Colonial-Style Homes The Colonial style--dating back to 1876--is one of the most popular styles in the United States. Colonial homes usually have two or three stories, fireplaces, and brick or wood facades. The classic Colonial house floor plan has the kitchen and family room on the first floor and the bedrooms on the second floor.
A New Federal-Style Farmhouse John B. Murray designs a Federal-style farmstead complete with a red barn for a family in Columbia County, New York. Classical moldings and a painted floor add authenticity.