Spring is in the air, and the housing market is in full bloom.
As Huntsville continues to grow, its architectural prowess and variety develops too. We sat down with Rachel Brown, Owner/CEO of Rachel Brown Homes, and Kelly Ruh, Design + Marketing Coordinator at Legacy Homes, to define the hottest home design trends in Huntsville.
Read on for all the details.
What architectural styles are Huntsville residents choosing?
Brown and Ruh both noted that they’re seeing different design preferences between native Huntsvillians and new residents.
Of course, it can vary by the client, but most native Huntsvillians tend to go for traditional designs, such as Colonial or Craftsman.
“In a Trailhead neighborhood near Monte Sano, you’ll see more Craftsman and Providence-style homes. Whereas, in areas like Hazel Green or Meridianville, we build more Colonial homes.”Kelly Ruh, Design + Marketing Coordinator, Legacy Homes
When working with new Huntsville residents, Brown receives many requests for Modern Norwegian and Modern Prairie homes.
“People like the Modern Norwegian style due to the natural finishes, white walls, earth tones and minimalism. And we have a lot of requests for Modern Prairie homes because many people are relocating from other markets that already have that style.”Rachel Brown, Owner/CEO, Rachel Brown Homes
Brown also notes that the Modern Farmhouse style is still going strong.
What important features are people prioritizing?
According to Brown, luxurious yet practical kitchens are a priority for her clients. Additionally, she has seen a rise in the need of unique outdoor spaces since COVID-19.
“I believe that’s because so many people started working from home, and they valued outdoor, resort-style living. So backyard grilling, outdoor entertaining and aesthetically-pleasing green spaces are now a priority.”Rachel Brown, Owner/CEO, Rachel Brown Homes
Kelly Ruh also adds that a lot of home buyers request a flex space they can turn into a home office.
What colors and materials are Huntsvillians incorporating?
When it comes to exterior color palettes and materials, we again see some differences between native Huntsvillians and new residents. While many natives stick to more neutral color palettes, new residents are willing to experiment with brighter colors—like light and deep blues.
Ruh notes that a lot of popular traditional homes feature brick and hardie wood and opt for neutral color palettes showcasing beiges and greys.
Brown echoes Ruh’s insight on hardie wood. She also adds that metal roofs and painted brick are top architectural choices.
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