5 Architectural Styles with Staying Power

With a vast array of custom home styles, GTM Architects offers a look at some of their latest designs and most popular architectural styles, including Contemporary, Modern Farmhouse, French Country, Mediterranean, and Queen Ann.


Gracing the suburbs, this Contemporary-style split level evokes a modern presence on a quiet streetscape. Stone, glass, metal, wood, and stucco blend seamlessly into the landscape and hint at what to expect inside the light-filled interior spaces, which are slightly shaded by deep cantilevered roof projections. The back of the house is as exciting as its façade with pool and covered patios. Photos by Stacy Zarin Goldberg.

Modern Farmhouse

This Modern Farmhouse begins with a two-story traditional look that is wrapped in simple exterior forms and lap siding. Placed on a narrow lot, the unassuming façade makes way for the clean-lined interior with no-fuss minimalist detailing. The rear yard is an extension of the interior spaces with its covered patios and water and fire features for a true indoor-outdoor experience. Photos by Stacy Zarin Goldberg.

French Country

With Old World charm and classic elegance, this GTM Architects custom home presents a cedar and stucco exterior reminiscent of a French Country villa. A low swooping roof, shed dormers and clipped gables establish the distinctive style, while rustic materials, such as a cobblestone entry court and timber-framed porch, create a welcoming exterior. The timber accents continue around to the back of the home. Photos by Hoachlander Davis Photography.


This stately Mediterranean home presents a distinctive style with stone and stucco, deep roof eaves, and tall narrow window openings. A cobblestone court leads to the carved limestone vaulted entry portal and stair tower that divides the front doors from the turned two-car garage. The second floor band of stucco and the randomly coursed natural fieldstone give the home the grace of Mediterranean styling. Photos by Diego Valdez.

Queen Anne

The majestic Queen Anne-inspired custom home has a regal and inviting presence on a corner lot. The classic elements include a wraparound front porch, hip and gable roofs, and neutral shiplap siding with shingle-siding accents. Traditional elements, such as the raised panel shutters, painted woodwork, porch columns, and beadboard ceiling, create a true Queen Anne-style façade. Photos by Chris Mills.

For more information about lasting architectural styles and GTM Architects Residential Studio, visit www.gtmarchitects.com.

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