3670 AmericanStrong Stories

Houzz Tour: Strong, Modern Lines Stand Up to the Trees
"it's a strongly styled statement house that is very attractive - it doesn't disappear... projects with strong lines. Being based in the Pacific Northwest, of course, we are spoiled... has a strong striation. The architect had it cut to resemble a mitered picture frame... “With the strong lines of windows and doors, slats and screened-in porch, we envisioned..."
10 Rock Wall Ideas for a Style-Strong Patio
Rock walls have long been used to define outdoor spaces and add natural appeal to the landscape — drive through any New England village and you will likely see low rock walls dotting the countryside. Landscape designers and homeowners today are updating...
Bone Made Strong Showing at High Point Market
If there was one material that abounded at this year's spring High Point Market, the enormous furnishings industry trade show in North Carolina, it was bone. We were surprised at its amazing versatility —...
Cornice Boards Strike a Strong Top Note
Cornice boards are slightly similar to the traditional fabric window valance, but they're constructed of wood. These architectural elements can simply be painted for...
A Brief Recap of Historical American Home Design
"fueled American architecture since its birth. See how the tension has played out in... his book American Architecture and Urbanism, a defining characteristic of the American... at how American home design has expressed and attempted to resolve this tension —... But we Americans altered that style to suit our character. So it was not the idealized... of the American dream and the California lifestyle. At times a house can take on the..."
Timeline of American House Styles
"how the American house has changed over a few centuries and how wonderful home photos... significant in American architecture especially out here in the West. Hi schrumi - You're... much of American housing has depended on an abundance of unskilled and skilled trades... day, the American house has been heavily influenced by European models. Whether British... the new American democracy, the Gothic Revival came about when a more picturesque and..."
American Home Style: The Row House
"going strong in urban centers after more than a hundred years... airy and strong, lines....I love it. "Now, that is, what I am talking about." The floor..."
So Your Style Is: American Gothic
"resulted, “American Gothic,” has influenced American style and popular culture for 84... painting, American Gothic, always reminded me of my Grandfather from Prince Edwards Island... two in American Gothic would think of "a touch of glam".... I'm not a fan of the gothic... Wood's American Gothic for many years. I loved the painting as a kid so my Dad started... love for American Gothic grew out of my love for my country church on a hill. Like..."
Roots of Style: The Indelible Charm of American Tudors
"wonderful American houses inspired by late-medieval English architecture that exude so... These American interpretations of the original Tudor homes began appearing in the... Lots of Americans have English ancestry which could be a reason some of these styles... constructed of American wood brought to England and then pre-built; knocked apart and re-shipped... did the American tutor homes have front porches? @sandtown, Book is in the works. Follow..."
Roots of Style: American Farmhouses Pay Tribute to Regional Traditions
"this American vernacular style has garnered steady admiration and has been replicated... right. American farmhouses, like 19th century New England churches, are the original... Not that American farmhouse style would be appropriate either, but you get the drift... hope more American architects go the farmhouse route in design and show some restraint... de-to-American-Houses--- Also, here is a project that I have in development. SCR..."
Must-Have Book: ‘A Field Guide to American Houses’
"Guide to American Houses, by Virginia and Lee McAlester. The then-just-released book... significant American homes: "A Treasury of Early American Homes" (1950) and "A Second... resource for American architecture. Great article, which should be on the save list for... Early American Homes - North & South Combined Edition" by Dorothy and Richard Pratt... Early American Homes" (1955). As an architectural historian, this book has been..."
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