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A functional and welcoming front porch A boxy shape and thick walls

A height of one or one-and-one-half stories (however, modern interpretations often have two stories)

Small windows and modest exterior ornamentation Gable roof Wood and/or stone construction

  • A front porch with decorative

  • A boxy shape, and a height of

  • Symmetrically placed window

  • Brick or stone accents

ornamentation

  • Gable roof

  • Wood construction or siding w

FARMHOUSE STYLE

VERNACULAR STYLE

he American Farmhouse is a sturdy and well-crafted style that was developed as settlers adapted farmhouse styles used in their native homelands to the local conditions. These buildings typically have covered porches, dormer windows, and pitched roofs. Building materials consist of wood and/or heavy stone. The exterior design is simple, while incorporating some decorative elements to demonstrate the owner’s style and taste This building style is viewed as practical, unpretentious, straightforward, and functional. T

Aside from a rural location, several consistent elements exist among farmhouses:

V ernacular architecture is a conc materials, traditional local exp climate conditions as reflections o and history of a region. Vernacula architectural style of the 1900s. carpenters using native materia traditions and floor plans that sett buildings in their native homelan settled by immigrants from the Pal Switzerland, and Bavaria), as well Lancaster, Berks, and Chester, PA typical of the Jefferson and Somers the following elements.

FARMHOUSE

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