If you're thinking of moving to Florida and need inspiration, check out these top 10 Florida home designs & styles. We've ranked these homes in no particular order and have included designs from the obnoxiously ostentatious to affordable compact entry level homes, complete with links to active listed homes for sale.
Large and relatively inexpensively constructed, the McMansion gained popularity in the 1990's. The McMansion spawned from elite millennials wanting more... more space, more rooms, more garages, more status, bonus rooms, and status.
These homes are basically built from the inside out with space in mind. Elevations often combine modern aesthetics with traditional aspects and floor plans are generally a minimum of 2,500 square feet.
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There's nothing more inviting than a Key West style home. Lattice work, relaxing covered porches, colorful shutters and a wide array of color pallets leave nothing to your imagination. A mix of Spanish Colonial and beach cottage, the Key West style home is a highly desirable design in the Palm Beach & Martin County areas. Colorful pastels and bright colors accent shutters, trim and woodwork.
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Stucco is the go-to exterior choice of builders and home owners in south Florida. It's durable, easy to care for and has great insulating properties. Stucco homes can be wood frame or concrete block construction, the latter is preferred due to lower insurance premiums and maintenance issues. Traditional Stucco homes come in a variety of flavors ranging from the chill Key West design, typical 60's style bungalow to mega mansions - but for our top 10 list, we'll classify them as everything in between.
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Mid Century Modern homes are indicative of Jalousie windows, one story compact affordable, built in 1950's - early 1970's, Terrazzo flooring (think today's modern durable Quartz counter tops on the floor), I Love Lucy style home with 2 or 3 bedrooms, galley kitchen with a shared full bath finished with pink, yellow or light blue tiles and matching sink and toilet. Concrete block construction is expected in these homes, garages are rare, carports are the norm.
These homes are great for first time home buyers looking for an affordable entry into home ownership, or anyone looking to downsize and remodel.
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Derived from the designs of French Colonial times of the 18th -19th centuries, Southern Plantation homes are defined with their stately wrap around porches, topped with a balcony above. Take a step back in time to luxurious understated wealth and comfort where family and friends congregate on the front porch rockers and swings, sipping home brewed iced tea and relaxing. Southern Plantation homes combine exquisite amenities and appointments into a welcoming and cozy environment.
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Prairie style homes offer expansive porches & balconies, hipped roofs and facades of wood & natural stone. Interior designs offer open floor plans, banks of floor to ceiling windows and ample skylights that flood the interior with light. This midwestern architecture blends well with Florida's tropical landscape.
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These homes are typically built on a concrete slab and finished in Hardiplank or stucco. Rear porches or patios are often screened and tend to have open spacious floor plans with volume ceilings. Streamlined designs utilize space and generally have high end appliances, Quartz counters, hard flooring and impact hurricane windows.
Spanish Colonial homes are most common in Florida, California, Texas and the Southwest. They're characterized by low pitched red clay tiles roofs, wrought iron gates & railings, courtyards, stucco walls and sweeping archways.
One and two story floor plans are accentuated covered entry ways, shutters painted in contrasting colors, with larger homes offering gracious balconies off the masters quarters.
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Old world brick homes are perfect for buyers looking for a welcoming old European flair. Typical homes are one and a half to two stories, steeply pitched roofs, turrets, vaulted ceilings, great rooms, courtyards and fireplaces encompass the architectural flair reminiscent of traditional European homes. Elaborate wood work often frames dormers, porches and railings.
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Manufactured homes are a great alternative for anyone on a tight budget, seasonal snowbirds or retirees. Manufactured home offer a variety of floor plans, single wide, double wide and triple wide varieties, with square footage upwards of 2,800 square feet in newer models. Vinyl or aluminum siding is the traditional exterior finish. Homes are strapped to a foundation for permanent affixation. The most desirable are situated on property owned in conjunction with the home. Land values tend to add significant value to these homes. Less desirable situations are located on leased land where lot rents can increase over time and home values are more likely to depreciate.
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Denise Copeland is a 30+ year resident of Palm Beach & Martin County areas and has extensive local knowledge of everything from the housing market, schools and events.
Licensed Real Estate Professional since 1991
Specializing in Palm Beach & Martin County areas.
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