"A one-storied house with gambrel roof, New England, 18th century. A similar design is used at the present time." —Kinne, 1920

One-storied gambrel roof

"A one-storied house with gambrel roof, New England, 18th century. A similar design is used at the present…

A gentleman on horseback carrying a child. The caption reads, "A rosy maid courtesied at the door, and offered to take the gentleman's baby."

A Gentleman on Horseback

A gentleman on horseback carrying a child. The caption reads, "A rosy maid courtesied at the door, and…

The birthplace of Ulysses S. Grant in Point Pleasant, Ohio.

Birthplace of General Ulysses S. Grant

The birthplace of Ulysses S. Grant in Point Pleasant, Ohio.

The house in which General Ulysses S. Grant died in Mount McGregor, New York

The House in which General Grant Died

The house in which General Ulysses S. Grant died in Mount McGregor, New York

Greenway Court was an estate of Thomas Fairfax, 6th Lord Fairfax of Cameron in Clarke County, Virginia, USA.

Greenway Court

Greenway Court was an estate of Thomas Fairfax, 6th Lord Fairfax of Cameron in Clarke County, Virginia,…

An early German and Gallic house.

German Habitation

An early German and Gallic house.

An early form of German and Gallic houses.

Early Habitations

An early form of German and Gallic houses.

Hampden House is a country house in the village of Great Hampden, between Great Missenden and Princes Risborough in Buckinghamshire. It is named after the Hampden family. The Hampdens (later Earls of Buckinghamshire) are recorded as owning the site from before the Norman conquest. They lived continually in the house until 1938.

John Hampden's House, Buckinghamshire

Hampden House is a country house in the village of Great Hampden, between Great Missenden and Princes…

The house of John Hancock in Boston, Massachusetts.

Hancock's House, Boston

The house of John Hancock in Boston, Massachusetts.

"Another style of hand-weeder, made at home out of hoop-iron." — Baily, 1898

Home-made hand-weeder

"Another style of hand-weeder, made at home out of hoop-iron." — Baily, 1898

The house of Cornelius Harnett in North Carolina.

Harnett's house

The house of Cornelius Harnett in North Carolina.

The birthplace of famous writer, Nathaniel Hawthorne in Salem, Massachusetts.

Birthplace of Nathaniel Hawthorne

The birthplace of famous writer, Nathaniel Hawthorne in Salem, Massachusetts.

A portrait of a house with vines around it.

Header Of House

A portrait of a house with vines around it.

A heating system spread throughout a two story home.

Heating System

A heating system spread throughout a two story home.

Hinchingbrooke House in Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, was built around an 11th century nunnery. After the Reformation it passed into the hands of the Cromwell family, and subsequently, became the home of the Earls of Sandwich, including John Montagu, 4th Earl of Sandwich, reputedly the "inventor" of the modern sandwich. It was originally given to Thomas Cromwell along with Ramsey Abbey as a reward for overseeing the dissolution of the monasteries.

Hinchingbrooke House

Hinchingbrooke House in Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, was built around an 11th century nunnery. After…

A home

Home

A home

A two-storied home with a chimney and long path.

Home

A two-storied home with a chimney and long path.

A home with a yard

Home and yard

A home with a yard

Large homes fringed by palm trees on a Florida shoreline.

Coastal homes

Large homes fringed by palm trees on a Florida shoreline.

The same gothic principles controlled the designing of houses, farm buildings, barns, granaries, and the like. The finest palaces are well represented by the Ducal Palace at Nancy (1476), the Hotel de Cluny at Paris (1485), and the Hotel Jacques at Bourges. These palaces are elaborately planned, with large halls, many staircases, and handsome courts; they are also extremely picturesque with their square and circular towers, slender turrets, elaborate dormers, and rich carved detail.

Hotel Jacques Coeur, Bourges

The same gothic principles controlled the designing of houses, farm buildings, barns, granaries, and…

Front view of a stone house.

House

Front view of a stone house.

Side view of a stone house.

House

Side view of a stone house.

Outline drawing of a house.

House

Outline drawing of a house.

House on a hill

House

House on a hill

A house

House

A house

A house

House

A house

An illustration of typical southern Victorian house located in Charleston, SC.

House

An illustration of typical southern Victorian house located in Charleston, SC.

An illustration of a large house.

House

An illustration of a large house.

An illustration of the side of a large house.

House (Side)

An illustration of the side of a large house.

An landscape illustrating a house set behind a hill.

House Behind a Hill

An landscape illustrating a house set behind a hill.

An illustration of a house blueprint with Spanish titles on rooms.

House Blueprint with Spanish Titles

An illustration of a house blueprint with Spanish titles on rooms.

A home that could be designed for use in the Plains of the midwest.

A House for the Plains

A home that could be designed for use in the Plains of the midwest.

A house in the country.

House in the Country

A house in the country.

The Pompeiian house consisted of several courts or <em>atria</em>, some of which were surrounded by colonnades and called peristyles. The front portion was reserved for shops, or presented to the street a wall unbroken save by the entrance.Legend: s, shops; v, vestibule; f, family rooms; k, kitchen; l, lararium; p, peristyles

House of Pansa, Pompeii (Plan)

The Pompeiian house consisted of several courts or atria, some of which were surrounded by…

An illustration of a two story house with a chimney.

Two Story House with Chimney

An illustration of a two story house with a chimney.

An illustration of a two story house with a tree near it.

Two Story House with Tree

An illustration of a two story house with a tree near it.

A city house in the country.  A low house would be better suited to sitting alone on a hill.

City house

A city house in the country. A low house would be better suited to sitting alone on a hill.

A house set on the side of a lake.

Lakeside house

A house set on the side of a lake.

"A modern small house with the 'lean-to' motif. Notice that the long slope faces the front." &mdash;Kinne, 1920

Modern house

"A modern small house with the 'lean-to' motif. Notice that the long slope faces the front." —Kinne,…

An illustration of a three story house.

Three Story House

An illustration of a three story house.

An illustration of a two story house.

Two Story House

An illustration of a two story house.

An illustration of a two story house.

Two Story House

An illustration of a two story house.

A house made of wood and plaster.

Wooden House

A house made of wood and plaster.

An illustration of a row of houses.

Houses

An illustration of a row of houses.

Old houses in Newport, Rhode Island.

Old Houses in Newport

Old houses in Newport, Rhode Island.

"A home-made humidifier, a pail with a strip of cloth arranged for feeding the water up and letting it evaporate into the air." &mdash; Ritchie, 1918

Home-made humidifier

"A home-made humidifier, a pail with a strip of cloth arranged for feeding the water up and letting…

The Jacob Purdy House was used as General George Washington's headquarters in 1778 and possibly in 1776 during the Battle of White Plains of the American Revolutionary War.

Jacob Purdy House

The Jacob Purdy House was used as General George Washington's headquarters in 1778 and possibly in 1776…

A depiction of the bedroom where Thomas Jefferson died in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Bedroom in Which Jefferson Died

A depiction of the bedroom where Thomas Jefferson died in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Kip's house, a home on Kip's Bay in New York.

Kip's house

Kip's house, a home on Kip's Bay in New York.

An example of a typical kitchen in colonial New England.

New England Kitchen

An example of a typical kitchen in colonial New England.

"A 'lean-to' of plain design. New England, about 1750." &mdash;Kinne, 1920

Lean-to

"A 'lean-to' of plain design. New England, about 1750." —Kinne, 1920

An illustration of a man and boy leaving home.

Leaving Home

An illustration of a man and boy leaving home.

The home of General Charles Lee of the American Revolution.

Charles Lee's House

The home of General Charles Lee of the American Revolution.

Spot where the cabin stood in which Lincoln was born.

Lincoln Birthplace Spot

Spot where the cabin stood in which Lincoln was born.

The childhood home of Abraham Lincoln in Farmington, Illinois.

Lincoln Home

The childhood home of Abraham Lincoln in Farmington, Illinois.

A textile machine used as a home appliance for sewing

Sewing Machine

A textile machine used as a home appliance for sewing

Montpelier was the estate of James Madison, fourth President of the United States.

Montpelier: The Home of James Madison

Montpelier was the estate of James Madison, fourth President of the United States.

An illustration of an elderly man with a cat walking towards a dilapidated house.

Elderly Man Walking with Cat Towards a House

An illustration of an elderly man with a cat walking towards a dilapidated house.

An illustration of a large mansion.

Mansion

An illustration of a large mansion.

An illustration of a large fireplace mantel with herald plaque in center and cravings of soldiers on top.

Ornate Fireplace Mantel

An illustration of a large fireplace mantel with herald plaque in center and cravings of soldiers on…