Did you pick Number 1? You're not alone. Many people mistake this house for a Queen Anne Victorian, constructed in the late 1800s. See how others voted. With the round tower and the expansive porch, the house certainly looks Victorian.
But, wait. I took that picture, and I'm not THAT old! Inside this house in northern Virginia, the answer is made clear: This is a new house with a modern kitchen and bathrooms and many contemporary features.
Most new houses reflect older styles to some extent. Even if you hire an architect to design a custom house just for you, most houses are based on some tradition of the past—either of your choosing or your architect's. Colonial and Georgian designs have maintained a steady popularity over the last two centuries. During the housing expansion of the 1990s to late 2000s, builders experienced an increased interest in homes with a Victorian or a Country cottage flavor.
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