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All the way back in May we asked you to choose your favorite style of home for an upcoming story in HGTV Magazine. After more than 2,000 of you voted, the results are in. Check out the winners, and — bonus! — they’re all currently for sale. Get details below, if you’re in the market.

1st Place: Craftsman

Craftsman style house

$375,000, Canton, GA. 6 BR, 4 BA, 4,196 sq. ft., built in 2004
AGENT: Ursula Dahle, Keller Williams Realty Platinum Partners

Craftsman homes became popular in the early 1900s as architects began to emphasize humble materials and handmade elements. “The extended eaves, muted colors, and earthy materials, like brick, help these homes blend into the landscape, which people love,” says Curb Appeal’s John Gidding. “No surprise it won!”

2nd Place: Victorian

Victorian style house

$268,700, Lehighton, PA. 7 BR, 3 BA, 4,655 sq. ft., built in 1884
AGENT: John Ebeling, Prudential Patt White Real Estate

“People who love color and decoration love Victorians,” says Gidding. “The ornamental style became fashionable in the late 19th century. Because they’re rich with detail, the houses look expensive, even when they’re not,” says Gidding. Talk about making a good impression!

3rd Place: Mediterranean

Mediterranean style house

$999,000, Naples, FL. 4 BR, 3.5 BA, 3,628 sq. ft., built in 2007
AGENT: Aldee Rosenberg, Coldwell Banker

With big outdoor spaces, terra-cotta roofs, stucco exteriors, and arched windows, this style, which hit its stride in the Southwest and Florida in the 1920s and ’30s, shouts seaside elegance. “Mediterranean homes are glamorous but also need little maintenance and are incredibly sturdy,” Gidding says.

Have you picked up the September issue yet? Find more Craftsman, Victorian, and Mediterranean homes for sale, and see where the remaining six styles landed on our list.

42 Responses

  1. Karin Burnett says:

    I LOVE Colonial style homes. Think "Home Alone" and "Father of the Bride." Just beautiful. Cape Cod a close second.

  2. Grandma Lee says:

    What numeric value did Traditional Style garner?

  3. Eleni says:

    Have a Greek husband , so I must pick The Mediterranean house . We live in one now but not as nice as the one in the picture .

  4. Monica says:

    Victorian of course. There is nothing like it. It has character -distinguishing qualities, attitudes and values of this period.

  5. deb says:

    Meditteranean, so beautiful!

  6. Diane says:

    I love many beautiful homes with an open concept ,the style is not important.

  7. lonna says:

    french country

  8. Sandra K Ford says:

    Mediterranean for me. Not the one in your photo though. I am building my 3rd one at the age of 67. So many options with this style and almost fireproof!

  9. Veritas Builder says:

    Fine way of explaining, and fastidious piece of writing to obtain facts on the topic of my presentation focus, Custom luxury home builder with a reputation of sophistication, exquisite service, and exceptional craftsmanship in San Antonio and Hill Country – http://www.vchtx.com

  10. joeanna anthony says:

    Bungalows are well-known for using every square foot effectively, and home owners should be able to do the same when designing one. This means that you should utilize the architecture of the home and design accordingly…I love Craftsman! It’s in my favorite house styles. I feel more at home in a Craftsman than in a frilly Victorian…

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Alyssa SparacinoAlyssa is the Online Editor for HGTV Magazine. She lives in a cozy brownstone apartment in Hoboken with (she likes to think) tons of charm. The older building provides character...


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