Texas Farmhouse Tours will be at the helm of a brand new tour of historic Texas Farmhouses. This Farmhouse Tour will feature Texas Farmhouse Architecture, Historic Texas Landmarks, and a visit to Historic Texas Hill Country Landmarks. Many people feel that the elegance of a Victorian Farmhouse was ever popular. The latest in American House Styles is a barn style Farmhouse built in Texas by John Smith, in 1875.
The Barn Style House is built in a round barn on a lot of land. The houses were often designed as small homesteads for newlyweds or newly married couples. The homes were built in an unfinished style with wood or clay walls and are very similar to the barn that they were attached to. A distinctive feature of the barn style is that it had no central heating system.
The barn style houses had been replaced by much larger mansions built on large plots of land with long gravel driveways leading to the home. Over time the Barn Style became more popular and was copied by other residents of the large farms. Today, the majority of people today live in modern Farmhouses. Even though their style is of the Farmhouse, the modern Homes have found a way to make a large space look smaller. The newer Homes are still built in the circular style that started it all.
One of the unique aspects of a modern Farmhouse is the brick and stucco that are used in the construction of the Home. The stucco used in the Modern Farmhouse Tour is a dark and rich colored stucco that has been a long-time favorite of homes built around the state of Texas. It is also called Stucco or Brick Construction.
The homes that are considered a part of the Traditional Style have been constructed using pine logs and stucco. The log style homes and the stucco homes are a trademark of Texas. These Homes have been the most popular style of Home in Texas. Today, many of these Homes are still in one piece.
For the Modern Farmhouse Tour, participants will travel back in time to view the oldest Farmhouse in Texas, a three story, white-washed Home built in 1870 by Jesse Crowder. The home was located in Bowie, Texas and is still listed on the National Register of Historic Places. All who attend the Modern Farmhouse Tour will have the opportunity to see the old log style Home, the stucco House, and see a very special antique farm equipment that was used by Jesse Crowder.
It was not until very recently that the grain elevators, Stables, Carriage Shops, and Horse Brods were included in the American House Style. Some of the Trades such as the Blacksmith Shop, Plowing and Ironmongery Sheds were left out. The style of the home had a unique theme to it and allowed people to sit in a carriage in front of their own home. The small turn-of-the-century home had lots of windows in the floors that were open and could be covered with straw.
What do you think of when you think of the American House Style? The rest of the Traditional House Gallery is available on my website.