American Style Homes
Actionbuild Custom Homes designs, creates and builds American styles homes because it is a style we love to work with. Over the years as our company has evolved through a history of craftsmanship and custom house building, the style and features American homes offer are becoming more in demand the world over. Working from your own plan and choices of American home facades and finishes, building your custom American home is where we can help you.
Based in South East Melbourne and Gippsland, our rural settings make building American Style Homes a frequent client request.
What do we mean when we say we build “American Style Homes”? I am sure this creates a different image in ever persons imagination! Like any country, Americans housing has been evolving over the century’s based on the area, immigrants and culture. We loved the read of the article published on ThoughtCo here House Style Guide to the American Home.
What the team at Actionbuild Custom Homes love most about building American Style Homes are the details that make these houses stand out as a character of their own. This includes rustic timber beams, cladding, wall panelling, cathedral ceilings and Great Rooms, large entertaining spaces and quality finishes.
Choose the elements that appeal to you and contact us to build your custom dream American home.
We have researched the different styles of American Homes and created a brief overview below to help you choose the look and style you dream about!
From the New England Colonial Style (rectangular, 2 or 3 stories) to Dutch Colonial (Barn Style) to Federal (think the White House) to Shingle Style and Ranch, the common style of American House we build today is the current Builders Colonial/Neocolonial style. Read more about the styles that make what we know as an American house.
NEW ENGLAND COLONIAL STYLE AMERICAN HOUSE
The New England Colonial Style home in American are traditionally square and rustic with large central fireplaces and chimney. Built 2 or 3 stories high, they are symmetrical, weatherboard clad homes with single peak steep roof design, porched entry and diamond paned windows.
DUTCH COLONIAL STYLE AMERICAN HOUSE
The Dutch Colonial Style American home started with Dutch colonists along the Hudson river. the Gambrel / Barn style roof, matching chimneys on either side and dutch doors give this American House style a character from another country. Usually 2 and 3 storeys high, this is a home built for a family.
FEDERAL STYLE AMERICAN HOUSE
It's easy to confuse Federalist architecture with the earlier Colonial style. The difference is in the details: While Colonial homes are square and angular, a Federal-style building is more likely to have curved lines and decorative flourishes. Their roofs are Low-pitched or flat with a balustrade, windows are Circular or elliptical and decorative pillars and moldings. While this exact style is not often built today, elements such as the columns and arches are encorporated into modern day homes.
SHINGLE STYLE AMERICAN HOME
Shingle American homes are rambling and asymmetrical. They display architecture native to the values and landscape of America. The shingle is still used in American homes today as wall feature and as a reflection of Americas past house styles.
RANCH STYLE AMERICAN HOME
Ranch style American Home is typically a single storey home with large open space rooms and a shallower pitch roof than other styles. Natural materials such as timber, stone and cladding create a home built for a family that is ecofriendly and blends with nature.
BUILDERS COLONIAL/NEOCOLONIAL STYLE AMERICAN HOME
The current Builders Colonial / Neocolonial Style American home we build takes the best features from all the eras of American Homes to create the character of American House most loved by people of today. They are thoughtfully modern with hints of the past. Built best on Landscape to show the features of facade, typical details include rock feature, curved timber beam details, gabled roof and more than 1 storey high. A large porch and colonial bar windows and portholes provide natural light to every room.