Homes in the Washington, DC metropolitan area (and across the country) are as unique as the people who live in them! There are a lot of different architectural styles and variations of those styles, from ranch to bungalow to Queen Anne.
But how do you distinguish between the styles? What are defining characteristics of each one? Whether you want to know what architectural style your own home is or you just want to learn more about architecture, the Wentworth team can help! Use the guide below and discover what gives a home character and history.
Bungalows as we know them were first built in India in the mid-nineteenth century by the British. Built low to the ground, the structure had large porches sheltered by wide overhanging eaves, a perfect way to deal with the country’s hot, sunny climate. The American version of the bungalow did not appear until around the turn of the century—it was the dominant style in the United States between 1905 and 1930.
Common characteristics of this architectural style include: