Home is where our story begins…………
Home is the starting point of our dreams, aspirations, aims and many memories.
As an avid traveler, I love to see how people live in different regions of the world. From looking at home, I understand life of that particular regions, as construction of homes depends mainly on particular geography of that region. During my travel, apart from capturing monuments and famous places I love to take pictures of different styles of home.
So Presenting the Virtual Tour of Many styles of Homes Around the World…………..
Generally American houses are Colonial styled which has rectangular shape and constructed symmetrically. Two or three storey tall with pitched roof, private garage and double hung windows. In big cities people live in skyscrapers/multistory buildings.
German Houses –
Germans prefer to live in their own houses instead of rented ones. German Houses are having sloppy roofs because of snowy region. Made up of strong stones and wood to keep up the cold.
Greek Houses –
Mostly you will find white houses with blue domes/roofs and doors in Greece. Houses on islands are constructed on cliffs and so they are asymmetrically aligned. Shapes of houses are also irregular with narrow path leading to their entrances.
Spanish Houses –
Spanish styled houses are very famous across the world. Main characteristics of Spainish houses are colorful clay-tiled roof, exposed beams, pillars, wrought iron, inner courtyard, fresh floral decor, patterned floorings and many arches. Spanish houses’ walls are specially stucco-cladd to radiate back the heat in summers. Windows are usually small.
Indian Houses –
Indian houses varies from bungalow, haveli, villas flats or huts. Also Indian housing are very much influenced by particular culture and so every state of India have distinctive housing styles.Indian architecture is influenced by Hindu, Islamic and western culture which is clearly visible in housing styles too. One most interesting information that The world’s most expensive house “Antilla” is in India, which is worth $1 billion owned by Indian business tycoon. This house is 400,000sq.ft. mansion.
French Houses –
Traditional French Houses are built with Timber frame and brick or Bousillage(combination of moss and animal hair. French houses have unitary color scheme.
Georgian Houses –
Georgia once was a part of USSR and so houses reflects the Soviet style of architecture. An extended balcony is a typical feature of Georgian house. Generally all georgian houses have inner courtyard. Houses are made of wood and brick arranged in narrow cobbled stoned streets. Living in streets with balconies facing each other is quite common in Georgia. The balconies have intricate lattice work/jali work inspired from Ottoman Empire.
Arabic Houses –
Arabic houses have inner courtyard instead of front courtyard or garden to beat the heat. Generally their roofs are dome shaped, doors are shaped into arch style with small windows. Exteriors are very simple but interiors are very lavishly decorated. Generally their exterior walls painted like sand colors.
Australian Houses –
As Australia is one of most livable country of the world, houses here are very comfortable and modern styled. Symmetrical houses with all basic facilities. Windows are big for good view. Bungalows/Villas and Multi story both are preferred here.
Sri Lankan Houses –
Typical beach styled cottages with ample of coconut trees surrounding it. Sri Lankan Houses have big courtyard in their front.
Austrian Houses –
Austrian styled houses have rich facade, wide open porches and spacious balconies. They are typical mountain houses built mainly from woods with spendid view.
Italian Houses –
The typical Italian housing style is a two story building. They have projecting corniches, heavy brackets and richly ornamented windows, porches and doorways. The roofs are low pitched. Italian houses are very colorful from outside with fresh floral decor.
Hopefully in future during my travel, I would love to capture more styles and living. Home is not a play to stay but it reveals all the details of that geography and personality of person living in it. For me visiting traditional styled homes are as worthy as visiting any monument. By the way which style of home is your favorite????????
After returning from my travel first thing I do is to paint them what I see there…. Look my paintings inspired from my travel to see traditional homes
Keep traveling and keep discovering unique treasures of the world…………….
So…………….. Travel to see Many Styles of Houses
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