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Is Your House Mixed Up?
1920 Cottage Home

1920 Cottage Home

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Some houses seem to have an identity crisis. At first glance, the house might resemble a classic Cape Cod. The doorway might suggest a charming Tudor Cottage. And perhaps there's just a hint of Arts & Crafts styling in the window details.

Houses, like people, are complex and often contradictory. They may begin with a single vision, but an architect's whim or a builder's eagerness to display his talents can lead to unexpected flourishes. Also, many homes are reshaped over the years as owners add rooms, raise roofs, move doors, and change details.

For the same reasons, you may find it difficult to describe the style of famous buildings and historic landmarks.

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