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Popular Home Styles in Metro AtlantaFebruary 26, 2018
The metro Atlanta area has a wide selection of homes to choose from for potential buyers. With diverse neighborhoods, historic homes dating back to the late 1800s, and new construction ever growing, there is something to fit everyone’s style. While you could find an example of almost every architectural style in the city, here are some of the most popular:
This is one of the most popular styles in the United States. It is often called the Georgian style and is denoted with two to three stories, fireplaces, and a brick or wood façade. They usually have symmetrical exteriors which makes for a recognizable look and easy additional to the rear of the home. On the inside, you will find the kitchen and living spaces on the ground level and bedrooms on the upper level(s).
This style is specific to the southeast. The idea is to make the most of the weather in the region and keep the residents cool in the warmer months. They have large front and back porches and often have sunrooms. Southern homes retain classical design elements that give it a timeless look, like dormers and steep pitched roofs. You will often find a mix of brick, wood, and stone on the exterior of these homes.
Often you will find new construction contemporary homes in the midtown area. These houses utilize metal, glass, and repurposed building materials for their exteriors. With in-town space at a premium, the homes are smaller and have large windows in order to bring the outside in. The neighborhood and walk score often factor highly into these home locations.
You can find both Victorian reproductions or original construction in Atlanta. These homes are multi-storied, feature steep-pitched rooflines, and have multiple fireplaces. Due to the age, most Victorian homes do not have open layouts but are made up many smaller rooms. You will find decorative mantles, hardwood floors, and stained glass inside. On the exterior, most houses in this style have bay windows and tower-like elements. In addition to full-width porches, they often have an asymmetrical façade.
Craftsman style homes are the opposite of the Victorian style period. On the inside, these homes feature wooden built ins and exposed beams. The exterior of a Craftsman home keeps neighborhoods looking historic, even if they are rehabs. You will find them in a variety of areas but they are prominent in-town. They feature neutral colors, wood shingling, low pitched roofs, and tapered square columns on the porch.
The Ranch is a classic style that you can find all over the country. The single-level style rose in prevalence in the 1950s and was popular for decades. It is less common in new construction in Atlanta due to an uptick in multistory homes but the Ranch has not gone out of style. The floor plans are simple, they have attached garages, and are great homes for additions and renovations. They are a blank canvas for whatever the homeowner is looking to create.
There has been a spike is high-end Townhome construction in the Atlanta market. These house take the perks of living in a condo and blend it with living in a single family home. Townhomes give you amenities like pools, clubrooms, gated communities, and manicured common areas with lower HOAs than you’ll find in condo communities. You also get the perk of living in a space with fewer shared walls and more privacy like a traditional home. Townhomes have private parking, are multilevel, and often have fenced back yards for those that want some outdoor space but not a lot of upkeep.
If you have an idea of your perfect home in mind, the metro Atlanta area is sure to have it. With a little time and a great agent on your side, you can find exactly what you want in your forever home. Call Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Metro Brokers at 404.843.2500 to get started on your new home journey today.