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Modern House Styles

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Gropius House International Style

Most Modern (1900-1950) house styles of American architecture include familiar and very popular architects. This list includes Frank Lloyd Wright, Le Corbusier (Charles-Edouard Jeanneret), Charles and Henry Greene, Mies van der Rohe, and Walter Gropius just to name a few. There is no question that the styles of houses these architects designed were completely different from each. What they did have in common was an attempt to design inexpensive housing that was not only eye-pleasing and functional but could be built quickly to keep up with the fast paced affects of the industrial revolution.

Types of Modern Styles include: Prairie, Arts & Crafts (Craftsman), International, Art Moderne, Art Deco, and Ranch

See the Arts & Crafts (Craftsman) and Bungalow pages for more examples

 

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Modern Examples

Identifying Features

Dana-Thomas House Prairie Style
  1. Prairie Style
    Low-pitched roof, usually hipped and with widely overhanging eaves
    Detailing emphasizes horizontal lines
    Massive square porch supports
  2. Arts & Crafts (Craftsman) Style:
    Low-pitched gabled roof with wide, unenclosed eave overhang
    Roof rafters usually exposed
    Decorative beams or braces under gables
    Porch support bases extending to ground level
    Porch supports usually squared and sometimes slanting inward
  3. International Style:
    Flat Roof
    Windows usually metal casements set flush with outer walls
    No decorative detailing at doors or windows
    Smooth, Unornamented wall surface
    Asymmetrical Facade
  4. Ranch Style:
    Single Story
    Horizontal, rambling layout: Long, narrow, and low to the ground
    Rectangular, L-shaped, or U-shaped design
    Simple floor-plans

Prairie Style

Prairie Style

Bungalow

Prairie Style

International Style

International Style

Ranch Style

Ranch Style

Craftsman Bungalow Style

Arts & Crafts (Craftsman) Style

Craftsman Bungalow Style

Arts & Crafts (Craftsman) Bungalow Style

Craftsman Bungalow Style

Arts & Crafts (Craftsman) Style

Craftsman Bungalow Style

California Bungalow Style

 

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Modern Links

 

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Modern House Books

Archived Modern Example Listings

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charlotte, NC
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2004 Local Historic District Highlight Honorable Mention

1920 Craftsman Bungalow
1910 Sq. Ft.
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Gropius House

1937 International
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springfield, IL
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Old House Museum

Dana-Thomas House

circa 1903 Prairie Style
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Modern Elegance

1947 Ranch
1200 Sq. Ft.
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Historic District Gem

1940 Ranch
2328 Sq. Ft.
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