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Old July 11th, 2006, 11:03 AM   #1
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American homes

One thing I noticed of most average US homes are how the architecture varies from coast to coast. Here are some that I took.

In Woodbridge Township, NJ (near NYC)





In Milpitas, CA (near SF)





Anyone here have more photos of houses in the US (pref. middle to upper middle class homes)?
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Old July 12th, 2006, 04:29 AM   #2
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whoa verrry nice..expensive houses...well i like it
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Old July 12th, 2006, 04:34 AM   #3
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typical home in south florida:


a little more exclusive:
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Old July 12th, 2006, 05:18 AM   #4
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One thing I noticed of most average US homes are how the architecture varies from coast to coast. Here are some that I took.

In Woodbridge Township, NJ (near NYC)





In Milpitas, CA (near SF)





Anyone here have more photos of houses in the US (pref. middle to upper middle class homes)?
Those houses are pretty ugly i prefer the florida and south california syle homes.
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Old July 23rd, 2006, 05:37 PM   #5
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Now that's where I would live-what a lovely place
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Old July 23rd, 2006, 05:54 PM   #6
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Old July 26th, 2006, 11:54 AM   #7
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Alot of Milwaukee homes resemble those of NJ or New England homes. I think this is typical especially those in the northern areas except for Washington (state)
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Old July 26th, 2006, 09:18 PM   #8
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Lots of stucco, panelling and brick are rare because insulation is bad and brick creates a lot of heat.








Alot of older houses have what is called an "Arizona Room", which allowed for the tenants to sleep in relative comfort during the dreaded summer nights in Arizona. It was basically a covered patio with lots of window screens to take advantage of cool nighttime breezes. One could also drape wet towels to act as an impromptu air cooler. This was all, of course, before air conditioning.


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Old July 30th, 2006, 09:13 PM   #9
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Nice design ! ther are some diffrent between the us 's homes and the tropical's house .
I do not know how to post pic . forgive me . i will try my best n post for all of you
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Old July 31st, 2006, 03:04 PM   #10
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Here just outside London, there's several housing developments in which the homes resemble those of Milwaukee. I personally like that style.

An example is Chafford Hundred just east of London.
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Old July 31st, 2006, 10:49 PM   #11
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A lot of those homes in Milwaukee remind me of "All in the Family"!
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Old August 4th, 2006, 06:07 AM   #12
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[B]Typical houses in my city





































































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A investment house we are trying to sell


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Old August 20th, 2006, 07:37 PM   #13
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whoa verrry nice..expensive houses...well i like it
they don't look too expensive to me
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Old August 20th, 2006, 07:41 PM   #14
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could anyone explain why american houses are made of wood?

no wonder that they are destroyed every time a hurricane attacks.

what is the reason?
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Old August 20th, 2006, 07:44 PM   #15
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i just love the spanish architecture influnce in the south western and florida homes they are great, to tel you the truth i really find the north east style of houses really boring and cold
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Old August 23rd, 2006, 12:14 PM   #16
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Those Milwaukee streets look like they could've been taken in Tacoma's older districts

Here's typical Northwest style homes in the Seattle area:

Suburban homes like this popped up everywhere in the 80s, early 90s.


Older restored homes can be found in the inner cities.


shake roofs are popular. (This new home is listed at $845,000 btw)


Same builder from above built this older home in the late 80s. This type of architecture is fairly common here.


Another typical northwest style home. Updated "craftsman" style are pretty popular...although I'm not a big fan of them.


And just for fun...I *love* Magnolia & Queen Anne. These neighborhoods are found directly north of the Space Needle. Classic!






mixing in the new with the old!
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Old August 30th, 2006, 03:45 AM   #17
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Beautiful suburban America!
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Old August 30th, 2006, 06:50 AM   #18
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could anyone explain why american houses are made of wood?

no wonder that they are destroyed every time a hurricane attacks.

what is the reason?
The Material is inexpensive. The base of engineering and constructuion knowledge is pervasive. It's a traditional material the market is used too. Mind you there are many other materials used and even using the same stick frame construction method, there are now other popular materials e.g. metal stud. Also a bit of regional variation with regards to methodology.

Wood by itself can be engineered to withstand hurricanes, it's all in the design. What differentiates these designs in general as opposed to other places e.g Asian Typhoon Belt is the existing building code which may have a lower allowable tolerance for windspeed. I think this may a thing of the past though as insurance pressures require people to build sturdier houses whether in wood or other material.
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Old September 14th, 2006, 04:00 AM   #19
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oooohh nice topic i'll have to remember to take my camera next time i'm out driving around.
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I dunno about american, but here are some other 'north american' suburban homes, Canadian to be exact. Houses like these are pretty common in the area where I live.







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