Styles of homes have changed throughout the years. With significant changes over the years in building materials, pricing, and technology, homeowners now have unlimited choices now in many areas, both urban and rural. Home buyers, even in Amite, Louisiana can choose whether they want a Mediterranean style home, Acadian style, Floridian, or Rustic style home. All of these styles are extremely beautiful and unique in their own ways so you couldn’t say one is better than the other, only that it is truly up to the buyer’s preference. Trends have identified themselves in the Amite area over the years.
Acadian style homes were the most common in the early 1990’s and the construction materials were mixed between wood and vinyl siding. Vinyl siding protected the wooden frame of the home and was extremely resistant to deterioration due to mold or insects. Vinyl is fairly inexpensive so if it ever got damaged, it could be replaced for very little cost. Over the years, brick and stucco combinations became more popular in the Amite area homes. Stucco gave the homes many different finish options in both the texture of the stucco and the color options. We all know brick is one of the most durable exterior building materials and they come in a multitude of color variations. Mixing the brick with stucco allows you to accent the colors in the brick by painting the stucco any color you want. Stucco is applied to a metal mesh that is attached to the home in any pattern you design, so this gives the owner the ability to use accents to the home that you are unable to accomplish with many other materials. Stucco is porous however and is susceptible to mold and mildew if it is not maintained properly.