Four Square Economical to build, these two-story square homes with hipped or gable roofs saw great popularity in the U.S. in the years after 1900. The boxy, four-room-over-four-room homes frequently had a dormered attic and a wide front porch.
This house may be familiar to many Americans, for this fashion stretches from coast to coast and survives in many forms. A generous front porch is covered by a hip roof, where a hipped dormer allows light into the attic space. The continuous eave line confidently surrounds the structure and maintains its low profile.