Pacific NW House Styles: Know Your Type

Pacific NW House Styles: Know Your Type

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Real estate investors who are familiar with common – and popular – house styles have a leg up on the competition when looking for investment properties.

The Seattle-metro region is home to a variety of house styles. Single family homes are defined by different features: roof, siding, windows, decorative elements. Test your architectural knowledge with our easy-reference checklist!

Common Pacific Northwest Home Styles

Queen Anne (1880s-1900) Steeply pitched, irregular roof. Decorative ornamentation. Turrets and towers. Bay windows, multiple gables and dormers. Large, front-facing gable. Single story, wrap-around porch.

Craftsman Bungalow (1900-1920) Low-pitched, gabled roof; wide, overhanging eaves. Decorative, exposed gable brackets. Large, covered front porch under the roofline (sometimes enclosed) supported by square columns. Exposed natural material (river rock) and handcrafted stone or woodwork.

Tudor Revival (1920s-1930s) Steep, gabled roof. Decorative half-timbered/stucco or brick. Paned, casement windows.

Split-level (1950s-1970s) Low, pitched roof. Staggered floor levels with two sets of stairs. Entrance on middle floor; daylight basement; basement level with garage/driveway. Large picture window.

Seattle Box Foursquare (1900-1940s) Low angled hipped roof. Boxy frame. Off centered entrance under covered porch supported by blocky columns. Four rooms per floor. Two-and-a-half stories with a third story central dormer. Extended second floor bay windows. Large bay window on the main floor.

Modern Box (2008-present) Flat roof (sometimes featuring rooftop deck). Box frame. HardiePlank siding. Large windows.

Some dwellings draw on different architectural trends or styles and don’t neatly fit into any one category. And housing styles will continue to evolve.

Whatever you choose, invest in a quality-built, well-maintained home for the best return on your real estate dollar.

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