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Art Deco to Victorian: Architectural Homes for Sale Across America

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There are millions of homes for sale at any given moment in the U.S. and, as anyone who's ever had to house hunt can attest, a startling variety of quality in the design, decor, and other features among them. Architecture can certainly set a house apart, however. With that thought in mind, we set out to find stunning examples of a couple dozen architectural styles. Beginning with Art Deco and ending with Victorian architecture, let us take you on a tour of homes for sale across the U.S. 

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Art Deco
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Art Deco

Miami Beach, Florida | $2.4 million
It probably comes as no surprise that the Art Deco style is well represented in Florida. Realtor Magazine notes that, by 1940, this style morphed into the Art Moderne style, characterized by "curved corners, rectangular glass-block windows, and a boat-like appearance" — in other words, what you see in this property.

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Art Deco: A Peek Inside
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Art Deco: A Peek Inside

The interior of this 1959 home features plenty of curved walls and glass brick windows, classic details of the Art Deco style. At nearly 8,500 square feet, it has eight bedrooms and eight baths. 

Bungalow
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Bungalow

St. Petersburg, Florida | $650,000
This 1925 home has been extensively updated while still retaining its classic bungalow charm. Realtor Magazine notes that this style, which originated in California during the 1880s, "became so popular that you could order a bungalow kit from Sears and Roebuck catalog." It is characterized in part by small covered front porches and low-pitched hipped or gabled roofs. 

Bungalow: A Peek Inside
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Bungalow: A Peek Inside

This Florida home has its original French doors, wood-burning fireplace, and many other original features throughout the house. With nearly 1,900 square feet, it features four bedrooms and two baths.

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Cape Cod

Lyme, New Hampshire | $1.26 million
This home in central New Hampshire sits on 145 acres and includes a guest house, two barns, fenced pastures, and much more. It's characterized by the Cape style's uncomplicated design, which includes a steeply pitched roof, dormer windows, and a clapboard exterior. 

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Cape Cod: A Peek Inside
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Cape Cod: A Peek Inside

Built in 1880, the home retains a lot of its historic charm, including the original kitchen fireplace, ceiling beams, warm wood walls, and more. 


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Colonial

Lebanon, New Jersey | $579,000
Among classic Colonial-style features are homes rectangular in shape with a heavy emphasis on symmetry, bedrooms on the second floor, and many small-paned windows. This New Jersey home, an example of Colonial architecture, was built in 1710 and has three bedrooms and two baths. 

Colonial: A Peek Inside
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Colonial: A Peek Inside

The stone walls of this colonial carry into some parts of the house, including this bathroom. Other features include hardwood floors, a chef's kitchen, and three fireplaces.  

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Craftsman

Dallas | $351,000
Located in Dallas' sought-after Lakewood neighborhood, this four-bedroom, three-bath home is a wonderful example of Craftsman architecture with its overhanging eaves, large front porch, and pedestal columns.

Craftsman: A Peek Inside
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Craftsman: A Peek Inside

The home's interior doesn't disappoint, either. With more than 2,700 square feet, it features an updated interior with an open floor plan and sunroom. 

Creole
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Creole: A Peek Inside

The ceilings in this home soar to a height of 14 feet. Other features include ornate windows and light fixtures, tile floors, original fireplaces, and more. 

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Federal

Alexandria, Virginia | $60 million
Whoa on that price tag, right? But while you might not be one of the few in the world who can afford it, it is interesting to note that this stunning American-style Federal home was built on "16.5 acres of George Washington's original Mount Vernon estate" in 2018 and has stunning views of the Potomac. It features the arched Palladian windows and other grand features that are characteristic of this architectural style.

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Federal: A Peek Inside
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Federal: A Peek Inside

This home has seven bedrooms, more than seven baths, and 16,000 square feet on more than 16 acres. Other features include a home gym, indoor resistance pool, spa, steam room and sauna, movie theater, gaming room, guest house, and tons more incredible details.  

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French Provincial

Chatsworth, California | $3.99 million
Built in 1978, this example of French Provincial architecture is part of the gated Monteria Estates community. Constructed on a nearly 5-acre lot, exterior features include fruit trees, a waterfall, tennis court, pool, and koi pond. 

French Provincial: A Peek Inside
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French Provincial: A Peek Inside

The kitchen is a high point of this home, with a massively vaulted ceiling, high-end appliances, two walk-in pantries, warm-wood cabinetry, and an island.

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Georgian
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Georgian

Rye, New York | $2.75 million
Built in 1937, this 8,750-square-foot home has the gabled roof, decorative front door, and brick exterior that characterize all Georgian style homes. Its outdoor amenities include an in-ground heated pool and slate terrace perfect for spending time outdoors. 


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Georgian: A Peek Inside

The interior is light, bright, and warm with white walls, plenty of floor-to-ceiling windows, and lots of natural materials. 

Gothic Revival
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Gothic Revival

Chestertown, Maryland | $595,000
This 1860 Victorian Gothic Revival home sits on a landscaped lot and has five bedrooms and six bathrooms over 4,100 square feet. 

Gothic Revival: A Peek Inside
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Gothic Revival: A Peek Inside

Interior details of this historic home include painted fireplaces, a double parlor, pocket doors, hand-painted plaster ceilings, original medallions, and more. 

Greek Revival
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Greek Revival: A Peek Inside

A gorgeous staircase greets visitors to the extensively renovated home. In addition to the four-bedroom, 3½-bath main house, the property also includes a one-bedroom, one-bath guest house, pool, potting shed, and two-car detached garage. 

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International

Quincy, Illinois | $298,500
Realtor Magazine notes that this "style was molded from modern materials — concrete, glass, and steel —and is characterized by an absence of decoration." It also says it's found mostly in California and the East Coast, but we found this lovely four-bedroom example in America's heartland. 

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International: A Peek Inside

While this style is often thought of as cold, the interior of this house is anything but — it features lots of warm wood, including in multiple built-ins. It also has elements of art deco design mixed in, and a two-story great room gets flooded with southern light. 

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Italianate

Racine, Wisconsin | $575,000
The Italianate architectural style is full of ornate decoration, especially around windows, and this Badger State home is a gorgeous example. Located in Racine's historic district, this 1874 home is on the National Register of Historic Places. 

Italianate: A Peek Inside
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Italianate: A Peek Inside

The home's interior is characterized by arched doorways, a dramatic curving staircase, ornate woodwork and chandeliers, and soaring 12-foot ceilings. Five bedrooms, four full baths, and a chef's kitchen round out the home's 5,200 square feet. 

Mid-Century Modern
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Mid-Century Modern

Palm Springs, California | $2.5 million
This 1952 MCM home was once home to bandleader and television host Lawrence Welk. Its massive backyard features a pool, spa, patio, mountain views, and a sculptural cactus garden. 

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Mid-Century Modern: A Peek Inside
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Mid-Century Modern: A Peek Inside

As with many MCM properties, this home's interior features expansive views of the outdoors and an open floor plan. It also has poured terrazzo flooring, a stone fireplace, and a wood-beamed ceiling. 


Neoclassical
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Neoclassical

Suffolk, Virginia | $677,000
Located on a half-acre lot in downtown Suffolk, this 8,000-square-foot mansion has 26 rooms — including nine bedrooms — and has been featured on HGTV. It's known as the Darden Mansion, and its grounds include a pond, statuary, and manicured landscapes.

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Neoclassical: A Peek Inside
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Neoclassical: A Peek Inside

Its ornate themes carry through in the interior, where even the bathroom is a sight to behold. Other features include nearly 14-foot ceilings, mahogany woodwork, pocket doors, Tiffany skylights, and much more. 

Prairie
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Prairie

Chicago | $2.6 million
This Midwest home is a prime example of Prairie architecture. Characteristics of the style include, according to Realtor magazine, "rows of casement windows; one-story porches with massive square supports; and stylized floral and circular geometric terra-cotta or masonry ornamentation around doors, windows, and cornices." 


Prairie: A Peek Inside
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Prairie: A Peek Inside

Designed for a jewelry executive in 1913, this home has 12,000 square feet and includes a library, sunroom, game room, multiple living areas, and six bedrooms and six baths. Like many homes of this style, the windows here have decorative elements on the borders. 

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Pueblo

Santa Fe, New Mexico | $1.15 million
Surrounded by mountain views, this Pueblo-style home on 11 acres has a guest house, a small barn, and a claim to fame: John Wayne filmed a movie on this property's location in the early 1970s, and the sellers say some of the set remnants remain. 


Pueblo: A Peek Inside
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Pueblo: A Peek Inside

This home has five fireplaces, including more than one located in a bedroom. Other features include beamed ceilings, brick flooring, adobe walls, and plenty of unique and custom features. 

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Queen Anne

Seattle | $8.7 million
This nearly 10,000-square-foot mansion is not as ornate or elaborate as some Queen Annes, but that's what makes it all the more attractive. Built in 1902 by a bank founder as a gift to his daughter, it has three levels, the topmost of which provides extraordinary views of the Emerald City. 

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Queen Anne: A Peek Inside
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Queen Anne: A Peek Inside

A third-floor suite includes an observatory that provides views of downtown Seattle and the Puget Sound. The house has five bedrooms, seven baths, a seven-seat theater room, a home gym, and much more.  

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Regency

Hidden Hills, California | $18.6 million
Think of this style as Georgian in nature with less pretense and ornamentation — as defined by the design of this newly built home northwest of Los Angeles. Built on a 2-acre lot, it has more than 10,000 square feet, "jaw-dropping mountain and city views," a guest house, and an infinity pool.


Regency: A Peek Inside
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Regency: A Peek Inside

With eight bedrooms and nine baths, this home features materials like limestone, a slate roof, custom-milled trim and ironworks, and imported marble. 

Saltbox
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Saltbox

Eastham, Massachusetts | $2,195,000
Known for their steeply sloping asymmetrical roofs, this style was popular in 19th century home designs. This 1973 New England example of a Saltbox home is mere steps away from Cape Cod Bay. 


Saltbox: A Peek Inside
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Saltbox: A Peek Inside

The nearly 1,400-square-foot home's interior features wonderful views, clean lines, and features like beamed, vaulted ceilings, and an open floor plan. 

Second Empire
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Second Empire

East Haddam, Connecticut | $1,595,000
Never heard of this style? Neither had we. An offshoot of Victorian style, it fell out of favor in the late 19th century due to the costly nature of its elaborate design features. This example, built in 1860, will give its new owners seven bedrooms, seven baths, and nearly 5,500 square feet of living space. 

Second Empire: A Peek Inside
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Second Empire: A Peek Inside

Elegant and handsome inside, this home features 12-foot ceilings, five fireplaces, bay windows, the original wood floors, a curved staircase, and more. 

Spanish Eclectic
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Spanish Eclectic

Los Angeles| $1,299,000
Known, according to Realtor Magazine, for its "low-pitched tiled roofs, white stucco walls, and rounded windows and doors," this style is epitomized by this symmetrical Spanish Eclectic in L.A. Built in 1924, it retains much of its original charm. 

Spanish Eclectic: A Peek Inside
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Spanish Eclectic: A Peek Inside

With around 2,500 square feet, four bedrooms, and four baths, this home features an open floor plan, a "carefully crafted" kitchen, French doors, and a guest unit. 

Tudor
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Tudor

Quincy, Massachusetts| $1.5 million
This six-bedroom, 4½-bath classic Tudor sits on a nearly 1-acre lot and totals nearly 5,000 square feet. Across the street from John Adams' Peacefield home, this 1930 house features a pool in its backyard. 


Tudor: A Peek Inside
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Tudor: A Peek Inside

The home's interior is full of eclectic details, built-ins, warm wood flooring, masonry walls, and more. 

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Victorian

Lebanon, Tennessee | $1,185,000
Last but not least is this 1897 Victorian that's been meticulously renovated with an eye toward maintaining its historic value. It has five bedrooms, 4½ baths, and checks in at 4,500 square feet. 

Victorian: A Peek Inside
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Victorian: A Peek Inside

The remodeled kitchen is a high point of this home with its large, center eat-in island, massive range, and light-filled windows. Other features include a home bar, multiple fireplaces, and five renovated baths.