The Many Facades of Pahlisch Homes: Say Hello to Our New Architectural Styles!

There’s a feeling you get when you see a beautifully-designed house for the first time. Maybe it’s the clean, modern lines or an idyllic front porch, but something charms you, welcomes you, and draws you in. It’s those carefully considered details that can take a house and make it feel like a home — your home.

Magical moments like these are one of the reasons we’re excited to announce the arrival of Pahlisch Homes’ four new architectural styles! We’re so proud of all the thought, care, and skill our team put into these designs. With a mix of timeless touches and progressive elements, we believe there’s something for every homebuyer in these new styles.

Without further ado, here is a sneak peek at our new architectural styles!

Northwest Traditional

Northwest Traditional takes its roots from historic styles like the Craftsman. But unlike a true Craftsman — known for ornamental, decorative exteriors — Northwest Traditional is a more simplistic blend of classic architectural styles. This helps homes in the Northwest Traditional style appeal to a wide range of homebuyers.

Some typical features of the Northwest Traditional style include:

  • Medium to low-pitched roof with occasional stick-framed porch or patio.
  • Primarily lap siding with optional masonry accents.
  • Tall windows with fractional grids at the top.

Columbia Farmhouse

When many people hear the term “farmhouse,” they likely picture the modern farmhouse style made popular by Joanna Gaines. Since her show “Fixer Upper” first aired in 2013, her modern farmhouse style — complete with shiplap walls and rustic barn doors — has exploded in popularity.

At Pahlisch, our new Columbia Farmhouse style evolves this modern farmhouse trend. With more contemporary accents, the Columbia Farmhouse style feels less rustic than recent takes on the farmhouse look while maintaining some cozy charm. Think of it as a new take on an old favorite.

Some typical features of the Columbia Farmhouse style include:

  • Classic gables with occasional varying eave heights to give a more updated, asymmetrical look.
  • Board and batten siding (with some optional masonry accents).
  • Single hung windows with simple, symmetrical grids.

Cascade Contemporary

If you’re more “fresh and bold” than “simple and timeless,” our Cascade Contemporary style may be the one for you. Borrowing from mid-century modern principles, the single sloped roof and off-center windows of this progressive style put it right in step with current mainstream architecture.

Some typical features of the Cascade Contemporary style include:

  • Mixed materials on the facade, including horizontal, paneled, and/or vertical orientations, as well as masonry accents.
  • Multi-pane window configurations (sometimes anchored on the corner of the house) with modern horizontal grids or no grids at all.
  • Single-slope roof forms with varying eave heights.

Pacific Nordic

If you’ve spent any amount of time on interior design Instagram in the past few years, you’ve probably come across the word “Hygge” (pronounced “Hoo-gah”). It’s a Danish term that when applied to the world of architecture, evokes comfort, warmth, and contentment.

Inspired by simplicity and minimalism, our Pacific Nordic style puts a more functional spin on this Scandinavian approach to home design. It also emphasizes cohesiveness between indoors and outdoors, with taller windows and more natural light. 

Some typical features of the Pacific Nordic style include:

  • Simple roof forms with a mix of pitches.
  • Horizontal lap siding as the primary material on the facade, with vertical siding added to create a unique directional contrast.
  • Taller windows that are clean and void of grids.

Find Your Perfect Home Style With Pahlisch

If this sneak peek sparked your interest, reach out to one of our New Home Specialists and schedule a call! As we begin to build homes using these new architectural styles, our team can keep you updated and help you find a home with all the beautiful design elements you love.

And for more news and updates about these styles and all things Pahlisch Homes, be sure to follow us on social media!


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