Colonial Style Homes in Washington DC Metro Area
If you're looking at a top 10 home style list in Washington Metro, Colonial will always be firmly entrenched at the top. Emblematic of the country's history and its early colonists, this venerable form of architecture hasn't yet fallen out of favor and probably never will. This isn't to say that all homes in DC, Alexandria, Arlington or other parts of the region are of a cookie-cutter nature – that isn't remotely the case. There are many popular styles outside of the Colonial gold standard and in fact, a large number of variations and hybrids of the form itself.
Early American Colonial architecture differed across the original 13 colonies due to varied English and European influences. Typical to the Washington Metro area at the time were the Mid-Atlantic and Southern Colonial styles. Both featured a center-hall design, often with a front parlor. In the late 1880's, the Colonial Revival period commenced, including subsets such as Georgian Revival and Neo-Georgian. These were part of a nationalistic movement and melded various elements, including a center hall, gabled roof and elaborate doorways with overhead detail work. For more information about Colonial Style Homes in Washington DC Metro Area, start browsing the active MLS listings below:
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Okay, so what's all this mean in the modern real estate marketplace? To be honest, the Washington metropolitan area is a part of the country steeped in history and tradition. That doesn't mean that all suburban neighborhoods are filled with antique homes or that you can't seek out contemporary styles. However, Colonial homes are named for either the era in which they were built or a design influence that stems from that time period. This popular architectural style continues to be a staple part of Washington Metro's home construction business, whether in newer subdivisions, master-planned communities or stand-alone custom-builds.
Just as old Colonial homes were varied, so are recent ones. New Colonial construction ranges from simple and boxy to ornate with multiple roofs, wings and columns. Included in the many styles are influences that have migrated from other regions including Spanish, Dutch and French Colonial. There's a wide range of prices both in Washington DC and the entire Metro region, all the way from $100,000 to $10 million. As you might imagine, there's a lot of room in-between. Whether you're interested on owning a piece of authentic American history or creating your own custom Colonial style homes are truly timeless.
To learn more about Colonial-style homes for sale, as well as other styles in the Washington Metro region, call District Partners at Compass, 202-798-3600.
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Listing information last updated on April 21st, 2019 at 12:15am EDT.