Glossary of Different Home Styles – Part Two

Tuscany Homes, one of the top home builders in Vancouver WA, continues its glossary of different home styles. In the second and final installment of this series, we are going to define bungalow, cabin, cottage, rambler, and villa style homes.

Bungalow: Originating in South Asia, bungalow homes are small, single-level detached dwellings that usually have verandahs and gardens. They became popular in the United States beginning in the early 1900s.

Cabin: A cabin is a bucolic dwelling usually made from logs. You’ll find cabins in rural areas and they are greatly associated with resorts. Cabins are usually a second home and not a main residence.

Cottage: A small home located in a rural area although you’ll find them in more populated areas too. Regardless of where they are located, cottages are diminutive, charming, and cozy.

Rambler: This style of home is an “L” shaped or rectangle-shaped single level dwelling that lacks exterior decorative detailing. Inside, a rambler uses minimal walls to maximize living space.

Villa: The term “villa” has a long history. For most of its history it has meant a luxurious country home. Today, the term is used to describe homes in nearly every price range. So, when you hear it, expect just about anything.

To read part one of this two-part series, click here.

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