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    BAY AND GABLE. The most prominent feature is the large bay window that usually covers more than half of the front of the house, surmounted by a gable roof. The classic bay and gable is a red brick semi-detached structure that is two and a half storeys tall, though many variations also exist. It was one of the most common forms of house built in late nineteenth and early twentieth century Toronto.

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A SALTBOX is a building with a long, pitched roof that slopes down to the back, generally a wooden frame house. A saltbox has just one story in the back and two storeys in the front. The flat front and central chimney are recognizable features, but the asymmetry of the unequal sides and the long, low rear roof line are the most distinctive features of a saltbox, which takes its name from its resemblance to a wooden lidded box in which salt was once kept.

The MAR DEL PLATA STYLE chalets were at first the production of builders with a great experience in the building of the eclectic style mansions for summer, but without the skills of a real technician. The chalet marplatense is the translation of the main characteristics of the eclecticism to the domestic space: quartzite stoned facades, mission or French tiles, gable roofs, dormers, chimneys, prominent eaves and front porches.

A GARRISON style of house, typically two stories with the second-story overhanging in the front. The traditional ornamentation is four carved drops (pineapple or acorn shape) below the overhang. Garrisons usually have an exterior chimney at the end. Older versions have casement windows with small panes of glass, while later versions have double-hung windows. The second-story windows often are smaller than those on the first floor. Dormers often break through the cornice line.

TUDOR house plans are drawn loosely from late medieval English homes. The term "Tudor Revival" in American architecture generally covers the blend of a variety of elements of late English medieval styles, including Elizabethan and Jacobean. Most Tudor house plans have stucco or masonry exteriors that are accented by ornamental half-timbering, massive chimneys and steep gable roofs. Other common features include arched entries and tall, narrow window groups.

The FEDERAL home style is a neoclassical style from the late 18th-early 19th century which in many respects resembles the Georgian type home. However, where the Georgian home tends to be more Spartan, the Federal home adds detail, such as decorative garlands, a semicircular fanlight over the front door, or decorative shutters. They tend to feature low pitched or flat roofs, symmetrically arranged windows around a doorway in the center, and elliptical or circular windows.

QUEEN ANNE style: a sweep of steps leading to a carved stone door-case, rows of painted sash windows in boxes set flush w/the brickwork, stone quoins emphasizing corners, a central triangular pediment set against a hipped roof with dormers, typically box-like "double pile" plans, 2 rooms deep. fine brickwork, often in W/crisply-painted white woodwork, or blond limestone detailing oriel windows,corner towers, deeply shadowed entrances, broad porches

The refined Georgian Colonial style continues to shape our homes today. 1690s - 1830: Georgian Colonial House Style; A British Style Takes Root in the New World. Spacious and comfortable, Georgian Colonial architecture reflected the rising ambition of a new country. The symmetrical, orderly Georgian style became prominent in Colonial America.

FARMHOUSE is a general term for the main house of a farm. It is a type of building or house which serves a residential purpose in a rural or agricultural setting. Most often, the surrounding environment will be a farm. Many farm houses are shaped like a T. The perpendicular section is referred to as the ell.

DUTCH COLONIAL REVIVAL Style Home. The most characteristic feature is the distinct sloping roof. Properly named a gambrel, this roof style is symmetrical design with a steep loer angle and a shallow upper angle near the joining pint or top of the roof...often times sen on barns, leading many to refer to a Dutch colonial house as a "Barn Style" house.

CREOLE COTTAGE is indigenous to the Gulf Coast of the USA. 2 features are: The full front porch is believed to originate from the Caribbean while the high gabled roof, the ridge is parallel to the street. One or two main rooms may open directly onto the porch. They often feature an interior chimney that pierces the ridge line of the roof, with back-to-back fireplaces serving two rooms. It has a raised basement level & the front of the buildings are most often situated up to the property line.

CONCH HOUSE: Developed in Key West, FL in the 19th century & rarely elsewhere in Florida, into the early 20th century. Attributed to immigrants from the Bahamas is built of wood, & set on posts or piers, which allows air to circulate under the floor. They're rectangular, of 1 or 2 floors, & have a porch across the full width of the front of the house (both floors if the house has 2floors). Horizontal clapboarding, low gabled or hip roofs, & double-hung sash windows & metal or shingle roofs.

COLONIAL REVIVAL: usually being 2 stories in height w/the ridge pole running parallel to the street, a symmetrical front facade w/an accented doorway & evenly spaced windows on either side of it. Features that make it distinguishable from colonial period houses of the similar style of the early 19th century are elaborate front doors, often with decorative crown pediments & overhead fanlights & sidelights, but w/ machine-made woodwork that had less depth & relief than earlier handmade versions.

CHâTEAUESQUE - The style frequently features buildings incongruously ornamented by the elaborate towers, spires, & steeply-pitched roofs of sixteenth century châteaux, (themselves influenced by late Gothic & Italian Renaissance architecture). As a revival style, bldgs in the châteauesque style do not attempt to completely emulate a French château. Châteauesque bldgs are typically built on an asymmetrical plan w/an exceedingly broken roof-line & a facade composed of advancing & receding planes.

CATSLIDE COTTAGE: A pitched roof covering one side of a building and continuing at the same pitch over a rear extension.

CASTLE: a large fortified building or complex of buildings, usually with tall solid walls, battlements, and a permanent garrison, built especially during the Middle Ages; especially in the 18th and 19th centuries, a large magnificent house built to resemble a fortified castle of the past; the building, property, or place to which somebody, especially the owner, turns for privacy or refuge.

CALIFORNIA BUNGALOW: known as Californian Bungalows (CA) in Australia and are commonly called simply bungalows in America, are a form of residential structure that were widely popular across America &, to some extent, the world around the years 1910 to 1939. CA are 1 or 1½ story houses, w/sloping roofs & eaves w/unenclosed rafters, & typically feature a gable (or an attic vent designed to look like one) over the main portion of the house.

BROCH: an Iron Age drystone hollow-walled structure of a type found only in Scotland. Brochs include some of the most sophisticated examples of drystone architecture ever created, and belong to the classification "complex Atlantic Roundhouse" devised by Scottish archaeologists in the 1980s.

BAY-AND-GABLE: The most prominent feature is the large bay window that usually covers more than half of the front of the house, surmounted by a gable roof. The classic bay and gable is a red brick semi-detached structure that is two and a half stories tall, though many variations also exist. It was one of the most common forms of house built in late nineteenth and early twentieth century Toronto.

AMERICAN FOURSQUARE - The hallmarks of the style include a basically square, boxy design, two-and-one-half stories high, usually with four large, boxy rooms to a floor, a center dormer, and a large front porch with wide stairs. The boxy shape provides a maximum amount of interior room space, to use a small city lot to best advantage. Other common features included a hipped roof, arched entries between common rooms, built-in cabinetry, and Craftsman-style woodwork.

European Traditional

Country home with lovely wrap around porch.

Santa Claus style

A turquoise Victorian house. Too beautiful not to pin.