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]