What's Your Home Style?

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By Jody Brown

It can be hard to decide what your personal architectural style is. There are so many choices. And if you're trying to choose something important - like, say, the house you want to live in for the rest of your life - well ... you should probably get that choice right. But how can you tell what style you are? Is there a guide? Well, no, actually. There's the summary that the real estate people write, but that's basically science fiction. All ugly houses are called "contemporary." That's not helpful.

We need a better system. Something more ... scientific. So I'll give it a try. Using my vast knowledge of architectural styles and my keen powers of observation, I've compiled the following. Feel free to make changes in your life accordingly.

What's Your House Style?
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What's Your Home Style?

This applies to Seattle as well.

In most real estate listings, "Cape Cod" means small and painted white.

I think I hate this guy, but I'm leaving my card with him just in case. Maybe he can give one to his father as well.

That's a police car in the lower right corner, by the way...

Mad Men? Or Sad Man?


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