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View Poll Results: What style of houses do you like best?
Contemporary or Modern style 2 20.00%
Gothic or Victorian style 2 20.00%
Neoclassical style 3 30.00%
Baroque style 0 0%
All of the above 2 20.00%
I don't like any of these styles 1 10.00%
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Old Jan 22nd 2012, 04:33 PM
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Gothic/Victorian, especially stone. I like the asymmetry and the turrets.

Contemporary is also nice, but there's so much variation there it's hard to say...

I've never really learned to appreciate the neo-classical style. It's just too... rectangular. They always make me think of banks.
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Old Jan 22nd 2012, 07:12 PM
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Log cabin - seriously. I'd could also go with Yurt or adobe but the climate is my ultimate decider. I've become very practical about these things as I've become attuned to how much energy is required to heat a given space. A yurt is probably the most comfortable structure I've lived in.
I would say your style/taste thus leans towards 'rustic'.
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Gothic/Victorian, especially stone. I like the asymmetry and the turrets.

Contemporary is also nice, but there's so much variation there it's hard to say...

I've never really learned to appreciate the neo-classical style. It's just too... rectangular. They always make me think of banks.
Yes, I agree with all of this.

Generally speaking, I prefer the Gothic/Victorian style with asymmetry and turrets. Neoclassical always looks too formally mansion-like. If I wanted a mansion, I want full-bore grand baroque with formal gardens and fountains!
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I would say your style/taste thus leans towards 'rustic'.
'Spartan' perhaps?
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I don't know that I'm attached to one style or another, per se. I'm more about the individual craftsmanship and design of a particular building and whether I find its lines pleasing.

In Denver, because of the relative youth of the city, we have a fair number of beautiful Victorians, so that's what I'm most accustomed to as far as the higher end older homes. Most of the more-recently built stuff is of less-than-adequate quality, with vast tracts of the same 4 houses.
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I don't know that I'm attached to one style or another, per se. I'm more about the individual craftsmanship and design of a particular building and whether I find its lines pleasing.

In Denver, because of the relative youth of the city, we have a fair number of beautiful Victorians, so that's what I'm most accustomed to as far as the higher end older homes. Most of the more-recently built stuff is of less-than-adequate quality, with vast tracts of the same 4 houses.
That's the Cleveland suburbs. Thousands and thousands of "war houses." Really quite a drag. Just another reason to move into the city, where houses were built 100+ years ago and still have some character.
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If I go by the provided examples solely then Modern is a definite number one, while the Gothic revival comes second. The other two are on 97,167,456th place or so.
But there are as many butt ugly examples of 'Modern' as there are attractive ones. I value these things on an individual basis.

A typical house around here looks like this:


Probably best called Flemish no-style
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If I go by the provided examples solely then Modern is a definite number one, while the Gothic revival comes second. The other two are on 97,167,456th place or so.
But there are as many butt ugly examples of 'Modern' as there are attractive ones. I value these things on an individual basis.

A typical house around here looks like this:


Probably best called Flemish no-style
Actually, a better term than "modernism" (which is a very specific style) is "contemporary" which is modernism without any style at all. It just describes the kind of houses that we tend to build these days that have no identifiable style, just form.

And I certainly agree - that Flemish "no-style" is indeed, very bland, boring and oh-so-typically common in (inner-city) suburbia. Outer suburbia usually has more "ranch-style" houses of similarly bland looks.
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I don't think any of your examples are aesthetically pleasing and whilst, that which you label Gothic/Victorian is the most pleasing style, it is not well proportioned of its kind.

Personally I prefer Oak Framed construction and a style you might call English cottage
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I don't think any of your examples are aesthetically pleasing and whilst, that which you label Gothic/Victorian is the most pleasing style, it is not well proportioned of its kind.

Personally I prefer Oak Framed construction and a style you might call English cottage
Something like this?

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