The Waldo Historic District exhibits a variety of window styles from late-nineteenth and early-twentieth century building technology and aesthetics. These styles are associated with the community’s development.
The two-story house at 202 Line Avenue has weatherboard siding and a portico, symmetrical fenestration, and a low-pitched front gable roof. The design could be attributed to Neocolonial or Georgian Revival styles.
The frame vernacular style consists of simple wood framed buildings, which may be one or two stories in height, front porches and gabled or hipped roofs. This type of building reflects the builder’s experience, available resources and response to the environment. Decorative elements are limited, as are the number of windows and doors. The classic box or I-house and the hipped front commercial structure are common examples of this type of construction.
Often influenced by the macro climate in which the building is located, frame vernacular buildings tend to be insulated and sealed against heat loss. Windows are small to keep occupants cool, and chimneys are not used for fires but to vent the building.
Masonry vernacular buildings are primarily single-story dwellings, largely unornamented and constructed with locally available materials. Masonry vernacular residences are more common than other styles identified within the survey area and are found throughout all of the Neighborhood Planning Areas. Masonry vernacular styles are also more commonly found than Modern Vernacular designs in the study area.
Bungalows are popular among first-time homebuyers and families, as well as older homeowners looking to downsize. These simple, quaint houses typically offer one floor of living space and feature a front porch. They can be found throughout the country and were largely built during the 1920s and 1930s.
The bungalow style is distinguished by its simplicity, which reflects the Arts and Crafts movement. These homes are clad in weatherboard or shingle siding and often showcase prominent gable features. Depending on geographic location, they may also use stucco or brick as a building material.
Bungalow windows are double-hung and usually have a single, large pane of glass in each sash. Occasionally, the top sash will be divided into multiple lites. The windows are framed with simple, flat wood trim. Because they are low to the ground, bungalow windows are easy to shield from prying eyes by bushes or fences. This feature, however, can make it more difficult to enjoy natural sunlight inside the house.
Many Waldo FL homes are built in a modern style that is an eclectic mix of different architectural design trends. These homes often feature asymmetrical designs, but still follow a general trend of being minimalist in nature. This type of home typically features flat or cathedral ceilings with exposed beams and may have a single front or intersecting gable roof. This style of home also has a flat or pitched porch. The masonry school at 202 Line Avenue is an example of a Moderne home, built in 1923 with smooth wall surfaces and a simple cornice, a flat roof and a recessed central bay with four square columns.
Whether you’re updating your existing home or building a new house with modern style, our windows and doors can help you achieve the look you want. Modern designs reflect simplicity and open space, with a focus on clean lines. They may use bold colors or sleek hardware to accent a minimalist aesthetic.
Contemporary houses often feature oversized windows that blur the line between indoors and outdoors. They may be arranged in large window walls or span the entire height of a wall. These expansive glass openings can bring in natural light and frame beautiful views.
Sliding windows are another window option that offers sleek, narrow frames and minimal ornamentation. This window style is ideal for rooms where ventilation isn’t a concern, such as living areas.