This house plan has its origins in 16th century England. Two stories high, gable roofed house, only one room deep, at least two rooms wide and often contains a one story rear addition.
This house style is typically long and narrow with a gable-ended entrance, one-room wide, and two or three rooms deep. Contains front to back alignment. Suited for hot climates due to the front and back door alignment. Often considered an African American house design and commonly found in southern states.
This house plan is a two-story home that contains four square rooms above three square rooms and an entrance hall. Stairs are tucked to the side on the first floor. Cubical shaped. Generally has crafty detailing. Contains a wide front porch and sometimes a small dormer on the second floor.
Raised ranch has the same house plan as a suburban ranch but with an added upper level. This style is also referred to as “Split Level.” Split levels were created to accommodate to the separation of living space from activity rooms.