The Most Expensive Home Styles Around

There are many factors to the price of a house. Size and location are two things–we all know a mansion will be more expensive than a farmhouse, and a single family home in Tulsa will be cheaper than a condo in Los Angeles. But did you know that the architectural style also affects the price of a house? Here’s several styles that will give you an idea of just how much the value of a home can change.

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ART DECO
Average asking price: $783,589
Most popular: 1920s and 1930s

Originating in Paris back in the 1920s, the art deco style is known for its geometric patterns. The Chrysler Building in New York City is a famous, classic example. They are usually taller, narrower, have flat roofs, metal windows, and stucco walls. It’s not an uncommon style with homes nowadays, and that’s what makes it a little pricier.

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GEORGIAN
Average asking price: $1,181,197
Most popular: 1700s

According to Yahoo! Homes, Georgian style homes are named after the four British kings that ruled when the style was first popular during the early 17th to mid-18th century. The style, which emphasizes symmetry, a square shape, and windows surrounding the home’s front door, became popular in New England in the 1700s. As a result, the majority of these properties are still located on the East Coast of the United States. One famous Georgian property is Mount Vernon, the home of the first U.S. president, George Washington, for most of his life.

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MEDITERRANEAN
Average asking price: $1,315,177
Most popular: 1920s, 1930s

These homes are mostly known for their red tile roofs and surrounded by a courtyard. This style is most prevalent in Florida and California, where the climate suits the open layout of the home. Mediterranean homes are one of the most expensive among Spanish-style homes.

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CLASSICAL
Average asking price: $1,845,624
Most popular: 1700s-1800s

Classical styles are a mix of different styles, which can be anything from Georgian, Federal, Greek Revival, and so on. All of these styles were popular and built from the 18th to the early 20th century, involving architecture that is difficult to reproduce today, thus making it by far the most expensive style on the market.

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For more ideas on different house styles and their price range, feel free to check out the rest of the article here.

Enjoy the rest of the weekend, everyone!

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