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Fri Jul 16, 2021, 05:23 PM

What's your preferred style of house?

I hope this graphic of architectural styles opens large enough that you can zoom in on it and read it. Quite a handy little overview.


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Reply What's your preferred style of house? (Original post)
True Dough Jul 2021 OP
I_UndergroundPanther Jul 2021 #1
TexasBushwhacker Jul 2021 #43
Wicked Blue Jul 2021 #44
I_UndergroundPanther Jul 2021 #46
Lars39 Jul 2021 #2
True Dough Jul 2021 #9
Botany Jul 2021 #3
viva la Jul 2021 #18
Botany Jul 2021 #20
wnylib Jul 2021 #36
Ahpook Jul 2021 #52
Siwsan Jul 2021 #4
Kali Jul 2021 #5
viva la Jul 2021 #6
sarge43 Jul 2021 #11
femmedem Jul 2021 #7
viva la Jul 2021 #19
femmedem Jul 2021 #23
viva la Jul 2021 #30
sarge43 Jul 2021 #8
Scottie Mom Jul 2021 #24
sarge43 Jul 2021 #27
Scottie Mom Jul 2021 #28
pansypoo53219 Jul 2021 #38
Scottie Mom Jul 2021 #26
LSparkle Jul 2021 #10
LakeArenal Jul 2021 #12
MLAA Jul 2021 #22
Chainfire Jul 2021 #13
TreasonousBastard Jul 2021 #14
AZSkiffyGeek Jul 2021 #15
Hoyt Jul 2021 #16
Effete Snob Jul 2021 #17
madamesilverspurs Jul 2021 #21
discntnt_irny_srcsm Jul 2021 #25
Kali Jul 2021 #29
discntnt_irny_srcsm Jul 2021 #31
Tikki Jul 2021 #32
True Dough Jul 2021 #35
MissB Jul 2021 #33
smirkymonkey Jul 2021 #34
pressbox69 Jul 2021 #37
True Dough Jul 2021 #39
FakeNoose Jul 2021 #40
Aristus Jul 2021 #41
NNadir Jul 2021 #42
patricia92243 Jul 2021 #45
IrishEyes Jul 2021 #47
Vinca Jul 2021 #48
yellowdogintexas Jul 2021 #49
jmowreader Jul 2021 #50
mopinko Jul 2021 #51

Response to True Dough (Original post)

Fri Jul 16, 2021, 05:29 PM

1. Anything with no freaking stairs.

I hate going up and down stairs and If I could buy a house I want everything on one floor. Or if I have to have a second floor I want it to have a catwalk above the main room and wide not steep stairs. I also like open floorplans and cool looking turrets, weird shaped rooms and fireplaces hearths and glassed in sunrooms. Like stone on the outside , no colonials for me.

What kind of house would that be? I dunno.

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Response to I_UndergroundPanther (Reply #1)

Sat Jul 17, 2021, 06:13 PM

43. No kidding

I've never been that crazy about 2 stories anyway, but my knees just don't like stairs anymore.

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Response to I_UndergroundPanther (Reply #1)

Sat Jul 17, 2021, 06:31 PM

44. Same here

I hate stairs.

I nearly got killed falling down the stairs in our house last year. My foot got caught under me and was almost completely severed. Took me 5 months to walk again, and I still have bruises, scars and a metal plate in my right ankle.

And earlier this year, the wife of our long-time family doctor actually died falling on stairs.

Unfortunately almost everything I see being built in recent years has at least two levels, if not three. I can't understand how anyone can stand living in a townhouse.

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Response to Wicked Blue (Reply #44)

Sun Jul 18, 2021, 01:38 PM

46. My apartment has 21 stairs to get to my

Level. The stairs are metal edged cement.

I tweak everytime I walk down them.

I know if I fell down them I would be dead or seriously fucked up,my spine and neck already have bone spurs and nerve damage from being hit by a car..

And these are low income/ disabled apartments.

Sometimes I think assholes who hate disabled people create these complexes and nobody gives a shit because well, money.

I have tried and tried to get a ground floor apartment here and one never opens up.

And I don't have section 8 so I can't move out and I don't drive and even if I got section 8 I could not afford movers or move myself.

Wish I could win the Powerball and get like 20 million,than I could afford my healthcare and a home. And have leftovers to help fight for gblt rights,disability rights,help out the mentally ill and save lots of animals.

Maybe I would buy or build homes and let only the mentally ill rent them and keep the rich people and dark triad personalities and addicts and drug dealers out. And make It available with transportation and a great clubhouse and an on call therapist. And maybe a staff member in the clubhouse to help them get to the hospital or to talk to someone having issues at midnight who at that moment feels they don't want to be alone.
And movers to help people move in or out.

The rich can go buy thier own shit.Fuck them and the psychopaths.

They will never be part of my program.

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Response to True Dough (Original post)

Fri Jul 16, 2021, 05:30 PM

2. It's not opening as a link....fuzzy when zoomed

on my I pad.

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Response to Lars39 (Reply #2)

Fri Jul 16, 2021, 05:41 PM

9. Maybe if you try it from here:

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Response to True Dough (Original post)

Fri Jul 16, 2021, 05:31 PM

3. This

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Response to Botany (Reply #3)

Fri Jul 16, 2021, 06:13 PM

18. Love it

Nothing like stone and golden wood.

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Response to viva la (Reply #18)

Fri Jul 16, 2021, 06:35 PM

20. That golden wood is American Chestnut.

It literally glows. The cabins were built in the 1930s as a CCC project. New Germany State Park
in the mountains of Western MD.

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Response to Botany (Reply #3)

Fri Jul 16, 2021, 11:36 PM

36. Looks like the Ingalls house

on Little House on the Prairie.

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Response to Botany (Reply #3)

Sun Jul 18, 2021, 09:24 PM

52. Yes

I hope to build an A frame house with a log cabin motif.

Warm and cozy

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Response to True Dough (Original post)

Fri Jul 16, 2021, 05:35 PM

4. A Craftsman Cottage

My brother lived in one, when he was in Glendale, CA. I LOVED that house. Perfect layout, not too big, not too small, nice stone front fireplace, 2 bedrooms and a BIG kitchen in the back of the house (I hate kitchens in the front of a house).

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Response to True Dough (Original post)

Fri Jul 16, 2021, 05:36 PM

5. kind of like the French styled ranch but with less rise to the roof and more porch around it

look up old Australian homesteads. that. love those old Victorians but wouldn't want to do the maintenance.

flat roof adobe Spanish colonials are nice if it never rains.

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Response to True Dough (Original post)

Fri Jul 16, 2021, 05:36 PM

6. The classic American bungalow

My neighborhood has many of these, ca 1920s.
Beautiful, sturdy, functional.

American Bungalows (Midwest)

https://www.pinterest.com/pin/498773727453274801/

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Response to viva la (Reply #6)

Fri Jul 16, 2021, 05:45 PM

11. Agree. Cozy and welcoming. n/t

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Response to True Dough (Original post)

Fri Jul 16, 2021, 05:37 PM

7. I love my little front gable Greek Revival house.

I know that someday I'll be too old to climb the stairs to the upstairs bedroom, but for now it's perfect. Most of the houses in my neighborhood (in a small Connecticut coastal city) are either Greek Revival or Italianate. I love walking past these houses on my way to and from work.

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Response to femmedem (Reply #7)

Fri Jul 16, 2021, 06:14 PM

19. pic?

It sounds lovely.

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Response to viva la (Reply #19)

Fri Jul 16, 2021, 06:47 PM

23. I'm hesitant because then I would be potentially less anonymous on a political forum. But:

Here is a link to a street near mine which is full of very similar houses. http://elfritze.blogspot.com/2014/12/starr-st.html

And welcome to Democratic Underground!

Edited to add: the bungalow in the photo you posted is beautiful. If I was choosing a house without context, that might be my choice, too. My choice is influenced by my neighborhood and my city's history.

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Response to femmedem (Reply #23)

Fri Jul 16, 2021, 08:17 PM

30. Gorgeous street!

The houses are so elegant and austere.

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Response to True Dough (Original post)

Fri Jul 16, 2021, 05:38 PM

8. A craftsman with a full roofed front porch and attached garage. n/t

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Response to sarge43 (Reply #8)

Fri Jul 16, 2021, 06:51 PM

24. This ☝🏼with a Scottie on the porch!

Love Craftsman homed! ❤️

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Response to Scottie Mom (Reply #24)

Fri Jul 16, 2021, 07:24 PM

27. A Golden Retriever for me

But yes, a front porch is not complete without a dog.

My neighbor has a beautiful craftsman. I wouldn't sell my soul for that house, but I might consider renting it out.

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Response to sarge43 (Reply #27)

Fri Jul 16, 2021, 07:31 PM

28. You and me both.

Ever watch Bargain Mansions? Great old homes in Kansas City.

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Response to Scottie Mom (Reply #28)

Sat Jul 17, 2021, 02:41 AM

38. ican't because i usually DETEST what she does. mdern this modern that. white white white +

MORE FUCKING WHITE!!!!! i grew up in a 1912ish duplex w/ great flow, family in a arts + crafts bungalow. i like time travel. now in a mostly 1926 tudor outside, spanish hollywood inside w/ deco bits + tile + more tile. WHY DO PEOPLE REMOVE IT???? OK, upstairs is baby pink + blue, but the ornamental stripe is great. paint the upper bit red or navy or wine......there was this one estate sale i did, was so cool. transom windows, the kitchen even had an ash disposal. ok, the bathroom was scary small.

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Response to sarge43 (Reply #8)

Fri Jul 16, 2021, 07:04 PM

26. This ☝🏼with a Scottie on the porch!

Love Craftsman homes! ❤️

Edit for typo.

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Response to True Dough (Original post)

Fri Jul 16, 2021, 05:43 PM

10. One story, central AC, laundry in house

Hoping to get all of that at some point. Style isnít that important to me except NO WALLPAPER.

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Response to True Dough (Original post)

Fri Jul 16, 2021, 05:51 PM

12. Young I loved a two story Cape Cod.

Then I dreamed of a craftsman bungalow.

I lived in an A-frame for 35 years.

Now with hip replacements and bad knees, a ranch with a view. Laundry near bedroom.

Here is our view from our little home with no steps.




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Response to LakeArenal (Reply #12)

Fri Jul 16, 2021, 06:40 PM

22. Beautiful!

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Response to True Dough (Original post)

Fri Jul 16, 2021, 05:57 PM

13. My favorites are the Victorian style from the late 1800s and early 1900s.

I lived in one as a kid and it was a cool old house. You have to be a millionaire to modernize one with the creature comforts we desire today. I would never have another house without covered porches front and back. Neither would I ever live in a place where you couldn't pee in your front yard without raising the ire of the neighbors and police. You need porches for sitting under the ceiling fan drinking mint julips, reading a good book, and throwing rocks at the cat.

We built our final home in the late 90s and I am not sure what style it is, but I like it. When I move, it will be to a coffin.

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Response to True Dough (Original post)

Fri Jul 16, 2021, 06:00 PM

14. It's not there and I forget what it's called, but there's that Spanish style of building around...

a central garden. I planned a "shipping container" house with five containers in a pentagon with the huge, covered, yard/patio in the middle. Little waterfalls, hot tub, and tropical fruit trees abound in there. Easier than rocks or adobe.

A friend of mine in Puerto Rico had a place like that, minus the roofed garden, and I stayed in a Spanish Parador of similar design on a mountain top that was marvelous.

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Response to True Dough (Original post)

Fri Jul 16, 2021, 06:02 PM

15. My grandparent's house

Built in the late 50s. Red brick, single story, 4 bedroom, 2 bath. Fully finished basement with an additional kitchen, bedroom, 1/2 bath, full size laundry room, den and activity room in it. Finished attic as well. Two fireplaces. Only change I'd make is central air and heat as well. Oh, and get rid of the carpeting - especially in the bathrooms - ew.
I had so many adventures in that house....

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Response to True Dough (Original post)

Fri Jul 16, 2021, 06:05 PM

16. Depends on the view. A small trailer with mountain, river, or ocean views

is fine with me.

My grandparents had an old house from 1940s with a pasture view. That was nice too.

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Response to True Dough (Original post)

Fri Jul 16, 2021, 06:08 PM

17. Brick

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Response to True Dough (Original post)

Fri Jul 16, 2021, 06:36 PM

21. Interesting.

Although I prefer a craftsman bungalow, the most amazing house I ever lived in was made of adobe. The walls were over a foot thick, and the inside temp was consistently comfortable. Tried to see if an adobe is included in the chart, but even squinting didn't help.


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Response to discntnt_irny_srcsm (Reply #25)

Fri Jul 16, 2021, 07:48 PM

29. there is one for sale near me

$400K, 15 plus acres, well is up and running and they have been into it. I think Ptah posted about it in the AZ group a while back.

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Response to Kali (Reply #29)

Fri Jul 16, 2021, 08:43 PM

31. As tempting as it would be to have you as a neighbor...

...you may need to sweeten the opportunity with a promise of an occasional breakfast or dinner. I'm thinking a silo in Southern AZ isn't likely to be getting too much Chinese food via Uber Eats.

BTW what's the internet situation like there? I'd probably need to work from home.

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Response to True Dough (Original post)

Fri Jul 16, 2021, 08:56 PM

32. I would love a single storey Hacienda Style home in Montecito CA



You know what...I would move there in a minute if________________.

Tikki

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Response to Tikki (Reply #32)

Fri Jul 16, 2021, 11:14 PM

35. That does look mighty appealing

The pool sure doesn't hurt either!

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Response to True Dough (Original post)

Fri Jul 16, 2021, 09:07 PM

33. I've had a foursquare

Which we referred to as a craftsman. Loved that home.

Our current home is also a craftsman style but itís not exactly a standard style. It was built in 1922, but the neighborhood tended to have sprawling homes so itís got a pretty big footprint (but not a huge amount of square feet).

Iíd love a one level ranch. But given house prices, I donít expect to ever sell this place.

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Response to True Dough (Original post)

Fri Jul 16, 2021, 10:10 PM

34. I prefer the Georgian or Federal styles.

Preferably a town house, or even an apartment in a town house. I love older homes having grown up in them. There is just something about them that I find comforting and aesthetically pleasing. I'm kind of an old soul, so maybe that has something to do with it.

I really hate modern architecture for the most part. I can appreciate some of it for what it is, but i would never want to live in a modern home. It feels soulless to me.

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Response to True Dough (Original post)

Sat Jul 17, 2021, 01:21 AM

37. Gregory.

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Response to pressbox69 (Reply #37)

Sat Jul 17, 2021, 05:45 AM

39. I figured Hugh'd say that!

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Response to True Dough (Original post)

Sat Jul 17, 2021, 01:43 PM

40. I like the fachwerk style that you see all over Germany, Switzerland and Austria



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Response to True Dough (Original post)

Sat Jul 17, 2021, 02:14 PM

41. Four walls, a roof, and enough room for all my books.

n/t

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Response to True Dough (Original post)

Sat Jul 17, 2021, 05:04 PM

42. Mine.



Personally I'm not interested in commercial yuppie type Yurts. I need an authentic one, preferably located on the Mongolia Steppes, but Kazakhstan will do in a pinch.

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Response to True Dough (Original post)

Sun Jul 18, 2021, 07:01 AM

45. Cheap and in a good neighborhood.

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Response to True Dough (Original post)

Sun Jul 18, 2021, 02:08 PM

47. Side Gabled Craftsman

I also like the cape cod and cottage style. I like small historic houses. I don't like the modern style or a house that is too big. Even if I had all the money in the world, I wouldn't want to live in a mansion.

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Response to True Dough (Original post)

Sun Jul 18, 2021, 02:10 PM

48. I've always wanted a Craftsman's Cottage. I could have probably bought one over the years if I

wanted to give up rural living - which I don't. There's still time to build a replica, though, I suppose, if the right land were to be found.

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Response to True Dough (Original post)

Sun Jul 18, 2021, 06:55 PM

49. my parents had a big Craftsman house with a 40 foot long front porch

there was another porch in the back and a small one which opened into two of the bedrooms. The prior home had burned, so when this one was built it included direct access to the outside from every room except the bathroom.

my husband and i had a similar one in indiana which we still miss even 32 years later.

I grew up around a lot of old farmhouses, mostly Victorian style. Porches, turrets, balconies etc.

after all that, i think my ideal house now would be a Low Country House. one story with a wraparound porch. If things work out we will move to AZ to live on our daughter's land near Prescott. She has a beautiful hilltop view so i would like that porch1!!

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Response to True Dough (Original post)

Sun Jul 18, 2021, 07:24 PM

50. Strangely enough...

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If I could find a World War II Army barracks at a decent price, I would take it. Youíve got two basically empty floors to deal with, and thereís a big bathroom on the first floor and a few little offices. Take one barracks, strip the interior to the studs and joists, and divide it up into kitchen, living and dining rooms on the first floor and bedrooms on the second.

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Response to True Dough (Original post)

Sun Jul 18, 2021, 09:16 PM

51. i was raised in a big red brick 4-square.

an historic home, in fact. if i could transport myself back to that house i would do it in a ny minute. it was lovely.

but now i live in a down-converted greystone 2flat. i've made many, many changes. my personal stamp is everywhere. i am it's history now.
34 yrs, and i can imagine leaving.

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