Do you know the different house styles and various architectural designs available in Northern New Jersey? New Jersey Homes for Sale vary in design from Expanded Ranches, to Cape Cods, to German Colonials, Greek Revivals, English Tudors, Grand Anne Victorians and many more. Contemporary homes are available in a few communities but they are hard to find and knowing where to search for your new home is important. FindNJHouse specializes in New Jersey homes for Sale within a 30-60 minute commuting distance to New York City. Once you have decided upon your commuting options, investigated the local schools, it is time to decide on the architectural style you are looking for in a home. When shopping for your home, knowing what is available in the different New Jersey communities is a must. Call FindNJHouse.Com at (973)-489-7916 to set up a consultation and Let’s Find Your New Jersey House.TODAY!
Colonials– When one talks about a Colonial, they are referring to a house style which was brought over to America between 1600-1800. The typical Colonial is not typical at all. The home style has roots in many different countries: New England Colonial, German Colonial, Dutch Colonial, Spanish Colonial, French Colonial and the popular Colonial Cape Cod. All are present in Northern New Jersey Real Estate today. Neoclassical Colonial is a modern version of the original colonial.
Tudors– The original Tudor home was developed during the Tudor Dynasty. The American Tudor is sometimes called the Tudor Revival. The typical Northern New Jersey Tudor home is characterized by steeply pitched roofs, exterior timbering infilled often with stucco or herringbone brickwork, tall mullioned windows, high chimneys, dormer windows and often thatched or slate roofs. Tudors are prevalent in Northern New Jersey. They range from small cottages in Bloomfield New Jersey to large mansions in Montclair, South Orange and Essex Fells among other communities.
Split Levels– A split Level house is designed to have the main living quarters of the home on the top level, and the family room or recreation room is on the ground floor along with an attached garage and sometimes a basement.Split level homes can be found throughout Northern New Jersey Real Estate . Two well known Northern New Jersey communities which have numerous split level homes in all price ranges are Livingston and Cedar Grove. These two communities offer numerous split level styles, the schools are fantastic and the commute is also under 60 minutes into New York City.
Ranches– Typical ranches are one floor homes,which can be quite easily expanded. Northern New Jersey Real Estate has numerous towns which have sprawling ranch communities. The ranch typically has huge basements which run the full length of the house and can usually be renovated into another floor of living space. Its an attractive house style if one does not enjoy stairs. Luxury ranches can be found in the Clifton neighborhood called Montclair Heights, in the central part of West Orange, throughout Short Hills and the Newstead Neighborhood in South Orange and within Montclair.
Contemporary– Contemporary homes are characterized by large windows, distinct walls, slanted or cathedral ceilings, and two floor foyers. Contemporary homes are hard to find in Northern New Jersey Real Estate, but two well know communities which feature contemporary homes are Park Ridge Estates in Cedar Grove and Livingston New Jersey.
McMansions– McMansion is a slang term which was coined in the last few years to denote homes which are a combination of the more classical styles developed in early America. They are newer homes which have been built much larger than earlier homes to accommodate the modern family.The kitchen is much larger with more amenities than ever before. The floor plan is usually open with less walls and larger rooms, a great room is also, typically added to the floor plan and the master bedroom is designed more like a master suite with huge bathrooms, walk in closets and sometimes a sitting room. Newer developments of McMansions can be found throughout most of Northern New Jersey but investigating North Caldwell, West Orange, Cedar Grove is where I would begin.