Oregon Home Styles

Eugene, Oregon has an array of home designs that give our town the unique character we love today!

In 1846, Oregon began with the Simple Log cabin style.


Pictured above is a replica of Eugene Skinner’s log cabin built in 1846.  The replica was built in 1972.


As technology advanced and  saw mills were established, homes became a bit more complex. Designs such as the Wood Frame Structure as well as the Revival style were created.


Built in 1855, Daniel and Catherine Christian House is the oldest residential structure in Eugene.

In the 1870’s, railroads provided a path for more supplies and materials to be shipped for construction in Oregon. Home trends including the Queen Anne Style, and the Italianate style emerged.


The Shelton Johnson McMurphey House, a Queen Anne Style home built in 1888


Beginning in 1945, families began buying land to build houses on.  During this time, a variety of styles were developed including Bungalows, Arts & Crafts, Craftsman style, and Revival Styles like Tudor, Mission, Colonial, English Cottage & Mediterranean style.


Originally built in 1908, the Equinox Real Estate offices are an example of a Craftsman style home.


After World War II and the Great Depression, Eugene saw an increase in houses. Developers purchased land and built basic houses in minimal traditional style as well as WWII Cottage Style also referred to as Colonial style.


Colonial style home.

Fifteen years later, Suburban Ranch and Split Level Ranch homes were popularized.











House plan for split level home.

As technology advanced and decor trends changed, 1980 Contemporary Style and Modern Design style homes were built.


Contemporary home in Eugene, Oregon.

Climate change became a concern in the 1990’s.  Many Eugenian’s began embracing sustainable features and focusing on building Eco-Friendly Style homes.


Located on River Road in Eugene, Oregon, the one bedroom 800 square ft home incorporated sustainability through solar panels on the south-facing roof produce energy for electricity, heat and hot water.


Which home style is your favorite?


This article was made possible thanks to the follow websites:

Thought Co

iDesign Arch

Skinners Butte Official Site

Trip Advisor

Associated Design


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