5 Of The Most Stylish Types Of Homes To Build For 2023

As a custom home builder in California, we know the benefits of a custom home better than anyone. However, we’re also able to keep a pulse on the industry in a way that very few others can.

Today, we’re going to share the five most stylish types of homes that we’re getting more and more requests for going into 2023.


5 Most Stylish Home Types in New Construction

While there are many styles of homes to choose from, the following are the most requested by our customers:


1. Modern Rustic

Modern rustic home styles are in high demand. Many homeowners want a home that melds the contemporary farmhouse with a cabin-style home, and that’s what the modern rustic offers.

So far, we’re getting a lot of requests from customers searching for a home builder that offers modern rustic style homes, which feature:

  • Open floor plans
  • Exposed architectural elements
  • Large windows
  • Clean lines
  • Unfinished metals

If you’re not a fan of the modern rustic style home, you may like the next style on our list.


2. Contemporary

Flat-roofs, exposed beams and gables were a major design point between the 1950s and 1970s. However, the trend is back, with more future homeowners asking us to build them homes that:

  • Are single story
  • Work off the surrounding landscape
  • Incorporate tall windows and natural lights
  • Blend multiple materials and textures together
  • Have an open design

Contemporary homes are back in demand in southern California, and we’re ranking this as the second most popular home style in 2023. However, we’re also seeing an uptick in ranch-style homes.


3. Ranch

Ranch-style homes are designed to imitate rural Western ranches. Modern designs often incorporate open floor plans and help connect owners to the outdoors.

Ranch homes typically have:

  • Patio spaces outdoors
  • Low-pitch rooflines
  • Large windows
  • An “L” or “U” shape structure in California

It’s also common for ranches to have finished basements and an attached garage. California ranches are usually low to the ground and designed to blend in with nature.


4. Traditional

Traditional homes can have a mixture of characteristics from different architectural styles. They often have:

  • Two stories
  • Covered entries
  • Front-facing gables
  • Symmetrically spaced windows
  • Simple rooflines
  • Modest details

Traditional is the most popular style home in the U.S., and it’s a timeless choice that will maintain its curb appeal for decades to come.


5. Mediterranean

Mediterranean-style homes were extremely popular from about 1918 to around 1940. Recently, we’ve seen a resurgence of this style. The Mediterranean homes that we see today are based on the Mediterranean Revival architectural style. They can follow Italian or Spanish design and may feature:

  • Stucco exteriors
  • Open floor plans
  • Low-pitched, tiled roofs
  • Arched doorways and windows
  • High ceilings
  • Balconies
  • Heavy wooden doors


Given California’s Mediterranean-like climate, this style of home is a fitting choice. You deserve a home style that’s perfect for you and your family. At SDS Homes, we work to bring your ideal home to life.


Contact us today to discuss your ideas for a home and see how we can help construct it in a style you love.

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