Use Regional Architectural Styles

Use regional architectural styles for new construction. These styles include:
  • Colonial
  • Greek Revival
  • Mid-19th Century Farmhouse Adaptations
  • Shingle Style
Regional Fit
If houses are located on scenic roads or within historic neighborhoods, use styles associated with New England architecture.
  1. Colonial Style
  2. Greek Revival
  3. Shingle Style
What to Avoid
  • Nontraditional styles
  • Nontraditional building materials
Suggestions on what to avoid are not intended as a comment on taste but rather as an indication of styles inconsistent with preserving rural character. See our Introduction page for more information.