What’s Your Home Style?

Phyllis Patterson

Welcome to the Home Style Quiz! Your home is a reflection of your personal taste and style. Whether you lean towards classic elegance, cozy charm, modern minimalism, or something in between, this quiz will guide you toward the home style that's fit for you. Grab a pen & let's get started!

What is your preferred exterior material?

a) Brick or clapboard

b) Stucco or stone

c) Shingle siding

d) Combination of different materials

e) Minimalistic and modern materials like glass and steel

What kind of architectural details do you appreciate?

a) Symmetrical façade and columned porches

b) Fanlights and elliptical or semi-circular windows

c) Dormer windows and Cape Cod roofline

d) Exposed beams and handcrafted woodwork

e) Clean lines and large windows

Which interior style do you prefer?

a) Classic and traditional

b) Refined and elegant

c) Cozy and cottage-like

d) Warm and natural

e) Minimal and contemporary

What is your ideal color palette for the home's interior?

a) Neutral tones with pops of color

b) Soft and muted shades

c) Coastal-inspired blues and whites

d) Earthy tones and warm hues

e) Monochromatic or bold and contrasting colors

What type of outdoor space appeals to you?

a) Expansive front porch and well-manicured garden

b) Cozy courtyard with a fountain

c) Backyard deck or patio with a pergola

d) Natural landscape with garden beds and trees

e) Rooftop terrace or sleek outdoor entertaining area

Which statement best describes your preferred ambiance?

a) Traditional elegance and timeless charm

b) Classic sophistication and refined aesthetics

c) Quaint and charming with a sense of history

d) Warm and inviting with a touch of nature

e) Modern and sleek with an emphasis on open spaces

Tally up how many of each letter you have, and determine which has the most. If you had…

Mostly A's: You appreciate the timeless charm and a sense of history in your home – one of my favorites! Your preference for brick or clapboard exteriors, symmetrical façades, and columned porches aligns with the Colonial Revival style. This style draws inspiration from traditional colonial architecture and features classic details, such as multi-pane windows and refined elegance.

Mostly B's: You appreciate classic sophistication and a sense of refined aesthetics in your home. Your inclination toward stucco or stone exteriors, fanlights, and elliptical or semi-circular windows reflects the Federal Style. This architectural style emerged during the late 18th and early 19th centuries, emphasizing refined simplicity and elegance.

Mostly C's: Your preference for shingle siding, steep-pitched roofs, and dormer windows corresponds to the Cape Cod style. This cozy and cottage-like architectural style originated in New England. Cape Cod homes often feature a symmetrical appearance, a central chimney, and a charming, quaint ambiance.

Mostly D's: Your inclination towards exposed beams, handcrafted woodwork, and warm earthy tones aligns with the Craftsman style. This style emphasizes natural materials, quality craftsmanship, and a cozy, down-to-earth aesthetic. Craftsman homes typically feature low-pitched roofs, front porches, and a warm and inviting ambiance. Many of our new construction homes are craftsman style!

Mostly E's: Your preference for minimalistic and modern materials like glass and steel, clean lines, and large windows reflects the Contemporary style. This style showcases modern designs, open floor plans, and an emphasis on light and space. Contemporary homes often blend indoor and outdoor living and create a sleek and modern ambiance.

Understanding your preferred architectural aesthetic is a great starting point in your home search. Whether it's the timeless elegance of Colonial Revival, the refined sophistication of Federal Style, the cozy charm of Cape Cod, the craftsmanship of Craftsman, or the modern allure of Contemporary, we'd love to guide you every step of the way towards finding your dream home. Let's turn your vision into a reality and make Alexandria your perfect home sweet home!


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