8 Marvelous designs of American houses

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8 Marvelous designs of American houses

Vartika Gupta Vartika Gupta
 Houses by reitsema & partners architecten bna
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Few experiences in this life can be compared to when your bought your first home. A decision that finally materializes all the effort invested in the purchase and triggers new dreams as soon as the doors of the new home open. But the road is not easy and when you have made the decision to purchase a house, the most important question arises: what kind of house should you buy? Minimalist, modern, or maybe rustic? Well, among all the possibilities that architecture offers, today we have for you, the dream of an American house. Maybe it's not the one you need, nor the one that fits your expectations and budget because honestly, you did not even think about it until you've come across this ideabook. Large, spacious, facades that connect interior and exterior through their windows, complex roofs in the shape of 'V' that are repeated in each of its volumes, designed for large families, are just some of the common features shared by the architecture of every American house. 

If you are thinking of buying a house, or getting one constructed, we have assembled 8 ideas, that will make you fall in love with this type of houses as much as we are! Shall we start?

Stylish houses

The architecture of an American house reserves a rather wide space the exterior, space for the porch, the balconies and the terrace. In this case, the designers have decided to give all the prominence to the latter, located on one of its sides. From here, a visible area opens from the front of the house. This type of distribution is interesting if you want to take advantage of the back, the patio, if you wish to install a garden, another element very characteristic of this type of construction. This American style house, with five faces is going to amaze you.

The roof, the protagonist

The structures of large high ceilings and a single volume are also part of the architecture of this American houses . The image is a good example of the huge variety of architectural designs and housing styles that exist in this type of construction, as this model moves away from the standard house with gable roofs which generally comes to mind when we think of an American house.

Its interior architecture has been raised as if it were an attic, to achieve a more optimal spatial distribution, while maintaining a stately architecture from the outside. See another modern one storey house, with floor plan to help you understand the spatial distribution.

A dream house

If we go back to that standard design, this is the image that we all associate with an American house. The structure with roof that cover the architecture of one or two floors and that reserve space for a front and rear porch, which almost always comes with a well-kept garden. Windows are another important element of an American house, though they do not always take center stage, and are distributed along the facade, the largest being on the ground floor. See this great looking house that has an English flair.

American Houses with large gardens

The garden is fundamental in an American house, and is part of its essence as well as the architectural characteristics. The reason is none other than the need to create a large open space (and additional, why not?). Today, it is a possibility only in the country and not in the urban areas. Also, the presence of a large garden is a form that was used to protect the house, adding privacy while surrounding it with its beauty and charm. This house in the country boasts of simplicity with American style.

A multi-storey American style houses

Looking at the picture, you may have already realized that wood is the main protagonist in this house. This material manages to envelop the interior of a cozy and pleasant feeling.

As we said, its architecture celebrates large spaces, distributed among two floors in general, which translates into a large number of rooms. The availability of green space in the front of the house highlights the wood paneling and makes the red tile appear brighter. If you are planing to renovate, you might be interested in this picturesque transformation of and old house.

Other concepts of American houses

The modern perception of American houses has welcomed and discovered unique and modern stylish houses. The high roofs with two gables and covered with the classic tile preserve the essence of its structure, but new materials and forms are introduced. The volumes overlap each other and find balance precisely in the discontinuity of their silhouettes. When there is not enough space for a garden, there is a terrace to enjoy the eternal summers, and the fleeting winters.

Flat roofs

Low ceiling is one of the preferred model and a common feature among American houses, like the one in the image. We can take the design of this two-story house as an example, where, the volumes do not follow a continuous silhouette and house a number of rooms that allow privacy and personal space for every individual. A terrace on the upper and lower floors and the front garden reveal their roots as American inspiration.

An elegant American style house

Although the large roofs may disappear, getting large spaces and taking advantage of the entrance of natural light are still the priorities of an American house, although this time it is manifested through a different architecture. This model integrates its landscaped environment with the house interiors through a transparent facade, where only horizontal wooden slats mark the boundary between both spaces.

This good looking American house has a terrace in the upper area to enjoy those leisurely evenings.

Hope you liked these different styles of American houses. Which one is your favorite?

Whitton Drive:  Terrace house by GK Architects Ltd

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