8 Timeless Styles for your Custom Home Design

December 2, 2023

What Architectural Style Will You Build?

When designing a custom home, architectural style provides an essential starting point for your dream home journey. As you begin thinking about building your dream home, take a look at our list of 8 timeless architectural styles for your custom home design.

 

1. Mid-Century Modern “The Thinker”

This thought-provoking design is experiencing a revival in everything from furniture to kitchenware and beyond. In new home construction, this style emphasizes function over form creating the signature minimalist aesthetic. Utilizing clean lines and industrial materials, an open floor plan is accented by large windows throughout. The energy of this classic home design beckons the outside in.

 

2. Mediterranean “The Traveler”

If you’ve ever dreamed of living in a breezy vineyard villa in Italy or Spain, this is the style for you. Wood, stone, and ceramic elements are the building blocks here. During the design process, you’ll be thinking warm stucco, bright terra cotta tiles, arched doorways, decorative accents, and airy spaces both indoors and outdoors. Settle into the breakfast nook for a cappuccino at sunrise and relax on the veranda with a glass of red wine at sunset.

 

3. Craftsman “The Artist”

As American as apple pie and as pretty as a painting, this style is easy on the eyes. Stunning in its simplicity, the aim of the design is to blend into the environment by using natural materials. Earth tones are a perfect complement to these bungalow or ranch style homes. The custom home design process will most certainly include covered porches, picture windows, fireplaces, and built-ins.

You can see for miles from every corner of the wraparound porch and when you ring the dinner bell, the whole family will come running.

4. Colonial “The President”

Imagine a grand central entrance, a dining room table with perfect place settings at each seat, and a formal sitting room perfect for parlor games. A hallmark of stability, the stately, rectangular style of this design is neat and symmetrical. You’ll find wood, brick and siding construction without, and formal spaces within. When working with your custom home designer on this style, your focus will be to create a perfect two story home suitable to entertain friends, family, and heads of state alike.

 

5. Victorian “The Queen”

Your home is your castle, and this style truly embraces that ideal. Fit for a queen, this design reaches to the heavens with curved towers and steep pitched roofs. When it becomes clear in the design process that a multi level home is for you, walk your designer through a whimsical courtyard up to a spindled side porch. Share a cup of tea across from the bay window and admire the ornate staircase banister.

 

6. Farmhouse “The Rancher”

Anywhere the pale horizon meets fields of gold, you’ll find this old world design. You can see for miles from every corner of the wraparound porch and when you ring the dinner bell, the whole family will come running. Styled as a cozy gathering place, the calling card of this straightforward design is a central great room with a huge hearth as the anchor. Enjoy the fruits of your custom design labor and kick up your heels after a long day’s work in this palatial custom home design.

Flexible interior spaces and exterior water features will allow you to easily navigate the calm seas of your handsome new home.

7. Rustic “The Pioneer”

When the natural world is your inspiration, even the raw and rugged is beautiful. From mountain lodges to wooded cabins, this casual style embraces the bravery of exploration. The final result will be both simple and bold; exposed beams, lofts, open spaces, and floor to ceiling windows. Using locally sourced materials will enhance the aesthetics of your new home as you blaze your own trail through the design process.

 

8. Coastal Contemporary “The Captain”

The concept of rhythm and movement give guidance to this custom style. Curved and rounded lines are typically used to create an easy relationship with the surrounding landscape. Your design may incorporate innovative materials and building methods that place an emphasis on sustainability. Flexible interior spaces and exterior water features will allow you to easily navigate the calm seas of your handsome new home.

 

While factors such as location, topography, landscaping, and functionality will factor into architectural style choices, your personal style is always at the heart of our custom home designs. Please reach out to Arnett Custom Homes today for guidance around which architectural style best suits your custom home design needs.

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