Choosing Your Home Type – Manor, Farmhouse, Cottage

·April 15, 2022·Uncategorized·2 min·

Buying a home is a big decision. It’s important to […]

Buying a home is a big decision. It’s important to choose a location and layout that works for you and your family now and in the future. For some folks, this means choosing one-level living which allows older homeowners to age in place. For others, it means making sure you have enough bedrooms to accommodate your growing family. With so many different types of homes to choose from, it can be a little overwhelming to start. Here are some things to consider when choosing your home type. 

Colonial Homes

If you’ve ever wanted to live in a sprawling manor, a Colonial home may be for you! Colonial homes are larger homes with at least two stories and a traditional-looking exterior. These homes typically have a rectangular footprint and feature a symmetrical exterior with a small covered porch entryway. A colonial home will almost always have a brick exterior along with double-hung windows. Additionally, these homes will often have dormers and decorative shutters placed on either side of most windows. Colonial homes traditionally feature all bedrooms on the second floor. With the rising demand for accessibility, floorplans with a first-floor owner’s suite, like The Avondale, are becoming popular in new construction homes. 

Farmhouse Homes

Another popular option in new construction is the farmhouse. These homes typically take elements from other housing styles including Colonial and Victorian and pair them with large porches and are often set on larger lots. A farmhouse will often have several bedrooms and a high, steeply-pitched roofline like that found in The Linden floorplan. 

Craftsman Cottage Homes

Craftsman-style homes first became popular in the 1940s, but popular television shows like Fixer Upper have made this home style hotter than ever. Craftsman-style homes are known for their exteriors which feature siding (often shake siding), some brick, exposed wood details, and dormers. Craftsman homes will often have a smaller footprint, however, the exact shape and size will vary. For example, The Kingfisher floorplan is a classic example of a craftsman cottage home with two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and just over 1,000 square feet, however, The Heron can also be considered a Craftsman home. 

Finding the perfect home starts with finding a home builder you can trust. Willow Branch Homes has been helping folks in Middle Tennessee make their dreams of homeownership a reality. From the gorgeous colonial and manor homes in Canterbury Manors to the Craftsman and Tudor-inspired properties in Vineyard Valley, Willow Branch Homes has the quality you demand with the style you need. Contact us today for more information or learn more about our communities today!

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