What style of home best defines an “American” home? The folks over at Realtor.com took a look at the different architectural styles of homes all across the country as well as their median prices. What style that is most prevalent? The ranch home – which is the most popular style in 29 of 50 states and can be built quickly, inexpensively and easily customized. That was followed by the Traditional, which, not surprisingly, tends to dominate the South.
“Most regional architectural styles in the United States have their roots both in history and in the environment: They grew out of the types of building materials, such as stone, wood, or clay (for bricks), that were readily available during the early period of development, and the climates that these homes were constructed to withstand, says architect Mark Hogan of OpenScope Studio in San Francisco.”