Which Home Architectural Style Fits Your Personality?

By: Lauren Lubas

Which Home Architectural Style Fits Your Personality?
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About This Quiz

Any architectural enthusiast can tell you their favorite style of home. While some can't get enough of the columns of Greek Revival homes, others prefer the simplicity of the shingle style. Somehow, as they're describing their favorite features of these architectural masterpieces, they expose who they truly are on the inside. Little pieces of their personalities start to show, and we learn a lot about who they are.

While turning a house into a home takes finesse and creativity, when matching your personality to an architectural style, you might not know where to begin. That's why we're here. There are dozens of different types of homes, and if you've watched any house hunting or house flipping shows, you may even know a few. These architectural styles have history, identities and personalities. These styles were formed in ways that show off some of the greatest feats of construction. They're sought after by home-owning enthusiasts, and they all have reputations all their own. For instance, you can't deny that every Victorian-style home FEELS like it's haunted). From quaint Craftsman homes to stoic Colonials, your personality fits in with a specific architectural style. Take this quiz to find out which one it is. Oh, and don't worry; we promise not to add Vernacular architecture to this one.



Sunlight Living room Where you walk is important. What do you prefer to feel under your feet as you walk through your living room?
Thick carpeting
Durable laminate
Refinished hardwoods
Beautiful tiling

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Beautiful townhouses Notting Hill, London Many architectural designs include columns for aesthetics. How do you feel about columns (in architecture)?
I like them wrapped in cedar, but not so much in the traditional styles.
They're a little grandiose.
Columns epitomize class.
I don't really care for columns unless they are part of an arch. Then I love them!

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Frank Lloyd Wright Home Studio Would you ever live in a Frank Lloyd Wright modern home?
Probably; he had truly ingenious uses of wood and space.
Never! I think I would just feel cold all the time.
I figure that's what heaven is like, so I think so.
I guess that could work for me.

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smart home automation These days, adding smart technology to homes is a big deal. What types of modern technology would you want in your home?
Just my cellphone and laptop
I'd want a completely wired smart home.
I have an electronic assistant, but I don't really use it.
My television

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greek revival Rate this Greek Revival home, with 1 being the worst and 10 being the best.
4
7
9
1

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27 crown molding Molding adds accents across your home. Which type of molding accents would you prefer to see in your home?
Wainscotting
Crown molding
Chair rail
I hate molding.

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Red house siding Siding and the facade of your home are what guests will see first. Which material would you rather see on the side of your house?
Cedar shingles
Fiber cement
Brick
Stucco

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Living room A well-placed window can help or hurt the entire design of your home. If a home had a picture window in the living room, how would you feel?
They let too much heat in during summer months.
They can ruin the symmetry of a facade.
They're gorgeous, and guests love them.
The bigger, the better

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Victorian terraces Which side of this town house would you buy?
The white left side is just so adorable!
The right side feels so earthy and cozy. I love it.

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old clapboard farmhouse The age of a house can add to its personality. Do you like the look and feel of older homes?
The older, the better
Only if they were built well
Yes, they have character.
No, they weren't built to be very practical.

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Colourful houses in suburb Driveways can be considered for practical use, but they can also accent a home. Can you describe the perfect driveway for your dream home?
Patterned brick
Smoothly paved with recycled materials
Cement is fine
Dirt works well

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Luxury Home Every house has a unique personality. When you pull up to a house, what is the first thing you notice about it?
The color
How many windows it has
The slope of the roof
Whether or not it has solar panels

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Open Garage With Concrete Driveway Depending on the region in which you live, garages can be a luxury or a necessity. Would you want your garage attached to or separate from your house?
No garage for me, thanks
Attached, so I can easily get indoors.
Separate and behind the house
Attached and in front of the house

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Empty attic If your home had an attic, what would you use it for?
Another bedroom
No attics for me, thanks
Additional storage space
It should be filled with insulation.

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house at saksun with grass on the roof How do you feel about incorporating a few natural elements in your home?
I love nature; that sounds amazing.
Um, nature belongs outside, far away from my home.

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Southern porch A well-placed porch can change the entire look of a house. Which of these porches would you love to sit on in the summer?
Just a stoop
A wide, cement front porch
I want the porch to wrap around the entire house.
Completely enclosed

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Red and green doors Just like there are various styles of homes, there are various styles of doors to go on them. Which type of door would you prefer to have as your main entry?
Hooded
Flat panel
French
Double

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Desk Beside Dutch Door Would you ever put a Dutch door between your kitchen and living room to change the look of the threshold?
Yes, they are gorgeous.
No, they aren't practical.
Yes, I like to separate the kitchen from the other rooms.
No, I like open floor plans.

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Detail of an house roof When you are house-hunting, what roofline catches your eye?
Gable
Mansard
Sloped
Pitched

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Chimney in Winter Chimneys can either be for show or for practical purposes. In your opinion, should all houses have chimneys?
Yes, they're gorgeous.
No, but they should all have proper ventilation.
Yes, they complete the look.
No, they're kind of dumb.

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Kitchen Renovation If you were to remodel your kitchen right now, what is the one thing you would absolutely add to the plans?
More counter space
New cabinets
A dining area
Voice activation software

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Backyard No matter the size of your backyard, you will have one as a part of your property (it's the law). For what would you use your backyard?
Barbecues
Lawn parties
Growing gardens
Building a swimming pool

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Modern interior With so many different styles of lighting, you'll have to pick one. Which of these would you prefer in your living areas?
Wall sconces and chandeliers
Recessed lighting
Table lamps
Ceiling fans and lights

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Painted Ladies at Alamo Square, San Francisco Do you love this row of townhomes, or does it make you want to move to the countryside?
They are adorable!
They are nice, but I think I'd like a front yard.
They are a bit dated for my taste.
Is there even room to breathe in those homes?

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architecture There are so many different types of architectural styles. Which of these is your favorite?
Neoclassical
Tudor Revival
Gothic
Art Deco

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William S. Clarke House What are your thoughts on the Stick style houses of the late 19th century?
They're a little showy.
They're pretty but oddly shaped.
They're gorgeous and perfect.
They're pretty but not energy efficient.

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Wooden Interior with Fireplace Do you like homes that show off posts and beams (timber framing)?
A little goes a long way with showing off your beams.
No, that stuff should be hidden.
Yes. The more I see, the better.
They aren't very efficient.

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Open Dormer Window If you were adding dormers to the roof of your house, what style would you choose?
Gable
Eyebrow
Inset
I would never do such a thing to my lovely home.

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Carmel Butterfly House If a realtor asked for the type of view you'd like for your home, what would you say?
I just want to be able to watch my kids in the front yard. Otherwise, the view doesn't matter to me.
I'd love to see the entire neighborhood, if possible. — maybe even a view of downtown.
I couldn't stand a view that isn't of nature.
I'd love a water view, even if it is a little pond we install in the backyard.

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Does a pool have a place in your ideal backyard?
No! That would be so impractical, and the insurance rates would be so high!
I could see myself waking up to go for a morning dip, but it's not a necessity.
A nice tiled pool in the backyard surrounded with a beautiful garden would be great.
I HAVE to have a pool.

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