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Bob Vila's Guide to Historic House Styles

These homes are characteristically one story with a low, pitched gable or hipped roof with limited detailing. They were usually designed with either double-hung sash or newly engineered metal casement, awning or slide windows, though picture windows became a central feature of the 1950s Suburban Ranch home.

Ranch-Style Home Ideas

Provide a Colorful Accent---I like the front porch without railing. It makes it feel more open.

The Quick Way to Determine Your Home's Architectural Style

Curb Appeal Ideas from Jacksonville, Florida

Extending the walkway into a brick parking pad created space for cars without compromising the house’s character. #curbappeal #hgtvmagazine http://www.hgtv.com/design/outdoor-design/landscaping-and-hardscaping/copy-the-curb-appeal-jacksonville-florida-pictures?soc=pinterest

Curb Appeal: 20 Modest yet Gorgeous Front Yards

"Wherever visitors are meant to enter your front yard (either from the curb itself, the driveway, or somewhere else altogether), make their entrance something special. Large potted mums, for example, are a colorful way to announce their entrance into your yard and home."