4 Classic American Home Styles

A living room with a gray sofa and a cream tufted chair with crown molding and an archway to the kitchen in the background.

From the crown molding of Colonial style to the timber beams of Tudor, find your favorite classic interior design look with these Clayton Built® homes.

Popular home styles can vary across the country, but if you’re interested in a more timeless look, one of these classic styles might be the perfect fit for you. Take a look at our list of Clayton Built® homes that incorporate traditional styles to give you the home of your American dreams.

Colonial Revival

There are different eras of Colonial style homes, including Georgian, Greek and French. Colonial Revival homes first appeared during the 1900s, with the majority having Georgian features. Think white trim, wainscotting, crown molding, arches, ornate details, soft colors and polished floors. These next homes capture these interior details and the nostalgia of the time period.

5607 Enterprise 7228

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The den of the 5607 Enterprise 7228 is a dream! The delicate archways over the hallway and built-in cabinet contrast with the stone fireplace and make it look even more luxurious. Draw your eye to the white trim and crown molding you will find throughout the home, and fall for the matching window cornice with the filigree design in the middle.

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If you continue to the kitchen and dining room, you’ll go through the archway and see tall cabinets and a stately kitchen island with room for seating, paneled design and turned legs. The glass patio doors and window have grid patterns, common for the style. Explore the rest of this beautiful home’s features, like the double primary bedroom closets, the freestanding enclosure shower and the built-in bench and racks in the mudroom. The shared bathroom of this 4 bed, 2 bath home even has double sinks that are separate from the tub and toilet. This allows for privacy while still leaving the sinks available.

4607 Rocketeer 7 7628

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The 4607 Rocketeer 7 7628 is another 4 bedroom home with Colonial influence in its interior design. You’ll see the same white trim, crown molding and elegant archways. The dining room also has large double windows for natural light and white wainscotting.

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The kitchen island once again has turned legs and plenty of extra seating. The cabinets are almost endless for storage space, the floors gleam and the picture window over the sink is a darling touch. As for the rest of the home, a soaker tub and separate shower grace the primary bathroom, along with double sinks. You also have both a family room and a living room, with the option to add a study or expand the laundry room.

Other home recommendations: 103 Elite Plus 7616, 4603 Rocketeer 3 5228, K1676H


Craftsman homes grew out of the 1800s “Arts and Crafts” movement that emphasized handmade quality and accessibility for the everyday person. Its popularity reached the United States by the early 1900s.

Some of the features found in a Craftsman-style home include covered porches, natural wood elements, ceiling beams, fireplaces, dining rooms, nooks and built-ins. If you are dreaming of details like this in your manufactured or modular home, there are many Clayton Built® homes to choose from. But these two models really showcase our Craftsman inspiration.

The Palmer

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The Palmer is a gorgeous 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom home that really captures the Craftsman spirit. Let’s start in our favorite room. The den has warm, wood-style beams crossing over each other on the ceiling, matching the tall built-in shelves on either side of an optional fireplace. The fireplace can easily be the focal point of the room; it’s overlaid in weathered stone and topped with a simple but beautiful wooden mantel.

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And you’ll find more built-ins throughout the rest of the Palmer. The kitchen not only boasts a large island with columns, stone tile backsplash and a picture window above the sink; there is also a built-in buffet counter in the dining area with extra cabinets. The paned glass of the windowed wall above the counter complements the glass door to the den. In the primary bathroom, the vanity has double sinks built in while the soaker tub has extra shelving, perfect for keeping towels and bath products handy. There are even two sliding doors: One to enter from the primary bedroom and the other for a privacy toilet.

The Stewart 28

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The wraparound porch with its thick columns alone will make you love the Stewart 28. With 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, it is a great size for a family looking for a Craftsman-style home. The natural wooden trim everywhere, the stone-accented backsplash in the kitchen and the extra built-in cabinets and shelves in the bathroom are little touches that really make this home stand out.

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Of course, we can’t forget the larger features, too. The primary bedroom has a coffered ceiling of thick wood beams and a matching accent wall. The large, Austin stone-style fireplace is an option that complements the bow windows across from it in the living room, and the tall windows on each side of the fireplace are great places to set a comfy chair for a cozy reading nook.

Other home recommendations: 4058 Elite Plus 6216, The Burbank, 2483 Heritage

Tudor Revival

Tudor-style homes are influenced by a blend of English medieval design and surged in popularity in the 1920s. Tudor Revival emphasizes darker woods, beamed and coffered ceilings, arches, stone and brick accents, large fireplaces and warm colors. Check out these home models that embrace the best of Tudor Revival interiors.

3533 Jamestown

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With 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, the 3533 Jamestown is regal in design, from the dark cabinetry and built-ins to the coffered ceiling in the great room. The arched entryways in the center of the home really help make an entrance, and we love the dining room that leads to a small office alcove through one of the arches.

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In the primary bathroom, the brick overlaid soaker tub is an elevated touch and matches the optional fireplace in the great room. The marble look of the tile in the shower and bathroom floor, as well as the continued countertop backsplash in the kitchen, also gives the home those romantic stonework touches, and these accents and the darker wood complement the warm beige color of the walls. Enjoy the modern advantages as well with extra storage cubbies, a walk-in closet and stainless steel appliances.

The Aspen

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See yourself holding court in The Aspen. Enjoy the wood trim and the rich finish of the cabinets, sliding doors and kitchen island. The iron-style hardware and aged wood look of the sliding doors work well with the medieval approach. One of them hides the entrance to the pantry off the dining room and leads to the laundry room. The other door is to the primary bathroom, which includes a walk-in closet.

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Lofty beams stretch across the ceiling of the shared spaces, and the warm yellow tray ceiling in the living room is an eye-catching Tudor detail. Get a more modern take on this style with a linear electric fireplace in the dark paneled accent wall, complete with a built-in storage bench with cubbies underneath. Overall, this 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom home brings Tudor Revival features into today’s world.

Other home recommendations: The Oaklawn, The Freedom 3252, 1321 Classic


Beginning in the 1920s, this all-American style home was popular up to the ’70s. Originally single-story, long homes, the ranch home or rancher typically has features like an open floor plan, large windows, patio access, an attached garage and simple decoration.

The Ashton

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The Ashton is a great example of a ranch-style home with a modern twist. And you get the added bonus of a front porch! We love it so much that we even made it a Friday Favorite! Large windows, a 2-car garage and split bedrooms are just some of the features available in this 3 bed, 2 bath home.

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Enjoy the view of your backyard with the dining area’s sliding glass patio doors. The kitchen shows off the sleek cabinets, modern range hood, wood-style flooring and a large island that can seat three or four. Other highlights of the home include the utility room and a lovely primary bathroom with a built-in linen closet and walk-in shower.


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The Frontier is another rancher with an open layout and a garage option. The home has beautiful details, especially in the kitchen with wood trim around the big windows, tall cabinets in a natural finish, a decorative range hood insert and an island with a built-in sink and breakfast bar.

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That same attention to detail is found throughout the home, elevating the simplicity of the design into a homey charm. The primary bathroom is no exception with its wood overlaid soaker tub, a shower with a privacy wall and separate double sinks with raised extra counter space.

The bathroom door even has a vent built into the bottom to release steam, and you have the option to add a small door for clothes hamper access that connects directly to the laundry room. And did we forget to mention the double walk-in closets, the wood ceiling beams in the great room and a massive stone fireplace option? This home has so many must-have features, it’s hard to keep track!

Other home recommendations: The Bexar, Beacon St 6028-MS025 Sect, The Savannah

Whichever traditional home fits your favorite style, Clayton offers a variety of designs for every family. Whether you love a welcoming front porch and a cozy fireplace or need a garage and lots of closet space, you can search for the features you are looking for. Learn more about how to find the perfect Clayton Built® home for you.

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