House Styles: A Guide to 45 the Most Popular House Types Through the Decades

There are many different house styles where we live in. They protect us from many things like the sun, rain, wind, and enemies. Here, we provide a list of the most popular different house styles with their names and pictures from around the world.

House Styles

Types of Houses

What style is your house?

Here are 45 different house styles available worldwide.

  • 2-Level-Flat
  • Colonial
  • Apartment/ Flat
  • Chalet
  • Bungalow
  • Caravan
  • Barn
  • Castle
  • Gable Front House
  • Condominium
  • Octagon House
  • Converted Flat
  • Cottage
  • Detached House
  • Dormitory
  • Container House
  • Duplex
  • Farmhouse
  • Habitat House
  • Courtyard House
  • Hotel
  • Houseboat
  • Hut
  • Igloo
  • Kutcha House
  • Lighthouse
  • Lodge
  • Log Cabin
  • Manor
  • Mansion
  • Motel
  • Palace
  • Semi-detached House
  • Shack
  • Shamiana
  • Skyscraper
  • Studio Flat (UK)/ Studio Apartment (US)
  • Teepee
  • Tent
  • Terraced House
  • Townhouse
  • Trailer
  • Treehouse
  • Villa
  • Stilt House

House Styles | Examples & Pictures

2-Level-Flat

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Colonial

Soon the neat stores were replaced by faded brownstones and tumbledown colonial houses.

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Apartment/ Flat

The senator has two homes – an apartment in Washington and a house in Colorado.

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Chalet

When she stayed in the Berry chalet she slept on the living-room sofa.

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Bungalow

Paul lives in a tiny bungalow and had kept marine fish in a four-foot tank for several years.

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Caravan

For six months they camped out in a caravan in a meadow at the back of the house.

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Barn

That big building is a barn for keeping the grain.

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Castle

Instead of working hard at her lessons, Mary spends her time building a castle in the air.

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Condominium

I wanted to do something that no one has done — build a luxurious condominium.

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Converted Flat

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Cottage

I would rather be poor in a cottage full of books than a king without the desire to read.

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Detached House

He lived with his family in a new £300,000 four-bedroom detached house in nearby Thurnscoe.

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Dormitory

It was a large warehouse that had been converted by the addition of beds into a dormitory.

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Container House

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Duplex

She lives in a kind of special high-end duplex house, the decoration is very luxurious.

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Farmhouse

The thieves lay low for a few days in a farmhouse, then tried to leave the country with the money.

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Courtyard House

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Hotel

When I came back to the hotel Laura and Peter were shouting and bawling at each other.

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Houseboat

Afterward, the newlyweds were to cruise the Huangpu River in a luxury houseboat.

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Hut

You can then use this hut as a base for explorations into the mountains around.

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Igloo

Ice Trolls have been observed to live in igloo-like structures and simple tents.

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Lighthouse

The tower provided shore accommodation for keepers and kept in communication with the lighthouse by means of flagstaff signals and carrier pigeons.

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Lodge

We can take those two soldiers from the porter’s lodge with us.

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Log Cabin

We arrived at some logging camp; there was a lot of snow, and we were living in a log cabin.

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Manor

Families cherished their forbears, whether these had lived in humble cottages or in manor houses.

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Mansion

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Motel

The agents arrested the midshipmen couriers, one of whom was Harloff when they arrived at the motel.

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Palace

When built, the palace and its grounds were more extensive than the city itself.

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Semi-detached House

I was working a day or two a week in Cambridge at the time, so in 2003 I traded one three-bed Victorian semi-detached house for another.

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Shack

She just walked on back to the shack, carrying my breakfast plate in one hand.

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Skyscraper

For a moment she wished she were on the top floor of a very, very high skyscraper.

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Studio Flat (UK)/ Studio Apartment (US)

Each studio flat is equipped with a bathroom, kitchenette, and balcony.

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Teepee

He has two big houses in this country, not to mention his villa in France.

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Tent

I went into her tent and she told me to sit down.

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Terraced House

It’s a terraced house built in 1897.

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Townhouse

The family moved into the Mayberry Estates townhouse complex last November.

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Trailer

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Treehouse

The treehouse was constructed from the unused toolshed.

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Villa

Each villa has a separate sitting room.

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Stilt House

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House Styles Vocabulary | Infographic

House Styles Around the World

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