Portland Home Styles

Interested in learning more about Mid-century Modern homes, Cape Cod, Foursquare, Tudor, Bungalow, Craftsman, Ranch, Victorian, Dutch Colonial, or English Cottage homes? You’ve come to the right place.

Personally, I’m fascinated by the diverse set of older homes in our greater metro area and love their history.

If you’re looking for a particular style of home for sale, we have a great search program for that, you can simply type in the home style you’re looking for in the search bar, such as “Victorian,” and hit enter. It works!

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What is an English Cottage Style Home in Portland?

November 14, 2022

We’ve written before about the many architectural styles you’ll find in Portland, and in this article, we’re adding another one to the list: the English Cottage. Inspired by the original cottages from England, these homes possess a welcoming feel that call up images of cozy comfort and charming whimsey. The grounds of these homes tend to be as important as the homes themselves with lush outdoor spaces created to allow for relaxing and communing with nature. See the full map of all English Cottage homes for sale in Portland. Characteristics of an English Cottage Style Home in Portland Exterior One of the first characteristics you’ll notice about English Cottage style homes is the dramatically sloped roofs (sometimes reaching almost to...


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What is a NW Contemporary Style Home in Portland?

October 26, 2022

Portland’s residential real estate is just as varied as its wide array of residents. No matter your aesthetic tastes, you’re sure to find home styles in Portland that speak to your wants and needs. A popular style in Portland is the NW Contemporary, sometimes known as NW Modern. This architectural style was derived from the International style, first developed in the 1920s and 1930s, then defined by Philip Johnson and Henry-Russell Hitchcock, curators of the Museum of Modern Art, in 1932. Inspired by the International design movement, minimalist design, and Japanese architecture, American architect, Frank Lloyd Wright, carved out a niche for himself by bringing his own flare and aesthetic to the design of this much-loved style that focuses on...


What is a Dutch Colonial Style Home in Portland?

October 14, 2022

Portland’s residential architectural styles run the gamut and represent the historic changes and building trends the city has seen since its establishment in the 1800s. Some styles are concentrated in certain area, while others are sprinkled across the city. One thing is for sure: Portland’s housing and real estate options are as varied in style and personality as its residents. Love a well-maintained Victorian? Always dreamed of living in a Mid-Century Modern? Want the coziness of a Bungalow? If you have a penchant for a particular architectural style, there’s a strong possibility you’ll be able to find it. See what we mean: take a look at the full map of all architectural styles for sale in Portland. We recently looked...


What is a Victorian Style Home in Portland?

August 31, 2022

Portland is full of old, historic homes, many of which were Victorians, some of the first to help establish the area as a city. There are also plenty of newer Victorians, designed and built during revival periods for those who love the romantic whimsy found in much of this style of architecture. Most of the features found in Victorians are attributed to the Victorian era, specifically (1837-1901) when Queen Victoria was in power. Her love of beautiful excess is evident in the features of this architectural style. Maybe one of the more pervasive styles in history, its reach extended all across the UK, New Zealand, Australia, and North America. What are the Features of a Victorian Style Home? Distinctive in...


What is an American Ranch Style Home in Portland?

July 4, 2022

Portland is known for its charming early and revival Craftsman, Bungalow, Foursquare, and Tudor style homes that mark the city’s early settlement days. Portland also has sections that are home to a fair amount of Ranch styles with their own historic place in Portland’s history, all of which give the Rose City its diverse personality. Did you know that Ranch style homes sell faster and for more than other home styles? Check out our research here. We thought we’d focus on this classic style and see what the real estate market has to offer. If you’re a fan of the Ranch, you’ll want to take a look at what’s available. We have the full map of all Portland ranch style...


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What is a Mid-Century Split-Level in Portland?

June 8, 2022

Residential architectural styles run the gamut in Portland, which traces the city’s historic development and speaks to its willingness to bend with the times. Mid-Century Modern homes have distinct features that set them apart from other types of styles and represent a stark contrast from those that came before them. In response to the second World War, designers and homeowners alike were looking for living spaces that represented a sense of freedom and the dissolving of boundaries. Hence, open, flowing floor plans; use of large, expansive windows; and the integration of the structures with natural surroundings. In this article, we’re looking at one derivative of this style, specifically, at the Mid-Century Modern, Split-Level home. What are Mid-Century Modern Split-Level Architectural...


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What is a Bungalow Style Home in Portland?

April 6, 2022

On any given day you can find cozy, charming bungalows for sale in Portland. Our city is full of them, and we have the full map of all bungalow homes for sale. These cozy, livable homes are iconic when thinking of Portland’s architectural history. It’s no wonder Portlanders love them so much. Structurally, they’re sturdy, and they oftentimes have unconventional designs, which only add to their charm. Several revivals since the first bungalows have kept this beloved style alive. More recent versions have the same features you’d expect to see in a classic bungalow, with modernized touches. What are the Features of a Bungalow Style Home? One typical commonality amongst bungalows in Portland is that they don’t have a full...


What is a Craftsman Style Home in Portland?

February 7, 2022

Thanks to Portland’s ability to satisfy the housing and cultural needs of its residents and to follow building and structural design trends, our city is full of a wide array of architectural styles in the residential real estate market. From Portland’s early days of Victorians to its more recent contemporary, modern styles, the Rose City has a diverse selection of homes to not only satisfy all the essentials buyers look for in a home, but to also express their personality and aesthetic tastes. We thought we’d focus on the Craftsman style and see what Portland has to offer. Whether you want an original, renovated Craftsman or a newer revival Craftsman, you’ll definitely want to take a look at the full...


What is a Tudor Style Home in Portland?

November 19, 2021

Portland is known for its eclectic style and personality, and that’s evident in the types of homes you see throughout the city. A person can track the city’s history by exploring Portland’s various neighborhoods and see how it has transformed over the years as a reaction to and reflection of the times. From the first log cabin built in downtown Portland by Asa Lovejoy and Francis Pettygrove in 1843 to the Victorians, Italiantes, and Queen Annes that followed on up through the Victorian Farmhouses, Colonial Revivals, and Dutch Colonials, the Craftmans and Foursquares and Ranches, Portland has always adapted and evolved to reflect the trends of the culture and the needs of its residents. While Portland continues to progress in...


What is a Portland Cape Cod Home Style?

June 2, 2021

When you close your eyes and imagine the quintessential archetype of an American single family house, what do you see? If you find yourself envisioning a rectangular home with symmetrical windows and a chimney sprouting from the top, you may have encountered the Cape Code style. And you wouldn’t be alone in that. Across the country you’ll find Cape Cod style architecture, for good reason. Once a product of the harsh New England climate, this style became a staple of middle class American home construction. Sound too cookie cutter for you? Hold out for the twists this story has in store. The West Coast is home to some of the coziest and quaintest aberrations of the traditional Cape Cod. On...