Craftsman-style! Is it your favorite, too?? Study suggests that whether or not you prefer it may have something to do with your age.
A recent poll commissioned by Trulia revealed that 43% of respondents picked craftsman as their favorite style of home. Runner-ups include ranch at 41% and colonial-style at 36%. (Note that respondents were able to pick more than one style.)
An interesting aspect of this poll is how age factored into responses. The craftsman-style home is favored by 54% of millennials, but only 28% of baby boomers. Conversely, 52% of boomers preferred the single-story ranch home while just 36% of millennials agreed. Colonial style homes aren't quite as divisive. Roughly one third of all age groups preferred colonials.
Not surprisingly, the average price of a craftsman home accurately reflects it's popularity and demand. According to data from Trulia, they are, on average, $209,300 more expensive than the median US home at about $416,900! A ranch style home brings more bang for your buck, at a median cost of $201,000.
The least favored styles include Georgian, mid-century and Greek Revival!