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Thursday, March 14, 2013

HOUSE STYLES

Now that I have decided to create a "neighborhood", I thought I should know more about the houses I am working with and those in general. I knew a little about architecture and house designs. My guess was that there was much much more to know. I knew I wanted a custom houses look and I didn't want a street with cookie cutter houses. I even considered changing a few things to change the style of a couple of them. That is where the research began.

It appears that three of my dollhouses are what is called "foursquare", which makes them look somewhat similar to one another.  I am still checking to see if that is correct. In my quest to learn, I came across this info. It is a list of house styles you might see anywhere in the United States even though some are traditionally regional/national styles. House Styles
 It is Wikipedia so take that into consideration. I still found it useful.

While it is not always necessary to go by the book, creativity makes things interesting, there are times when we do want to use style and period references in our work.

I hope this information was helpful!

Pretty basic with the notable foursquare look

This is the same as above except for the porch and additional roof area.




Even though this is much larger than the others it still has the basic look

15 comments :

  1. Hello from Spain: A very interesting and informative post on the facades of the houses. A very diverse neighborhood .. Keep in touch

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    1. Hi Marta!
      I am glad you enjoyed the post. :-)

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  2. Yes I can see the four squared part, but they are different in appearance. Does this make a difference? Thanks for stopping by...I always enjoy your visits! Have a lovely Friday! Hugs

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    1. Hi Loretta,
      Good to see you again.:-)
      They are the same style with personal twists. I would like to change them up as much as I can though.
      Wishing you sweet blessings :-)

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  3. Love all three houses. I'd heard the term foursquare before, but didn't attach it to home styles. Thanks for the info.

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    1. Hi Van,
      I just heard it yesterday! I have hears of a three corner hat! (Paul Revere lol)

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  4. Love your houses! Aim going to do a miniature house one of these days. I need to add it to my bucket list. Lol!

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    1. Hi Georgia Girl,

      Thanks! Get your house, but be careful! It is addictive...as you can see. LOL

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  5. A nice foursquare house is like rice and beans in Mexico: basic but satisfying. I once read that colonial style is the most common type of architecture in the US. I don't know if that's true, but I'll admit I like a white house with black shudders, basic and foursquare. Very satisfying.

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    1. HI there Eric!
      It was great meeting you in ATL! I was going to white stucco and add black shutters to another house until I bought the last white one. I like them just dont want all of them to be the same type of house. Rice and beans...yum! lol

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  6. Hello Grandmommy,
    I am excited about your neighborhood. I thinka dding bays, small extensions, and building materials on the exterior can make the houses look very different. One way or the other, i know you will blow us away.
    Big hug,
    Giac

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    1. Giac,
      Yes, I am excited about it too ! I went to go get the tables to set the neighborhood on but couldn't fit them in my daughter's SUV. I plan to get them soon and then start figuring out what will work in their locations. I hope you dont mind if I have to call on you for help at that stage!:-)
      Major hugs

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  7. Este vecindario tiene muy buen aspecto...seguiré los avances
    un besin
    Carolina

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    1. Hi Carolina,
      Gracias!Espero que disfrute de mirar mi progreso

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It is fun hearing from all of you!