House Styles 1980s-2008

Title In June 2008 six streets in the southern suburbs of Eau Claire were surveyed.
The distinctive house styles from these streets are found on this page.

Ranch

Ranch

-1 story
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Long, low roofline
-Large picture window
-Large overhanging eaves
Split Level Ranch

Split-level Ranch

-1.5 stories
-
small, rectangular volumes
-gable roofs
L Ranch

L - Ranch

-1 story
-small, rectangular volumes
-Bent into L shape due to small lot size
Ranch with Arts and Crafts Details

Ranch with Arts and Crafts Details

-1 stories
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long, rectangular volumes
-gable or hipped roofs
-light eclectic detailings, such as intricate pillars, cut-stonework, and lathed woodwork
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wide wooden clapboard or aluminum siding
2 Story Ranch

2-Story Ranch

-2 stories
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horizontal appearance parallel to the road
-sometimes gable roofs, more often hipped roofs
-long continuous roof lines with relatively low pitches
Big Roof Ranch

Big-Roof Ranch

-1 story
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U-shape, L-shape, or regular rectangular ranch styles
-roof is large, storage or lost space
Big Roof Gable

Big-Roof Gable

-1-2 stories
-large volumes
-several gable roofs
-large, sometimes prominent garages
Minimal Traditional

Minimal Traditional

-1 story
-
small, rectangular volumes
-gable roofs
Suburban Minimal Traditional

Suburban Minimal Traditional

 

-1 story
-small, rectangular volumes
-gable roofs
Suburban Arts and Crafts

Suburban Arts and Crafts

-1-2 stories
-
large, gable roofs
-dormers and decorative windows common
-
variety of siding including wood and stucco
Suburban New England Colonial

Suburban New England Colonial

-2 stories
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Symmetrical placement of windows and doors
-Simple rectangular shape
-gable or pyramidal/hipped roof
Suburban Upright and Wing

Suburban Upright and Wing

-1.5-2 stories
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"upright"- vertical part of house, "wing"- lower part of the house
-Simple rectangular shape

suburbangarrison

Suburban Garrison

-2 stories
-
overhanging second story
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garages are usually attached to the houses
Suburban Tudor

Suburban Tudor

-2 stories
-timbering elements
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stucco and brick siding
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garages are attached to the houses
Suburban Victorian

Suburban Victorian

-2 stories
-decorative gable roofs
-detailed wooden fish-scale accents
Suburban Shed

Suburban Shed

-1.5 stories
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roof is often as big as the walls of the house, and is lost space to the house
-large, rectangular volumes
-garages are attached to the houses and are larger than the house
Suburban Cape Cod

Suburban Cape Cod

-1.5 stories
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large, rectangular volumes
-gable roofs
-often several small dormers
Split Level

Split-level

-1.5 stories for the main house represent bi-level
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1 story "wing" creates the split level effect
-gable roofs
-large, rectangular volumes
Bi-level

Bi-level

-1.5 stories for the main house represent bi-level
-gable roofs
-large, rectangular volumes

Created by Robyn Zentgraf, 02 June 2008.