There is such a huge variety of home styles available on the market, and unless you know exactly what you want, it can be a dizzying decision to broach. While older homes, say built in the 70’s, offer predominantly bungalow living, its not true of all. Edmonton architecture offers a healthy dose of bungalows and two-story family homes, in both older and modern styles.
The Cape Cod
Cape Code homes are very traditional two-story houses, originally constructed of red brick with a low broad frame, where the second story often included the attic space, making bedrooms quite angular.
Victorian style homes are tall, narrow structures with high roof peaks and traditional pane windows. Inside they displayed many separate rooms, often smaller in size and narrow hallways. These homes are typically filled with character, from wood carvings to crown moldings.
These homes are large and boxy, often featuring large porches that may even wrap around the home. Its not uncommon to see cedar shake for siding, or partial siding, although craftsman homes come in a good variety.
Ranch style homes are what most think of as a bungalow. The entire living space is on the same floor, with the exception of the basement space. These homes are favoured for their ease of access and convenient living style.
There are many homes beyond these from which to choose, including semi-detached, duplexes, townhouses and condominiums. While the greatest variety is found amongst single family dwellings, there is also some variation between condos and town homes, especially as more English influences infiltrate. It’s common to see four story homes, or more, where each floor is dedicated to one purpose – like dining or sleeping quarters. Luckily, you can find all these variations amongst Edmonton architecture, and in the surrounding areas too.