When choosing the design for your custom home, the overall style of it is an important decision. As interior designer and television personality Nate Berkus once said, “your home should tell the story of who you are, and be a collection of what you love.” What style reflects your personality? That can be a tough question to answer if you don’t know the options.
From Acadian-Southern and Charleston to contemporary and traditional, let’s take a look at eight of the most popular custom home styles you’ll find in Houston.
Prefer a comfortable, casual feel? Farmhouse styling is known for its generous porches, gabled roofs and warm, welcoming style. It’s not pretentious and has a natural look. Expect simple lines, spacious kitchens and interesting details like exposed beams.
A mix of traditional and modern design, transitional homes are both comfortable and classic. They stand out with clean, modern lines and other design features that strike the balance between traditional and contemporary.
This French-influenced style often has rooms arranged on either side of a central hallway and a kitchen at the back of the house—also known as a Colonial style. Acadian-Southern homes are known for their dormer windows, large front porches and gabled roofs.
Inspired by the city that gave it its name, Charleston-style homes stand out with their narrow street-facing entrances and piazzas that run the length of the home.
A broad category of styling, contemporary homes can showcase the very latest designs, or they can represent mid-century modern. Also known as contemporary-modern, this style is defined by its clean lines, minimal decor, glass accents and flat rooflines. Expect an open floor plan and combination indoor/outdoor living spaces.
Inspired by the early 20th century, craftsman homes are usually open concept as well and feature floor plans with tapered columns and a single dormer window. This style of home usually features a transitional porch to connect the cozy interiors with the iconic exterior.
7. New Orleans
Reminiscent of early 19th-century homes in New Orleans’ Garden District, this style of home usually features a large porch and ornate columns. Inside, you’ll find a beautiful double-gallery design and other attention-grabbing details.
Last, but definitely not least, traditional homes feature a classic design that gets inspiration from several American styles. Traditional homes are known for timeless elegance and may bring you back to memories from your childhood. Expect rich tones, ornate details and classic prints.
These are just a few of the custom home styles that are popular in Houston. To see what styles we can offer you, contact us today.