Guide to Austin Residential Styles

Austin Residential Styles

Every house has a style. Sometimes it has two or more, because of eclectic architectural mixes or renovations. Fitting a home into one specific category can be daunting, but let this be your overarching guide to Austin residential styles.

The architecture of Texas through the ages has certainly traced the cultural history of the state. From the missions built by Spanish settlers to the log cabins constructed by Anglo-American pioneers, the Spanish Colonial/ Mexican style era helped form an identity that is still uniquely Texan.

Austin homes reflect the area’s climate and eclectic style. A strong relationship to the outdoors is evident in these houses — a response to the relatively warm year-round temperatures. It’s distinctive landscape, alternatively lush and dry, calls for architecture that optimizes shading and ventilation in a variety of ways.

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