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20 Common Home Styles Found in Western North Carolina


 

ARTS AND CRAFTS
 466 Elk Mountain Scenic Highway, Asheville
Listing Agent Warrene Williams
Sold, Off Market in 2021

COMMON ARTS & CRAFT HOME FEATURES
Low-pitched roof lines, usually a gabled roof, occasionally a hip roof
Deeply overhanging eaves
Exposed rafters or decorative brackets under eaves
Wide front porch beneath extension of main roof or front-facing gable
Tapered, square columns supporting porch roof
4-over-1 or 6-over-1 double-hung windows
Shingle roofs and siding
Hand-crafted stone and/or woodwork
Mixed materials throughout structure
 

BUNGALOW
44 Hollywood Street, Asheville
Listing Agent Joye King Steele
Sold, Off Market 2020

COMMON BUNGALOW HOME FEATURES
One or two level
Low-slung roof
Simple design
Cottage-like look
Found in older neighborhoods
Wide porches with tapered square columns
Small footprint
 

CAPE COD 31 Ambler Road, Asheville
Listing Agent Sandy Lindsey
Sold, Off Market 2020

COMMON CAPE COD HOME FEATURES
Symmetrical appearance with front entry centered
Steep roof with side gables
Small roof overhang
1 or 1½ stories
Wood frame with lap, shake, or shingle siding
Chimney located at gable end of house
Gabled dormers
Multi-paned, double-hung windows
 

RANCH 10 Brookwood Road, Asheville
Listing Agent Emily Short
Sold, Off Market 2020

COMMON RANCH HOME FEATURES
Single story
Long, low-pitch roofline
Asymmetrical rectangular, L-shaped, or U-shaped design
Simple, open floor plans
Living areas separate from the bedroom(s) area
Attached garage
Sliding glass doors opening onto a patio
Windows with a large glass area, sometimes decorated with non-functional shutters
Vaulted ceilings with exposed beams often in combination with tongue and groove roof decking
Mixed material exteriors of stucco and brick, wood or stone
Deep overhanging eaves
Cross-gabled, side-gabled or hip roof
 

CONTEMPORARY 21 Alabama Avenue, Asheville
Listing Agent LeNoir Medlock
Sold, Off Market 2020

COMMON CONTEMPORARY HOME FEATURES 
Open floor plans
Multi-level
Clean lines inside and out
Unusual window shapes and placement
Incorporates the latest in materials and finishes, appliances, lighting
 

MODERN 405 W Haywood Street, Asheville
Listing Agent Denise Legendre
Sold, Off Market in 2020

COMMON MODERN HOME FEATURES
Often composed of geometric shapes
Flat roofs, with or without a slight pitch
Architects reinterpret the style
Suited to today’s tech-savvy buyers
Clean lines and lots of windows
 

MID-CENTURY MODERN 30 Deanwood Circle, Asheville
Listing Agent Katie Wangrin
Sold, Off Market 2020

COMMON MID-CENTURY HOME FEATURES
One-story homes with open-concept layout
Large windows
Integration with nature
Flat planes
Geometric roof angles
Sliding-glass doors
Changes in elevation
 

COTTAGE 33 Woodvale Avenue, Asheville
Listing Agent LeNoir Medlock
Sold, Off Market 2020

COMMON COTTAGE HOME FEATURES
Exterior materials locally sourced
Fairly steeply pitch roof with gables or dormers
Simple and interiors
Small footprint on small lots
Found in rural and urban areas
Well-crafted
Natural siding
Have porches or patios
 

TUDOR 72 Windsor Road, Asheville
Listing Agent Simone Bernhard
Sold, Off Market 2019

COMMON TUDOR HOME FEATURES
Steeply pitched roof
Overlapping front-facing gables
Front exterior mostly covered in brick with timber accent framing 
Multiple prominently placed brick or stone chimneys
Tall windows with rectangular or diamond-shaped details
Front doors with almost castle-like appearance, usually off-center with an arch at the top
 

EUROPEAN 129 Orvis Stone Circle, Biltmore Lake
Listing Agent Barb Fiedler
Sold, Off Market 2019

COMMON EUROPEAN HOME FEATURES
Stucco, stone, classic brick, or a combination exterior
Detached garage or guest house
Includes French, Spanish, Italian (including Tuscan), and English styles
Steeply-pitched hip or gable rooflines
Decorative details
Tile roof
 

CIRCULAR 76 Hawks Pointe Ln, Weaverville
Listing Agent Doug Sherry
Sold, Off Market 2019

COMMON CIRCULAR HOME FEATURES
Energy efficient
Open living areas
Require less building materials
Earthquake and wind resistant
Multi-level
Many windows
No load-bearing walls
Self-supporting roof system
 

COLONIAL 10 Cherry Lane, Asheville
Listing Agent Juanita Swann-Gilbert
Sold, Off Market 2018

COMMON COLONIAL HOME FEATURES
Symmetrical, multi-paned windows
Symmetrical facades of brick or clapboard
Gable roofs
Often have a centrally located entry hall with fireplace
Pillars and columns
Two and sometimes three levels
Rectangular shape
 

OLD WORLD 820 Town Mountain Road, Asheville
Listing Agent Pam Autrey-Hester
Sold, Off Market 2019

COMMON OLD WORLD HOME FEATURES
Usually built on large building lots
Tudor style, steeply pitched rooflines
Stone, brick, and/or stucco exteriors
Turrets, spires, and chimneys
Family living areas separated from entertaining areas
Large outdoor entertaining areas
 

FARMHOUSE 28 Crabapple Lane, Asheville
Listing Agent LeNoir Medlock
Sold, Off Market 2019

COMMON FARMHOUSE FEATURES
Often have out buildings, barns and/or garages
Readily available building materials
Covered porch used as extension of interior (front/back or wrap around)
Often have clapboard siding on the exterior
Formal and informal living areas
Simple roof structure with gables
 

TRADITIONAL 116 Alligator Drive, Fletcher
Listing Agent Mitzi Redinger
Sold, Off Market in 2019

COMMON TRADITIONAL HOME FEATURES
Incorporates a wide variety of historical styles
Warm and comfortable feeling inside
Typically have one or more fireplaces
Large front or wrap around porch
Multi-paned windows
Brick, stone or clapboard exterior
Central large kitchen
 

POST AND BEAM 236 Longs Chapel Road, Weaverville
Listing Agent Juanita Swann-Gilbert
Sold, Off Market in 2021

COMMON POST AND BEAM HOME FEATURES
Post and beam is a general term for building with heavy timbers. More specific types of post and beam framing are: Timber framing, an ancient traditional method of building using wooden joinery held together with pegs, wedges and rarely iron straps.
 

TRANSITIONAL 432 Whitfield Lane, Weaverville
Buyer's Agent Margaret Price
Sold, Off Market in 2020

COMMON TRANSITIONAL HOME FEATURES
Transitional style is a balance between Contemporary and Traditional styles
Transitional homes may include:
Metal roof and/or metal railing
Vertical siding
Contrasting shades, tones, and textures on the exterior
Oversize glass windows
Concrete blocks on the exterior façade
Horizontal awnings
 

A-FRAME 154 Timberside Drive, Mars Hill
Listing Agent Doug Sherry
Sold, Off Market in 2020

COMMON A-FRAME HOME FEATURES
Steeply-angled sides (roofline) that forms the letter A
Open interior rafters
Roof that extends to the foundation
Walls of windows
Porches and decks
Open floor plans
 

CABIN 1 Locust Avenue, Asheville
Listing Agent Emily Short
Sold, Off Market in 2020

COMMON CABIN HOME FEATURES
Sloping, single-gabled timbered roof
Small windows
Metal or shingle roof
Covered Porch
Simple design and layout
Logs notched at the ends (log cabin)
Partitioned main level with loft
Built of logs (or log-cabin siding) 
 

VICTORIAN 23 Dortch Avenue, Asheville
Listing Agent LeNoir Medlock
Sold, Off Market in 2016

COMMON VICTORIAN HOME FEATURES
Heavy ornamentation
Gabled roofs
Multi-level
Towers that are functional and decorative
A basement with a cellar
Sash windows with larger panes of glass
Slate or clay roofing (original feature)
Landscaping and/or small gardens
Terraces or Patios
Covered porches
 

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