Home Styles

There are four basic home styles which make up the Belmont Addition Conservation District.

Colonial Revival Style




The Colonial Revival style, like the Neoclassical, borrows elements from Greek and Roman architecture. The facade is symmetrical with a centered doorway and paired windows. A decorative crown (pediment) is typically located above the door and may extend forward, supported by slender columns. Porches generally extend out from the sides of the house. The roof is usually a side gable, however a gambrel-type roof is characteristic of the Dutch Colonial style.

Other Dallas Neighborhoods containing Colonial Revival style houses: Lakewood, Highland Park, Swiss Avenue, Greenway Parks, University Parks, Shorecrest Estates, Kessler Park, Stevens Park Estates 

Craftsman Style



The Craftsman-style home was popular during roughly the same period as the Prairie style. This style has low-pitched, gabled roofs with wide, unenclosed roof overhangs, in which beams and roof rafters are left exposed. Decorative brackets are common. Craftsman homes commonly feature full-or partial-width porches with roofs supported by square columns. The columns or column bases commonly continue to ground level without a break at the level of the porch floor.

Other Dallas Neighborhoods containing Craftsman-style houses:  Vickery Place, Junius Heights, Lakewood Heights, Mount Auburn, Swiss Avenue Historic District, Winnetka Heights

Prairie Style




A typical Prairie has large overhanging eaves and a low-pitched, hipped roof, which create a distinctive horizontal quality reminiscent of the midwest United States where this style was born. The overhanging eaves supported by stout, squared columns create spacious porches, a common characteristic of the Prairie style.

Other Dallas Neighborhoods containing Prairie style houses: Winnetka Heights, Peak’s Suburban, Swiss Avenue, Munger Place

Tudor Revival

5828 Velasco  TUDOR2

Tudor Revival style homes are generally distinguished by an asymmetrical front facade incorporating at least one very steep, front-facing gable. Decorative half-timbering, the most easily recognizable feature of the Tudor Revival style, is actually only found on about fifty percent of Tudor Revival homes. The facade generally has a front door accentuated by a flattened, pointed arch, sometimes referred to as a Tudor arch. Also characteristic of Tudor Revival style homes are tall, narrow, multi-paned windows and a massive chimney.

Other Dallas Neighborhoods containing Tudor Revival style houses: Lakewood, Hollywood/Santa Monica, Greenland Hills (also known as the M Streets), Greenway Parks, Oak Lawn Heights, Perry Heights, Abrams Brookside, Gastonwood/Coronado Hills, Swiss Avenue, Dell, Kessler Park, Hampton Hills, Stevens Park Estates