Popular in the Midwest, the prairie home is known for its defining horizontal lines. Prairie was influenced by the Arts and Crafts Movement and features many of the same concepts such as built-in furniture, simple materials and open floor plans. Prairie-style homes also feature long flat roofs, rows of windows, horizontal lines and organic patterns.
This home has all the classic architectural elements of a prairie-style home. long flat roofs with big eaves, rows of windows and horizontal lines. Developed in the Midwest by architectural trailblazer Frank Lloyd Wright, the prairie style was built based on the idea that a home should serve all practical needs without being overly embellished or showy. It was influenced by the Arts and Crafts Movement and features many of the same concepts such as built-in furniture, simple materials and open floor plans.
A stained cedar fence guarantees privacy in this home's side yard, where a mix of pine and oak trees, ornamental grasses and drought-tolerant perennials comprise the landscape design. The home's eco-friendly, exterior building materials include both smooth and scraped synthetic limestone blocks and fiber-cement siding, a product composed of 50-percent recycled content (fly ash) and wood fiber pulp supplied from sustainably managed forests.
The simple design of the craftsman era is evident in this prairie style home. Square porch columns and low-pitched roofs are characteristic of this style. Dark green awnings standout against a neutral exterior.
The five bedroom, five bathroom prairie style home has been fully restored to its original beauty but updated for today's living. Built from 1908-1912, there's a certain appreciation for the architectural details, including the gorgeous craftsman-style windows. The large reflecting pool adds a unique element to the design.
At a mere 400 square feet (of enclosed space), this tiny cabin actually meets the size requirements to be considered a park model RV. With gorgeous cedar wood siding and an impressive prairie-style design, the cozy home belongs in its own category.
A current take on the modern white box model of the 1960s and 1970s, this home is cool, clean and sleek. Its cantilevered, flat roof is reminiscent of prairie-style architecture, adding another interesting element to the exterior.
In La Jolla, Calif., a Prairie Craftsman-style home is completely remodeled. The inviting front porch has stone-based, wood-battered columns that lead to the front entry door. Stained cedar shingles with rows of alternating bands envelope the house, and the garage is relocated to the front of the house to make way for a backyard pool.
This prairie home style, made famous by Frank Lloyd Wright, was designed to harmonize with the rolling hills of the Midwest farmlands. It is characterized by long roof lines, cantilevers and lots of windows. This example combines brick, wood and limestone.
In keeping with this home’s prairie style, plants and shrubs that complement the vertical design were chosen to landscape the front of this home. Large brown planters hold tall tall trees leading up to the front door.