Your Guide to Bay Area Residential Architecture

Residential Remodeling Style Tips

ContemporaryBuildings in the Bay Area are as beautiful as they are diverse. From traditional Mediterranean-style architecture to Victorian and modern structures, Bay Area residential home building reflects the complex influences of its many residents and architects over the years.

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Bay Area Home Building Trends

New home design trendsWhether you’re remodeling an Oakland condominium or your a Bay Area home builder building beautiful homes in Los Altos, you want a summary of the latest design trends. Every year, the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) examines home designs and provides an incisive, cutting-edge analysis of industry trends. Jurors for the NAHB’s Best in American Living Awards (BALA) agreed that designs have improved, overall, possibly due to market pressures. (Since homes are harder to sell in the slightly strangled California economy, designers must “go the extra mile” to make the sale.)
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Residential Architectural Styles

If you’ve driven by a home you liked and tried to describe it to someone, have you ever found yourself at a loss for words? Without knowing architectural lingo, it can be hard to describe what you like. Here’s some basics about 5 common residential architectural styles that can be found here in California.
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