Popular Madison Home Styles

Choose from the list below for one-click access to all the Madison homes for sale categorized by architectural style. All the home styles listed below can be found in Madison WI and the surrounding communities. These Madison home styles have been identified by the SCWMLS (South Central Wisconsin Multiple Listing Service) as the most popular home styles in our MLS. Use the contact form at the bottom of the page if you would like assistance further narrowing down your search.


A Modern style, Split level design sequesters certain living activities, such as sleeping or socializing.


A forerunner of the craftsman style, California Bungalows offer rustic exteriors, sheltered-feeling interiors, and spacious front porches.

Cape Cod

A true classic, Cape Cod homes-square or rectangular one-story structures with gabled roofs and unornamented fronts-were among America's first houses.


An offshoot of the Cape Cod style, Colonial homes feature a rectangular, symmetric design, second-floor bedrooms, clapboard siding, and gabled roofs.


Unmistakably modern in feel, Contemporary style homes are identifiable by their odd-sized windows, lack of ornamentation, and unusual mix of wall materials.

National Folk/Farm

Rooted in Native American and pre-railroad dwellings, the National style consists of a rectangular shape with side-gabled roofs or square layouts with pyramidal roofs.


Full-or partial-width porches framed by tapered columns, overhanging eaves, and exposed roof rafters differentiate a Craftsman home from the similar California Bungalow. Prairie Originated by Frank Lloyd Wright, the Prairie-style house comes in two styles--boxy and symmetrical or low-slung and asymmetrical.

Raised Ranch

A ranch that is "raised" to create more living space and often includes a garage on the basement level.


Similar to the Spanish Colonial, Prairie, and Craftsman styles, Ranch homes are set apart by pitched-roof construction, built-in garages, wood or brick exterior walls, sliding, and picture windows.


A blend of styles originating in the 1990's and used in both traditional and contemporary style homes.


Another split-level type house that differs in that it has three levels of living area.


Half-timbering on bay windows and upper floors, and facades that are dominated by one or more steeply pitched cross gables typify Tudor homes.


Built during the rise of the machine age, Victorian architecture often incorporated decorative details such as brackets, spindles, and patterned shingles.


Homes with unusual styles such as A-Frames or underground homes that do not fit traditional categories.

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