05 August 2015

400 Year History of the Architecture of American Houses

The average American family may be getting smaller and smaller, but the houses have grown bigger than ever. In the last 40 years, the single-family American house has expanded in area by 61%. 

If four decades could make such a difference, imagine what the houses must have been like 400 years ago.   

To do that, check out a new infographic put together by the Brooklyn-based design studio Pop Chart Lab. The graphic features 121 hand-drawn American houses of various eras, giving a glimpse of the history of American houses from 1600 to today ...

Read the article or click on the link to Pop Chart Lab to see the full infographic.

Not every house style ever created is listed and it gives you a sense of the type of abode that your ancestors may have lived in.

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