‘ home

 

TUDOR

These two to three-storey homes have multi-peaked high-pitched roofs showcasing a mixture of brick and iconic stucco, with dark exposed beams.

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GET THIS LOOK: Add wrought iron detailing on the roof, windows and railings.

 

CRAFTSMAN

This style often has a lowpitched roof, large front porch and exposed wooden details such as beams.

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Designed by Nick Noyes Architecture

GET THIS LOOK: Affix wooden shingles to your home.

 

Text Jane Lockhart

Written by Canadian Home Trends

Canadian Home Trends

Canadian Home Trends magazine gives you a personal tour of the most stunning homes and condos across Canada. You’ll be inspired by a selection of accessible home décor products, trend reports, simple yet stylish DIY projects, and much more. In each issue, you are given the tools to recreate designer spaces you’ve always dreamt of having at home, in-depth renovation and design advice, colour palette and furniture pairings, and Canada’s best places to shop.

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Canadian Home Trends magazine gives you a personal tour of the most stunning homes and condos across Canada. You'll be inspired by a selection of accessible home décor products, trend reports, simple yet stylish DIY projects, and much more. In each issue, you are given the tools to recreate designer spaces you've always dreamt of having at home, in-depth renovation and design advice, colour palette and furniture pairings, and Canada's best places to shop.

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