Southwestern adobe houses typically have flat roofs and thick walls with rooms enclosing a central courtyard. Multistory buildings usually employ stepped massing similar to that seen at Taos Pueblo. These timbers hint at—but do not reproduce—Medieval construction techniques. The Palliser Company, which published many plan books during the Victorian era, called stick architecture plain yet neat, modern, and comfortable.
They called it “Old-New Santa Fe Style.” Picturesque adobe buildings—new or old—combined with stunning scenery, wonderful weather, and a uniquely New Mexican slant on life made Santa Fe irresistible to artists, writers, and their wealthy patrons—not to mention Eastern tourists heading west on the new transcontinental Santa Fe Railroad.

Thomas Kelley/Wikimedia Commons/CC BY-SA 2.0. Two or three inches of concrete is applied over the rebar grid. But there's more than meets the eye to the classic suburban Ranch Style house. Architects responded to the crisis by designing low-cost emergency shelters. Neoclassical houses often have columns and pediments. After Fowler published his book "The Octagon House, A Home for All," plans for Octagon style houses were widely circulated. New Orleans, Louisiana is especially known for its Shotgun houses. Founded in 1565 by the Spanish conquistador Pedro Menendez de Aviles, St. Augustine is the oldest continually inhabited European settlement in the U.S. Although Ranch Style homes are traditionally one-story, Raised Ranch and Split-Level Ranch homes have several levels of living space. Walls are usually stuccoed and painted in earth tones. Three-part picture windows aren’t uncommon in 1940s and ’50s houses. A Monolithic Dome is a one-piece structure made with concrete and rebar (ridged steel rods).
Front gardens are frequently softened and made private by adobe walls or screens made of unfinished wooden poles of varying heights and circumferences lashed tightly together. Pueblo Revival Characteristics. Real estate developers Abraham Levitt and Sons turned to the Ranch Style for their planned community, Levittown, Pennsylvania. The curved shape of the dome makes it resistant to wind and storm damage. A .gov website belongs to an official government organization in the United States.

Common features of the Pueblo Revival style include projecting wooden roof beams or vi… A-frame houses have many of these features: Triangular and tee-pee shaped homes date back to the dawn of time, but several 20th-century architects awakened interest in the geometric A-frame form. Rooms were often divided by leaded glass panels. The Pueblo Revival style is a regional architectural style of the Southwestern United States, which draws its inspiration from the Pueblos and the Spanish missions in New Mexico. Twentieth-century Dutch Colonial Revival houses borrow the gambrel roof found on historic Dutch Colonial houses.

The desert oasis of Palm Springs, California, offers a deep well of mid-century modern architecture. Walls are plastered with non-adobe materials and usually given a heavy, rounded look.

Sophisticated Eichler Homes by California developer Joseph Eichler were imitated across the United States. Here again, stuccoed adobe is the building material of choice. The terms are often used to describe a variation on Art Deco architecture.

This quaint English country style resembles cottages built since medieval times in the Cotswold region of southwestern England. Stick Style Victorian houses have exposed trusses, "stickwork," and other details borrowed from the Middle Ages. The Airform can be re-used. However, most Tudor Revival houses are sided with stucco, stone, or brick. The 17-room house has become desirable student housing on campus. As in many Queen Anne and Stick style homes, Tudor style houses often feature striking decorative timbers. This architectural style merged home-building concepts from Spain with the local materials and styles of Native American tribes, particularly the Pueblo and Hopi in the Southwest. The simple yet regal design became popular with the less-than-rich but well-to-do class of Americans. State, Tribal, and Local Plans and Grants Division.