House Styles and their Names in Quebec
Bungalow & Ranch....one ground level home with or without basement and garage.
Raised Ranch....A split-entry Raised Ranch may have a main floor and a partially submerged basement. A split-level Raised Ranch has at least three levels.
Split Level...also known as a divided entry home, bi-level, raised ranch, or back split.
Colonial, Salt Box,Georgian... A two or three level house with a symmetrical rectangular façade, gable roof and simple classical detailing. May have pillars, columns, shutters and dormers.
Canadiana, Cape Cod...one and a half or two storey homes with dormers and wide overhanging roofs and a center door entry. A popular style in Quebec.
Cottage...in Quebec, a cottage may refer to a summer home but also is commonly used to refer to a two storey home.
Multi-Level...with several levels, often just raised by three or four steps.
Semi-Detached...two seperate houses attached by one common wall and sometimes attached only underground.
Duplex,Tri-Plex,Multi-family,Apartments, Condominiums...two, three or more multi family dwellings generally one on top of the other in one building.
Town Home,Town House,Garden Home, Row Housing...multiple dwellings attached side by side.
Executive...often used to refer to a luxury home.
Victorian...These fanciful houses are detailed with spindlework, mouldings and traditionally colourful.