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Posted by North Shore Real Estate Home Team on 6/27/2017

The average person doesn’t need to know much about the different architectural styles to determine whether or not they like a home. We’ve all heard likely heard of ranch and colonial style homes, and could probably identify them without much help.

However, America is filled with homes that are inspired by numerous cultures, their styles spanning centuries of innovation. America is a melting pot and its houses are no exception. As a result, many homes are a blend of styles.

The McMansion

Some style blends are more successful than others. The term “McMansion” has been used to describe a type of large house that is being developed across the country. These houses typically are an assortment of features that can’t really be called a cohesive style. Another way to think of a McMansion is like choosing items off of a dollar menu--they might not fit together in a particularly tasteful way, but they’re all things you crave.

That being said, there are many styles that share similarities with McMansions that architects consider to be postmodern or “New American.” These homes are often a combination of Traditional style homes and other styles such as Greek Revival and cottage style.

Style isn’t just for looks

The style of early American architecture was heavily inspired by factors like climate and available resources. New England colonial houses were and still are built with steep roofs to shed the heavy load of snow in the winter time.

In the southwest, homes were built with adobe, or sun-dried bricks, due to the lack of other building materials. But also, adobe stays cool even on the scorching summer days faced by the southwest region of the country.

In architecture, as in all sciences, form follows function. So, it’s a good idea to keep these factors in mind when you’re shopping for your next home.

The most common styles

We’ve only just scratched the surface of the hundreds of home styles that are to be found across the country. Building such a list would require a full-length book. So here, we’re just going to mention some of the most common house architectural styles throughout the United States.

  • Cape Cod. This early colonial home style has changed a bit over the years, becoming bigger and incorporating additions and garages. However, one aspect that most Cape Cod houses have in common is the symmetry between the doors and windows. Cape style houses have two windows on the left, a front door in the center, and two windows on the right. The siding was traditionally made from wooden shingles, but in modern day they can be made from a number of materials, including stone, brick, and vinyl.

  • Revival. Revival houses attempt to bring back certain characteristics of historical buildings. Greek revival is common in affluent suburbs of the United States. They are typically painted white, include large white columns at the entry way, and are at least two floors. Gothic Revival omits the columns and adds ornate trim along its steep roof edges. They are typically made from brick, especially dark red in color.

  • Dutch Colonial. The most obvious indicator that you might be looking at a Dutch style house is the roof which usually has two different pitch angles and flared eaves. These homes originated in New York and New Jersey but have since spread across the Mid-Atlantic and New England areas of the United States.

  • Craftsman. Originating in Southern California, the craftsman style home is a bit trickier to identify than more traditional styles. However, they’re making a big comeback due to their notable interior designs. This includes exposed roof rafters, detailed interior woodwork, and large, single-paned windows that let in lots of natural light.




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Posted by North Shore Real Estate Home Team on 6/26/2017

This Single-Family in Middleton, MA recently sold for $1,150,000. This Colonial style home was sold by North Shore Real Estate Home Team - RE/MAX On the River, Inc..


14 Shipley Court, Middleton, MA 01949

Single-Family

$1,179,000
Price
$1,150,000
Sale Price

9
Rooms
4
Beds
3/1
Full/Half Baths
Beautiful, immaculate custom built Colonial situated on cul-de-sac features 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths. 1st level offers large foyer open to formal living and dining rooms, perfect for entertaining. The open concept eat-in kitchen w/ upgraded ss appliances and large center island flows into large family room w/ stone fp and french doors that lead to a beautiful spacious sunroom w/ so much natural light. The lower level is finished with a home office and half bath. The 2nd level presents an inviting master bedroom with gas fireplace for the perfect escape. Master bath w/ jacuzzi tub and tiled shower w/ lrg. custom walk-in closet. 2nd level is finished w/ spacious laundry rm., princess suite, and 2 additional bedrooms w/ jack and jill bath. Trex deck overlooks private backyard, 3 car garage, and huge basement ready to be finished. So many beautiful features!

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Posted by North Shore Real Estate Home Team on 6/26/2017


38 School St., Beverly, MA 01915

Condo

$245,000
Price

4
Rooms
2
Beds
1
Baths
Superb Location! You'll find priceless views of Bass River from your own deck, three blocks from the Beverly Depot Commuter, and within walking distance to Cummings Center. Modern Kitchen with stainless steel appliances/granite counters and slider to private deck. Hardwood floors and in-unit laundry. Storage available within private attic and common basement. Deeded one car parking and additional parking on the street. New Roof 2017. Any offers will be responded to by the Seller no later than Friday, June 30.
Open House
Wednesday
June 28 at 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM
Group Showings: Wednesday 4:30 - 6 Thursday 3 - 5
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Posted by North Shore Real Estate Home Team on 6/26/2017


38 School St., Beverly, MA 01915

Condo

$245,000
Price

4
Rooms
2
Beds
1
Baths
Superb Location! You'll find priceless views of Bass River from your own deck, three blocks from the Beverly Depot Commuter, and within walking distance to Cummings Center. Modern Kitchen with stainless steel appliances/granite counters and slider to private deck. Hardwood floors and in-unit laundry. Storage available within private attic and common basement. Deeded one car parking and additional parking on the street. New Roof 2017. Any offers will be responded to by the Seller no later than Friday, June 30.
Open House
Wednesday
June 28 at 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM
Group Showings: Wednesday 4:30 - 6 Thursday 3 - 5
More Open Houses
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Location: 38 School St., Beverly, MA 01915    Get Directions

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Posted by North Shore Real Estate Home Team on 6/26/2017

This Single-Family in Boxford, MA recently sold for $1,130,000. This Colonial style home was sold by North Shore Real Estate Home Team - RE/MAX On the River, Inc..


61A Oak Ridge Rd, Boxford, MA 01921

West Boxford

Single-Family

$1,175,000
Price
$1,130,000
Sale Price

12
Rooms
4
Beds
4/2
Full/Half Baths
This resort-like home and yard is meant to be enjoyed by all. Completely disconnect and relax with casual poolside living in this beautifully landscaped yard, heated pool, adjoining patio and oversized covered porch. Private 6+ acre lot still has extra room for entertainment & play areas. An expansive open floor plan works for all to include 1900 sf in the lower level for indoor recreational activities or whatever you dream up. Retreat to your grand master suite with private balcony, huge walk in closet and gas FP. An en-suite bedroom with bath is perfect for guests. Energy efficient solar heat supplies hot water usage & heats the pool (saving approx $1500 per year). Property incl. whole-house generator. Location offers easy access to the train station (approx, 10 min.), nearby Brooks School, West Boxford Village Store, Benson's Ice Cream, Butcher Boy and Fine restaurants are within 7 min. away. You'll find plenty of reasons to enjoy this property no matter what time of the year

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