Italian Architectural Styles & House Plans

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Get­ting an authen­tic look starts with know­ing the style and its details.

Classical Italian and Roman houses have influenced house styles around the Western world for centuries. In the United States from very early on in our beginnings Italian architectural styles, with its roots imbedded in classicism has had wide appeal and is very popular even unto today. Roman style houses, the first courtyard houses, set the pattern for houses from the Roman times up to today. Palladio, the great Italian architect set the standard for houses that architects today still emulate.

Want to learn more about indi­vid­ual Italian archi­tec­tural styles? Just click on the links below or go to the Home Styles tab above. (Visit often to see our new articles or sign up for our newsletter and we will send them directly to your inbox.)

Reference materials – Are you looking for a place to beginning learning about your favorite house styles or do you want to learn more? We’ve done all the searching for you, find books here that are must reads!

Architectural Styles – Picture Collection by Christine Frank

PSHPS – House Style Picture Collections

 About.com – Architecture – Historic Periods

Wikipedia – Timeline of architectural styles

This Old House – American House Styles

Historic New England – Architectural Style Guide

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