New Homeowners want Old and Historical House Styles

New home developers are noticing an increase in demand for period architectural details that hearken to a historical style. Homeowners are requesting these homes in reaction to the run of the mill models that tend to look like McMansions.

“The old Norman Rockwell picture of life is appealing to people again,” says Mr. Brasher, who builds in Peak’s Suburban Addition Historic District, with a business plan to expand into adjacent historic districts as land becomes available for new construction. “We’re all so busy and rushed, there’s so much technology in our office jobs, when we get home we just want to step back in time, where everything’s a little less hectic and more on a human scale.”
Builders use old-style details in new home construction [via Dallas Morning News]

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Timothy Dahl

Timothy Dahl

Founder/EIC at Charles & Hudson
Timothy’s background includes stints at This Old House, ELLE DECOR, Metropolitan Home and Woman’s Day. His work has been published on Wired Design, Bob Vila, DIY Network, The Family Handyman and Popular Mechanics and he has been featured on the Martha Stewart radio show and as a speaker at the ALT Design Summit, K/BIS and the National Hardware Show.