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  1. low-pitched, front or side gabled roofs (sometimes clipped or hipped)
    dormer windows and multiple roof planes
    generously overhanging eves
    exposed rafters and beams
    extended rafter ends, sometimes decoratively shaped (e.g., oriental flares)
    decorative braces and stickwork under the gables
    decorative attic vents in front facing gables
    wood or stone siding such as horizontal wood slats, wood shingles, cut stone cladding
    generous full or partial width front porches
    porch support columns often extending to ground level (no break at the porch floor)
    tapered porch columns supported by low pedestals made of stone, brick, wood or stucco
    sloping foundation walls and porch supports
    stone covered foundation walls and porch supports
    stone exterior chimneys
    additional trellised porches
    wide exterior window and door casing
    windows with multi-paned top sashes and single-paned bottom sashes
    stained glass in exterior windows and doors

  2. Large columns lining the front of the house
    House elevated because of the threat of hurricanes and flooding
    Vertical lines of windows
    Colored window shutters
    Intricate decoration above the front door
    Symmetry
    Originated from the times of southern plantations in the 18th and 19th centuries
    Historically 2 Stories - In the last two decades dormers have allowed for 3rd floor

  3. Story-and-a-half house
    Gabled ends
    Symmetrical façade
    Shingles or wide clapboard exterior
    Steep roof
    Little or no eave overhang
    Central chimney
    Multipaned windows
    Functional shutters
    Simple design
    Little or no decorative exterior trim
    Dormers

  4. Single story
    Low pitched gable roof
    Deep-set eaves
    Horizontal, rambling layout: Long, narrow, and low to the ground
    Rectangular, L-shaped, or U-shaped design
    Large windows: double-hung, sliding, and picture
    Sliding glass doors leading out to patio
    Attached garage
    Simple floor plans
    Emphasis on openness (few interior walls) and efficient use of space
    Built from natural materials: Oak floors, wood or brick exterior
    Lack decorative detailing, aside from decorative shutters

  5. Low-pitched roof
    Overhanging eaves
    Horizontal lines
    Open floor plan
    Clerestory windows
    Introduced by Frank Lloyd Wright

  6. Irregular, asymmetrical façade
    Strong, geometric shapes
    Large windows, often tall and seemingly randomly placed in the façade
    Clerestory windows
    One or two stories
    Distinctive roofline — sometimes flat, other times gabled — usually with wide eave overhang
    Natural, often local, building materials
    Sustainable, eco-friendly materials, such as bamboo flooring and granite countertops
    Extensive use of natural light
    Open floor plan in L, T, H or U shape to embrace outdoor space
    Flexible layout to adapt to changes in family needs
    Green heating, air-conditioning and plumbing systems to conserve energy
    Solar energy systems

  7. Asymmetrical
    Low-pitched flat, gable, or hip roof, typically with no overhang
    Tile roof
    Half round arches, doors, and windows
    Stucco over adobe brick, or adobe brick exterior walls
    Plaster interior walls
    Ornate tile, wrought iron, and wood work

  8. Steeply pitched roof of irregular shape, usually with dominant front-facing gable
    Textured shingles (and/or other devices) to avoid smooth-walled appearance
    Partial or full-width asymmetrical porch, usually one story high and extended along one or both side walls
    Asymmetrical facade