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Building Inspiration Infographic | Most Popular and Iconic Home Design Styles

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BeanfootBeanfoot Posts: 602 Member
edited August 2016 in The Sims 4 Lots
I found this infographic reblogged on KiwiSims's TS4 Tumblr from this source at Blogarama. I think it's a nice bit of inspirational prompting for beginners and pros alike!
You have probably heard of a Tudor or Georgian style home, but maybe never knew how to identify one on sight. Our guide to iconic home styles shows how dwellings in England, Italy, and France influenced the way we build our houses today in North America. This guide is a must-read for any real estate buff who prides themselves on their knowledge of architecture.
By reading our guide, you will learn how to identify homes based on their facade, style and amount of windows, roof, and siding. Not only is this helpful on a practical level, as it will increase your real estate knowledge, but it also serves as an interesting history lesson. Home styles have always been influenced by socioeconomic factors of the times they are conceived; watch how the period of Victorian opulence morphs into the Craftsman style during leaner times.

Tudor House Design Style
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Cape Code House Design Style and Georgian Design Style
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Greek Revival Style & Colonial House Building Style
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Gothic Style (Victorian) & Italianate House Style
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Stick Eastlake Style & Second Empire Style
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Queen Anne House Design & Shingle Style Design
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Dutch Colonial Style & Neo Classical Design
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Craftsman Design & Cottage Style
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French Colonial Design Style & Mediterranean Style
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Mid Century Modern Design & Traditional Ranch Style
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Contemporary Design Style
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Comments

  • EmmaVaneEmmaVane Posts: 7,539 Member
    That was a really good read. I'll be sure to look back next time I'm building a house in one of the neighbourhoods. :p
  • EvalenEvalen Posts: 10,175 Member
    @Beanfoot Love what you posted, Makes it easy to see how to build.
    Do you have something on the Tuscan house, that is my favorite. would love to see what you have on it. I guess the closet thing you posted would be the Mediterranean one, but not quite Tuscon.
  • BeanfootBeanfoot Posts: 602 Member
    @EmmaVane I'd love to see what you come up with :)

    @Evalen I'm glad you like it <3 the infographic isn't quite so comprehensive but you can always mix-and-match the styles.
  • lovlyblovlyb Posts: 968 Member
    Thanks great read and find! good to will look at this next time I build.
  • linsleyklinsleyk Posts: 39 Member
    thanks so much for this :)
  • BeanfootBeanfoot Posts: 602 Member
    You're welcome @lovlyb and @linsleyk o:)
  • DannydanboDannydanbo Posts: 18,057 Member
    Thank you @Beanfoot. I hope a guru stickies this to the build section for quick reference.
  • BeanfootBeanfoot Posts: 602 Member
    Dannydanbo wrote: »
    Thank you @Beanfoot. I hope a guru stickies this to the build section for quick reference.

    You're welcome :) That's a good idea, paging @SimGuruBChick and @SimGuruDrake
  • drake_mccartydrake_mccarty Posts: 6,104 Member
    Ummmm love this!!
  • allygold98allygold98 Posts: 16 Member
    thanks for this!!
    think like a proton - always positive
  • BeanfootBeanfoot Posts: 602 Member
    Glad to help, @drake_mccarty and @allygold98 :)
  • ShaddBoiShaddBoi Posts: 795 Member
    Very interesting! I like these ideas!
  • lisi_jalisi_ja Posts: 542 Member
    Thank you so much for sharing this <3
  • BeanfootBeanfoot Posts: 602 Member
    I've always been worried about filling up Newcrest uniformly but not with that ticky-tacky all-the-same vibe. It's cool you're inspired too, @ShaddBoi :)

    You're very welcome @lisi_ja <3
  • Don_OelloDon_Oello Posts: 269 Member
    thank you for sharing this infographic, it's easy and will help many builders
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  • KatnissEverdeenKatnissEverdeen Posts: 12 New Member
    I hope it will help me to build better houses for my sims! Very nice, thank you for sharing :blush:
  • MysticLegacyMysticLegacy Posts: 97 Member
    Oh this infographic is amazing! I've been looking for more building inspiration lately and this was incredibly helpful. Thank you for posting it!
    Mystic

    Wife of Pinstar & co-owner of The Sims Legacy Challenge website
    Origin ID - Pinstar1161 (shared with my husband)
    Twitter - @Sims_Legacy
  • BeanfootBeanfoot Posts: 602 Member
    @Don_Oello @KatnissEverdeen @MysticLegacy

    I'm very happy to see you all inspired. I'm a terrible builder, myself, so I know you guys can definitely take this far further than I ever could. You're all welcome! <3
  • MysticLegacyMysticLegacy Posts: 97 Member
    @Beanfoot Definitely looking forward to putting it to use!

    Completely off-topic, but I love your avatar!
    Mystic

    Wife of Pinstar & co-owner of The Sims Legacy Challenge website
    Origin ID - Pinstar1161 (shared with my husband)
    Twitter - @Sims_Legacy
  • BeanfootBeanfoot Posts: 602 Member
    @Beanfoot Definitely looking forward to putting it to use!

    Completely off-topic, but I love your avatar!

    Tag me if you post your creations! I'm so excited to see what comes of this post. And thank you :) do you play LiS?
  • MysticLegacyMysticLegacy Posts: 97 Member
    Yep! I played it about 6 months ago. It was fantastic!
    Mystic

    Wife of Pinstar & co-owner of The Sims Legacy Challenge website
    Origin ID - Pinstar1161 (shared with my husband)
    Twitter - @Sims_Legacy
  • HowGreatThouArtHowGreatThouArt Posts: 1,650 Member
    @Beanfoot I've never been much of a builder but this infographic really inspired me! I tried my hand at a couple of colonials based on the infographic and pictures I found on the Internet.

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  • BeanfootBeanfoot Posts: 602 Member
    @MysticLegacy It still makes me emotional to think about and I played it nearly a year ago!

    @HowGreatThouArt Those are absolutely stunning! I'm so happy you found inspiration, but this is all you! The first one gives me a very modern, just-renovated feel on the wealthy streets of Connecticut. The second one looks soooo warm and inviting, like everybody's ideal childhood home. The third one looks like the home of a top government official - I say because it reminds me of 24 Sussex, where our PM here in Canada lives. (Or lived, it's falling apart. Maybe they can get you to redesign it.) o:)
  • HowGreatThouArtHowGreatThouArt Posts: 1,650 Member
    @Beanfoot Thanks for the comments. :smile: I'm glad you're able to relate to some of them.
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  • saskut0saskut0 Posts: 53 Member
    I love building. Just wish there was a way of sticking my pre made rooms in the catalogue rather than having to get them from my gallery.
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