It’s hard not to be familiar with this style, popular in California, Florida, Texas, and southwestern states. The two-year Panama-California Exposition held between 1915 and 1917 in San Diego celebrated the completion of the Panama Canal and, with it, brought a growing interest in Spanish Colonial and Mediterranean style architecture. […]

If you’re a foodie-meets-architect-meets-tourist, your “sites and eats” list of New Orleans probably looks a bit like this, in no particular order: Creole cooking The French Quarter Beignets And shotgun houses. It’s hard to escape the quintessential housing type of the area. Regardless of where it appears on your list, […]

Balance, balance, balance – that’s the defining characteristic of the very formal French Provincial style. Drawing upon the homes of French nobility built in the mid- 1600s, these homes are reminiscent of chateaus and countryside manors of the time. They often sport a steep roof and balustrades on porches and […]

The American Craftsman style, or the American Arts and Crafts movement, began in the last years of the 19th century and are considered modern eclectic architecture. As a comprehensive design and art movement it remained popular into the 1930s and has continued with numerous revivals and restoration projects through present […]