If you’re looking to buy or sell a home right now, you may be wondering, “What’s the most popular home style in Michigan?” Hey, even if you aren’t in the market to buy or sell, it’s interesting to learn what style of home is most preferred in our great state. I love looking at homes, so it’s crossed my mind.
The crew at HomeAdvisor.com obviously knows their homes, and they set out to determine the most popular home style in every state. “Whatever the reason for their preferences, we wanted to determine the most popular house styles in the country, so we surveyed over 2,200 Americans,” they state in the study. “We showed them visuals of 15 common house styles and asked them to rate their favorites and least favorites, and they also answered some questions about their tastes. From there, we determined the most popular house styles in 40 different states and gained some insight into what home buyers might be looking for.”
As for what’s most popular across the U.S., they discovered that cottage and contemporary both scored the highest, winning eight states each. “For cottage, these included states on either coast, such as Washington and Virginia, as well as states in the middle of the country, like Oklahoma,” HomeAdvisor.com states. “Known for their coziness and diminutive size, cottage-style homes typically have stone or wood elements and often include porches. Cottage-style homes also make great places to collaborate with local gardeners to create the outdoor space of your dreams.”
So, what’s the most popular home style in Michigan? Victorian. That’s a rare one, too, as only two other states picked Victorian as their favorite home style. According to MyMove.com, characteristics of a Victorian house include steep, gabled roofs; round angles; rowers, turrets and dormers; shapeley windows, especially bay windows; stained glass; decorative woodwork; bright colors; two to three stories; floorplans featuring added nooks; high ceilings; intricate wooden trim; and an ornate staircases. Sounds great to me. Find the full study here.