The Many Varieties of Wood House Plans and Architectural Style

The type of residential architecture borrows the styles that were originated in the world. Some of the architectural designs were first seen in the United States and they include ranch-style wood homes and Cape Cod-style which become very popular. 

To think about the “planning and construction in Oslo”(which is also known as "planlegging og bygging i Oslo” in the Norwegian language) to build an ideal wood home for you and your family, here's a glance at some of the most popular architectural styles.

Cape Cod

This is a style that has been developed for harsh winters. Features of this style include pitched wood roofs that allow for easy removal of snow, a central fireplace, and unique design in history. Now many modern touches include things like garages in the rear wood windows and attics.


Colonial house plans are available in a wide variety of sub-categories such as German Colonial, Spanish Colonial, Dutch Colonial, and French colonial. Each subcategory has its characteristics. These include a stack at both ends of the wood house, square rooms on each level, barn or hipped roof, and a generally rectangular shape.


These home plans have features such as designs that are asymmetrical, wide-open spaces, rooflines that are spectacular and huge swaths of the windows.


The Craftsman style home is a type of bungalow style. They have the wood trim for decoration, porches that wrap around the house, the roof rafters are exposed and roofs that are low pitched and gabled.